This movie recounts the adventures of M. Gustave (Ralph Fiennes), a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa (Tony Revolori), 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 backdrop of a suddenly and dramatically changing continent.Written by
Fox Searchlight Pictures
Of the many crudities and tragedies in this movie, most were not explicitly shown on-screen. All of the scenes are off-screen, either suggested. Despite most of these scenes being off-screen, the movie was rated R, due to foul language, rather than the depiction of violence. See more »
When Agatha is being interviewed the necklace is discolored on one side, then switches sides several times, then when she stands next to Zero the necklace fabric is fixed and without discoloration. 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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The film title appears on a book a present-day Lutz resident reads, homaging the film as a narrative memoir. See more »
Performed by Osipov State Russian Folk Orchestra, Vitaly Gnutov
Courtesy of Universal International Music B.V. Under license from Universal Music Enterprises See more »
A perfect holiday without leaving home.
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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