The Darjeeling Limited - 2007
Movie: The Darjeeling Limited - 2007
Director: Wes Anderson
Synopsis: A year after their father's accidental death, three brothers - Francis (Owen Wilson), Peter (Adrien Brody) and Jack (Jason Schwartzman) - meet for a train trip across India. Francis has organized the trip as a "spiritual quest". It quickly veers off-course, due in part to over-the-counter pain killers, a poisonous snake, and their long-standing sibling tendencies to argue, sulk, and resent each other. Francis eventually reveals their true destination - to find their mother (Angelica Huston), who has become Sister Patricia Whitman and escaped to a convent in the Himalayas.
Scene: Peter has just managed to catch the departing Darjeeling Limited as it pulls out of the station at Jodhpur. Carrying one large leather suitcase, he finds their reserved compartment, and Jack, who is napping amid more luggage.
Monogram: The initials J.L.W., in plain white block letters, monogram each piece of the thoroughly eccentric 11-piece luggage set that was their father's, and is now being transported across India. (Suitcases by Marc Jacobs for Louis Vuitton). The leather bags are embossed with hand-painted palm trees and animals. This overblown luggage set is almost a character in the movie - sharing many of the family attributes of excess. Their father, James "Jimmy" Whitman, had a middle initial L. The film never reveals what it stands for, but each of the three brothers also have it as their middle initial.
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