It is fun to see Portman in the dominant role here. I love Wes Anderson but Darjeeling is not one of my favorites. Many professional reviewers and lovers of art and indie films adore his movies, whereas the average Joe or Josephine probably wonders why anyone would pay to see these movies. I don't really understand the question about it appearing in theatres as part of the main film but I think it does a nice job revealing the characters a bit. Here there's nothing very clear, well the reasons are certainly not clear but of cure the actions upon those things that happened are more than clear. This was a beautiful little film that that plays out like one Truffaut's Antoine Donielle films.
Hotel Chevalier is a strange beast then; it can be viewed in several ways but it is not that great in any of them.
Natalie Portman nude - Hotel Chevalier
It doesn't really matter. The Darjeeling Limited is about three brothers who take a spiritual journey to India to become better brothers. It seems to be trying to say something between the two characters, but I don't know what. In truth there is not a whole canvas of backstory here, either. Some love this ambiguity--some can't stand it. Designed as a semi-independent prelude to "The Darjeeling Limited", "Hotel Chevalier" proves that ten minutes of Wes Anderson's wizardry are worth more than many another big-budget director's feature-length film. Separating these parts into two separate ones is a brilliant decision.