A writer encounters the owner of an aging high-class hotel, who tells him of his early years serving as a lobby boy in the hotel's glorious years under an exceptional concierge.

Director:

Wes Anderson

Writers:

Stefan Zweig (inspired by the writings of), Wes Anderson (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ralph Fiennes ... M. Gustave
F. Murray Abraham ... Mr. Moustafa
Mathieu Amalric ... Serge X.
Adrien Brody ... Dmitri
Willem Dafoe ... Jopling
Jeff Goldblum ... Deputy Kovacs
Harvey Keitel ... Ludwig
Jude Law ... Young Writer
Bill Murray ... M. Ivan
Edward Norton ... Henckels
Saoirse Ronan ... Agatha
Jason Schwartzman ... M. Jean
Léa Seydoux ... Clotilde
Tilda Swinton ... Madame D.
Tom Wilkinson ... Author
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Storyline

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

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Rated R for language, some sexual content and violence | See all certifications »

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Trivia

When Jopling is examining Agatha's picture on his deck, the insignia of the Zig-Zag division next to the photo is of similar design of the one belonging to the Nazi S.S. See more »

Goofs

When Henckels is chasing them in the snow, he uses an electric megaphone. These were not invented until the 1950s. See more »

Quotes

[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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Crazy Credits

The film title appears on a book a present-day Lutz resident reads, homaging the film as a narrative memoir. See more »

Connections

References Pulp Fiction (1994) See more »

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s'Rothe-Zäuerli
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
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Strange and pretty much impossible to describe.
15 June 2014 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

Wes Anderson's films are really hard to describe or define. Suffice to say that he is unique in his style--very unique. This uniqueness is what makes "The Grand Budapest Hotel" worth seeing. It's an odd story where a story is told within a story--and it's filled with famous actors making lots of odd cameos. And, like Anderson's other films, it's full of odd characters, unusual dialog and brisk-paced editing. And, not surprisingly, it's NOTHING like other films by other directors.

The bottom line is that all these weird factors work together to make a film that you'll probably enjoy--but, like me, you won't be exactly sure why!


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Country:

USA | Germany

Language:

English | French | German

Release Date:

28 March 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Grand Budapest Hotel See more »

Filming Locations:

Görlitz, Saxony, Germany See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$811,166, 9 March 2014

Gross USA:

$59,301,324

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$172,945,750
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1.37 : 1
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