Three American brothers who have not spoken to each other in a year set off on a train voyage across India with a plan to find themselves and bond with each other — to become brothers again like they used to be. Their “spiritual quest”, however, veers rapidly off-course (due to events involving over-the-counter pain killers, Indian cough syrup, and pepper spray), and they eventually find themselves stranded alone in the middle of the desert with eleven suitcases a printer, and a laminating machine. At this moment, a new, unplanned journey suddenly begins.
There are some special guest stars in The Darjeeling Limited. Eleven of them, in fact. An entire monogrammed luggage set, designed by Marc Jacobs for Louis Vuitton.
(Well, there are actually fifteen guest stars, if you count the suits worn by all three main characters and Owen Wilson’s belt that matches the luggage set, all designed by Marc Jacobs for Louis Vuitton.)
The luggage set is a beautiful brown calf skin with prints of elephants, zebras, giraffes and palm trees. I personally could have done without the animals or palm trees, but they fit the characters and the movie.
While I thought the movie was very good, I found myself staring at the set throughout the movie. During certain scenes, I found myself wanting to shriek at the screen, but settled for quietly exclaiming, “Careful! Those are Louis Vuitton suitcases!”
I give The Darjeeling Limited (and the luggage set) Two thumbs up. Images via Elle.