Grand Budapest Hotel - Tony Revolori and Ralph Fiennes
Grand Budapest Hotel - Zero Moustafa (Tony Revolori), hotel guest and Monsieur Gustave H (Ralph Fiennes) ©2014 Foxsearchlight

The Grand Budapest Hotel is an interesting character driven film. The press notes describe it as “a caper in constant motion, kinetic and comic; a timeless tale of friendship, honor, and promises fulfilled”.

Director Wes Anderson says his eighth feature film comes from “a mix of inspirations including the pre-code comedies of the 1930’s and the stories and memoirs of Viennese writer Stefan Zweig”.

The Grand Budapest Hotel – Trailer

The Grand Budapest Hotel – Image gallery

The Grand Budapest Hotel – Official Information

[quote_box_center]The 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; a raging battle for an enormous family fortune; a desperate chase on motorcycles, trains, sleds, and skis; and the sweetest confection of a love affair – all against the back-drop of a suddenly and dramatically changing Continent.

Fox Searchlight Pictures in association with Indian Paintbrush and Studio Babelsberg present, an American Empirical Picture, The Grand Budapest Hotel, directed and written by Wes Anderson and story by Anderson & Hugo Guinness.

The film stars Ralph Fiennes, Tony Revolori, F Murray Abraham, Mathieu Amalric, Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum, Jude Law, Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Saoirse Ronan, Jason Schwartzman, Tilda Swinton, Tom Wilkinson and Owen Wilson.

The creative team includes producers Wes Anderson, Scott Rudin, Steven Rales and Jeremy Dawson, executive producers Molly Cooper, Charlie Woebcken, Christoph Fisser and Henning Molfenter, co-producer Jane Frazer, director of photography Robert Yeoman, ASC, production designer Adam Stockhausen, editor Barney Pilling, music supervisor Randall Poster, original music by Alexandre Desplat, associate producer Octavia Peissel and co-producer for Scott Rudin Productions Eli Bush.[/quote_box_center]

The Grand Budapest Hotel – Theatrical release date

US, Canada and UK: March 7, 2014
Australia and New Zealand: April 10, 2014


Colin Davies

The editor of Film Review Online