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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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
Numerous German words and names are used in the movie, apparently to add to the ambiance of Zubrowka as a fictional central European country in the early twentieth century, slightly resembling Austria-Hungary. Nebelsbad translates to "Fog's Bath". Lutz, the name of Madame D.'s house, is a male name, and the name of a river in the Greater Walsertal in Austria. Madame D.'s family name is Desgoffe und Taxis. Derived from Tasso, which is Italian for "badger", "Taxis" is an existing house of upper nobility, originally from medieval Italy, now located in Regensburg, Germany as von Thurn und Taxis. Gabelmeister's peak combines Gabel (fork) and Meister (master). See more »
In one elevator scene, the operator holds the control handle in the middle, which is "Stop", and the elevator rises. In the next elevator scene the control is all the way forward, which is "Up." 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 »
Written and composed by Ruedi Roth and Werner Roth
Performed by Öse Schuppel
Published by myMusicRights Publishing / Holyschnikee Publishing
Courtesy of PM Music in accordance with Phono-Vertriebs GmbH / Tell Music See more »
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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