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.
The story of King George VI of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, his impromptu ascension to the throne and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch become worthy of it.
Helena Bonham Carter
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
When Zero and Monsieur Gustave chase Jopling at Gabelmeister's peak, they each wear a priest's cloak over them. After the sledge falls, the cloak is gone. See more »
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...
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Balalaika music plays and stylized drawings of balalaikas appear with the end credits until 1:38:53. The screen goes to black, the music pauses, and a lively little Russian dancer (animation) side-steps in at the bottom right corner. The balalaika music resumes, and he dances a traditional Russian dance to the music while the music credits roll: "The Ludmila Zykina State Academic Russian National Balalaika Ensemble", "Orchestre de Balalaikas Saint-Georges", "Musicians", "London Voices Choir", "Music Department", and finally a list of music: The Linden Tree, S'Rothie-Zaurli, Svetit Mesvats, Kamarinskaya, Concerto for Lute and Plucked Strings I. Moderato. He dances for about 56 seconds, all the way through to the ending copyright statement. See more »
Here we are with Wes Anderson's latest film, The Grand Budapest Hotel, which once again excels in everything Anderson knows best by delivering another kind of film. This movie combines early comedy slapstick and hijinks with that Anderson dry humor and melancholy along with the requisite great cast, performances, and set design to make this one of his best films easily.
Good: I love the whole cast. Ralph Fiennes as Gustave is amazing and he is one of the best lead roles in an Anderson movie to date. Newcomer Tony Revolori easily keeps up with Fiennes doing a fantastic job. Everyone else from Norton to Ronan are fantastic. The set design and cinematography are magnificent as usual with great scenery and cool children book style backgrounds. The comedy hits every time and it even packs some surprises to with a great murder mystery that gels with a road film. There's even some sweetness underneath the zaniness giving it some surprising depth to it.
Overall, it's definitely one of my favorites of his movies and further cementing him as a great voice in movies today.
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