The Grand Budapest Hotel (2013)

 ●  English ● 1 hr 38 mins

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'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 crux of the story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting, and the battle for an enormous family fortune. Of course, all these complex events happen against the backdrop of a suddenly and dramatically changing continent.
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Did you know? This is Wes Anderson's seventh collaboration with Bill Murray. Read More
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as Dmitri
as M Gustave
as M Ivan
as M Martin
as Henckels
as Mr Moustafa
as M Robin
as Pinky
as Serge's Sister
as Ludwig
as M Jean
as Deputy Kovacs
as Young Writer
as Wolf
as Mr Mosher
as Clotilde
as Serge X
as Lieutenant
as M Chuck
as Agatha
as Madame D
as Author
as Zero
as Gunther
as M Georges
as M Dino
as Jopling





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Film Type:
Feature Film
Colour Info:
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
1.85:1 (Flat), 2.35:1
This epic period saga is considered a picaresque romp, inspired by the Austrian writer Stefan Sweig,

This movie first premiered at the Berlin film festival where it was exceptionally well-received, and acclaimed as one of Wes Anderson's lightest and most accessible films.

As a director, Wes Anderson has a very distinctive vision of how he would like his movies to turn out. From his 1996 feature debut, 'Bottle Rocket', to 2012's 'Moonrise Kingdom', whether in black and white or color, animated or live action, his signature is apparent in all his movies, and this one is no different. With exquisite attention to detail, he has taken every aspect of his film-making to the next level in this movie.

In his third time working with Wes Anderson, LOOK Effects VFX Supervisor Gabriel Sanchez helped implement the director's singular vision for this movie.

Graphic designer Annie Atkins had to design almost every artefact in the movie to keep them in alignment with their period. As the movie is set in a fictional European country, named Zubrowka, in the 1930s, Atkins lovingly used several time-tested treatments to achieve the appropriate aged look, for everything from passports, signage and newspapers. What is even more astounding is that she did all this work by hand!

Movie theaters received special instructions on how to project this film, including details for sound and framing.

This film is presented in not one but three aspect ratios. The majority of the film is presented in the Academy ratio (1.375:1) and a few sequences are presented in an anamorphic widescreen ratio, 2.35:1. But Anderson uses the familiar format of 1.85:1 only briefly for scenes at the beginning and end of the movie.

The model for the hotel was inspired by vintage images found in the Library of Congress of old European hotels and resorts.

The exteriors of the Grand Budapest Hotel that you see in the film, is actually a nine foot tall, 14 feet long and 7 foot deep handmade miniature model.

Bill Murray's character's name can be read in hungarian as "Mi van?" which means: "What's going on?".

Johnny Depp was originally cast in the lead role, but he dropped out.

Angela Lansbury was originally cast in the movie but had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts with the stage production of Driving Miss Daisy and was replaced by Tilda Swinton.

This is Wes Anderson's seventh collaboration with Bill Murray.
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Dubbed into: The Grand Budapest Hotel (Hindi)