The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
Director: Wes Anderson
Writers: Wes Anderson, Hugo Guinness, Stefan Zweig
Cast: Ralph Fiennes, Tony Revolori, Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe, Jude Law, Edward Norton, Saoirse Ronan, Tilda Swinton / Bill Murray / Lea Seydoux / Owen Wilson / Jason Schwartzman / Matthew Amalek / F. Murray Abraham / Tom Wilkinson / Jeff Gobb Len / Harvey Keitel / …
Region: USA / Germany / UK
Languages: English / French / German
Release: 2014-02-06 (Berlin Film Festival) / 2014-03-28 (USA)
Length: 99 minutes
Also known as: Grand Budapest Hotel (Hong Kong) / Welcome to Grand Budapest Hotel (Taiwan)
Rating: IMDB 8.1 / Rotten Tomatoes 92%
The story begins with an unknown writer (Jude Law). In order to concentrate on writing, he came to a hotel called “Budapest”, where the writer met the owner of the hotel, Mustafa (F. Murray Abraham (played by F. Murray Abraham), Mustafa invited the writer to have dinner. During the dinner, he told the writer about the past and present of this weather-beaten hotel.
The former owner of the hotel was named Gustavo (Ralph Fiennes), while the young Mustafa (Tony Revolori) was just a man who followed him at the time. Little doorman. Gustavo was honest, shrewd and capable. Under his management and organization, the Grand Budapest Hotel became the leading resort at that time. Gustavo and the elderly Mrs. D (played by Tilda Swinton) fell in love. After Mrs. D died, she left a priceless famous painting to Gustavo in her will. Her son Dimitri (Adrien Brody), the Budapest Hotel and Gustavo’s bad luck kicked off.
“The Grand Budapest Hotel” is a 2014 comedy-drama film directed by Wes Anderson. The movie follows the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel in the 1930s, played by Ralph Fiennes, and Zero Moustafa, his young protégé and lobby boy, played by Tony Revolori. The film is set against the backdrop of a fictional Central European country, the Republic of Zubrowka, which is on the brink of war.
The movie explores themes of nostalgia, loyalty, and the fading of the old world. It also satirizes the society of the time, highlighting the social and political issues that were prevalent in Europe in the 1930s.
The film received critical acclaim and was nominated for nine Academy Awards, winning four, including Best Production Design, Best Costume Design, Best Makeup and Hairstyling, and Best Original Score. It is widely regarded as one of Anderson’s best films and has been praised for its whimsical storytelling, inventive cinematography, and strong ensemble cast.
“The Grand Budapest Hotel” is known for its distinct visual style, which combines bright colors, intricate set designs, and precise camera movements. It has since become a cult classic and a favorite among Anderson’s fans.