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The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

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The adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous hotel from the fictional Republic of Zubrowka between the first and second World Wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend.

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Wes Anderson

Writers:

Stefan Zweig (inspired by the writings of), Wes Anderson (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Top Rated Movies #188 | Won 4 Oscars. Another 127 wins & 219 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ralph Fiennes ... M. Gustave
F. Murray Abraham ... Mr. Moustafa
Mathieu Amalric ... Serge X.
Adrien Brody ... Dmitri
Willem Dafoe ... Jopling
Jeff Goldblum ... Deputy Kovacs
Harvey Keitel ... Ludwig
Jude Law ... Young Writer
Bill Murray ... M. Ivan
Edward Norton ... Henckels
Saoirse Ronan ... Agatha
Jason Schwartzman ... M. Jean
Léa Seydoux ... Clotilde
Tilda Swinton ... Madame D.
Tom Wilkinson ... Author
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Storyline

GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL recounts the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune -- all against the back-drop of a suddenly and dramatically changing Continent. Written by Fox Searchlight Pictures

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some sexual content and violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Germany

Language:

English | French | German

Release Date:

28 March 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El gran hotel Budapest See more »

Filming Locations:

Görlitz, Saxony, Germany See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$811,166, 9 March 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$59,100,318

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$174,600,318
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Technical Specs

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Unlike most movies, every time a newspaper article appears, it has a detailed and complete depiction of the events in the headline, all written by Writer and Director Wes Anderson. See more »

Goofs

When Serge X. is serving the guests at the reading of Madame D.'s will, he is standing still in one shot, serving ice in the next, then again standing still again. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Author: It is an extremely common mistake. People think the writer's imagination is always at work, that he's constantly inventing an endless supply of incidents and episodes; that he simply dreams up his stories out of thin air. In point of fact, the opposite is true. Once the public knows you're a writer, they bring the characters and events to you. And as long as you maintain your ability to look, and to carefully listen, these stories will continue to...
Author's Grandson: [...]
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The film title appears on a book a present-day Lutz resident reads, homaging the film as a narrative memoir. See more »

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Referenced in Flecos (2015) See more »

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The Emperor's New Clothes
31 March 2014 | by taniabrook-295-520155See all my reviews

Having lost almost 2 hours of my life watching this pretentious, awkward, tedious,repetitive nonsense masquerading as a film, I felt an urgent need to warn my fellow movie goers of this stinker of a movie.

The Great Budapest Hotel is "in your face" director's overindulgence in experimenting. It lacks even pretense of trying to tell an entertaining story. Its caleidoscope of disjointed themes crawls, mostly sideways, with the dreadful quality of a nightmare.

One might fall into a trap of wishing to explore the latest "oeuvre" of a "cult" director/screenwriter. For those of you be warned, you'll need a strong motivation to sit through this indulgent mush of an experiment in viewers' goodwill.

The one star goes for some striking images which "do not a movie make".


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