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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... M. Gustave
... Mr. Moustafa
... Serge X.
... Dmitri
... Jopling
... Deputy Kovacs
... Ludwig
... Young Writer
... M. Ivan
... Henckels
... Agatha
... M. Jean
... Clotilde
... Madame D.
... Author
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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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Rated R for language, some sexual content and violence | See all certifications »

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28 March 2014 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El gran hotel Budapest  »

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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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In an interview with Stefan Zweig's biographer, Wes Anderson singles out two of Zweig's books, "Beware of Pity" and "The Post Office Girl" as ones from which this film has elements "that were sort of stolen." He also states, "two characters in our story are vaguely meant to represent Zweig himself, our 'author' character, played by Tom Wilkinson, and the theoretically fictionalized version of himself, played by Jude Law. But, in fact, M. Gustave, the main character who is played by Ralph Fiennes, is modelled significantly on Zweig as well." See more »

Goofs

When Jopling breaks the ice by stamping, cracks are quite close to M. Gustave's hands. In the next shot, the cracks disappear. See more »

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[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 closing credits are accompanied by balalaika music and contain pictures of balalaikas. See more »

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References Lawrence of Arabia (1962) See more »

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Kamarinskaya
Performed by Osipov State Russian Folk Orchestra, Vitaly Gnutov
Courtesy of Universal International Music B.V. Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Keep your hands off my lobby boy!
4 February 2015 | by See all my reviews

The Grand Hotel Budapest is a zany, colorful and fascinating journey through old postcard Europe, such as only Hollywood can think of. With his old, almost square picture format Wes Anderson pays tribute to recent days, but with the whole movie. In addition to his brilliant humor and endearing characters, this film captures gems with seemingly small details and meticulous compositions. For me, now one of the funniest and most original movies of 2014.

The style is unique. You will either like it or you won't. There is no middle ground here.

With too many great actors to mention, they all gave outstanding performance that will keep you enchanted.


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