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.
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
Ludwig's tattoos are a direct copy of the character of Pere Jules in the 1934 film L'Atalante (1934). The MAV tattooed on his left arm is the abbreviation of the French saying "morts aux vaches", which translates roughly to "death to the cows/police". See more »
When Jopling is at the gas station, the calendar on the wall says "October 1932", but shows October 5, 12, 19, and 26 as Sundays. In 1932, those dates fell on Wednesdays. 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 »
My heart is still rolling from the escape to 30's Europe this afternoon, and without jet lag. This movie is an inspiration, a dream, a walk through a painting and a study of humanity.
Ralph Fiennes is a phenomenon as M. Gustave. his interactions with every cast member and especially newcomer Tony Revolori are fantastic. The later holds his own weight beyond belief and the entire film is an amazing adventure with James Bond style chases, a large murder mystery, the best placed cussing and of course the sensational cinematography. The sets, models, angles and even the most nondescript characters come to life each on their own and together as a symphony of beauty. It's freaking brilliant; The Grand Budapest Hotel.
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