The Grand Budapest Hotel
Wes anderson grand budapest hotel poster
Release date
March 7, 2014

The Grand Budapest Hotel is a Wes Anderson film currently in theatres. Anderson wrote and directed the film, which will be his first full-length feature entirely shot in Europe. It was produced by Anderson along with Scott Rudin and Indian Paintbrush’s Steven Rales.

The film was released on March 7, 2014. It premiered as the opening film of the Berlin International Film Festival in February 2014.


In 1920s Europe, a famed hotel concierge by the name of Gustave H. is bequeathed a painting called Boy With Apple after his one night stand, Madame D, is killed. Madame D's son, Dmitri, vows revenge on Gustave by framing him for Madame D's murder. Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy, and his love interest, Agatha, help Gustave hide Boy with Apple from Dmitri and the authorities. Also, Bill Murray's character, M. Ivan, is the manager of Grand Budapest's rival hotel, Excelsior Palace.


Grand Budapest Hotel character poster

Character poster

Production NotesEdit

  • Johnny Depp was supposedly interested in signing on for the starring role, M. Gustave. [1]
  • British actor/screenwriter Mark Rattenbury was also linked to a role, but later said that he was to put together the feature-film version of his short comedy film Duct-Tape (short), which will also be called Duct-Tape (film).
  • This is will be the first film collaboration between Owen Wilson and Wes Anderson after Wilson's suicide attempt.
  • Anderson chose to shoot the film in three aspect ratios, 1.33, 1.85, and 2.35:1, one for each timeline.




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