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You read that right, Wes Anderson has created a short film, with little fanfare, reuniting him with actor Adrien Brody, a regular in Anderson’s films (The Darjeeling Limited, Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Grand Budapest Hotel).

We’re all about full transparency here at Anglophenia: This is indeed a commercial for H&M in the form of a film, but at the end of the day, it’s three minutes and 52 seconds of filmmaking magic — we’ll take it.

Brody takes on the role of a train conductor named Ralph on H & M Lines. He is tasked with delivering unfortunate news to the passengers traveling over the holidays. Due to challenging weather conditions, combined with mechanical issues, they are running… eleven and a half hours late. That is quite a delay.

Conductor Ralph isn’t going to give up, though. He hops on the train phone to get ahold of station master Fred, asking, “Do you have the scissors, construction paper, aluminum foil, extension cord… what else?”

WHAT could he be planning? Check out the entire short film below to find out:

This isn’t the first Wes Anderson film to take place on a train, at least in part in The Darjeeling Limited.

Did this feel like a Wes Anderson feature film, only shorter??

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By Brigid Brown