A seasoned FBI agent pursues Frank Abagnale Jr. who, before his 19th birthday, successfully forged millions of dollars' worth of checks while posing as a Pan Am pilot, a doctor, and a legal prosecutor.
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
The 1968 sequences involving Jude Law and F. Murray Abraham were filmed first, due to the production team first accessed the vacant old Görlitz department used for the hotel lobby, and later the shuttered concert hall Stadthalle, it was originally discovered in an ideal envisioned state, shabby, crumbling, but somehow enchanting in the ruins. The art team re-dressed the entire area to simulate the hotel in the 1930s. The drop ceiling was removed to reveal the original three-floor area, but was CG-augmented to six floors. See more »
Every newspaper that features a date has the wrong day of the week. 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 closing credits are accompanied by balalaika music and contain pictures of balalaikas. See more »
Roses from the South
Written by Johann Strauss (as Johann Strauss II)
Performed by Wurlitzer 153, 8-Roll #13175
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Keep your hands off my lobby boy!
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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