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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

The soundtrack features a rare instrument, the balalaika, a triangular-shaped Russian folk instrument that was carefully chosen by Wes Anderson. Its triangular body and three strings come in various sizes, much like the violin, from prima to contrabass. Several dozen players from France and Russia gathered in Paris to record the soundtrack in Anderson's presence. The instrument is heard throughout the movie but is most prominent in the second part of the official trailer (down the ski slopes) with the balalaika's most popular theme, "The Moon Shines" (svetit mesyats). See more »

Goofs

When Agatha and Zero are talking, Agatha's straps lie loosely on her arms in one shot, then tight on her shoulders in the next shot. 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 closing credits are accompanied by balalaika music and contain pictures of balalaikas. See more »

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Soundtracks

Concerto for Lute and Plucked Strings I. Moderato
Written by Antonio Vivaldi
Performed by Siegfried Behrend and DZO Chamber Orchestra
Courtesy of Fonoteam GmbH
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A perfect holiday without leaving home.
21 March 2014 | by See all my reviews

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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