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The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

  • Rate: 8.4/10 total 24,238 votes 
  • Genre: Comedy | Drama
  • Release Date: 28 March 2014 (USA)
  • Runtime: 100 min
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The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

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  • IMDb page: The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
  • Rate: 8.4/10 total 24,238 votes 
  • Genre: Comedy | Drama
  • Release Date: 28 March 2014 (USA)
  • Runtime: 100 min
  • Filming Location: Görlitz, Saxony, Germany
  • Gross: $24,867,772 (USA) (31 March 2014)
  • Director: Wes Anderson
  • Stars: Ralph Fiennes, F. Murray Abraham, Mathieu Amalric | See full cast and crew »
  • Original Music By: Alexandre Desplat   
  • Soundtrack: The Linden Tree
  • Sound Mix: SDDS | Datasat | Dolby Digital
  • Plot Keyword: Hotel | Concierge | Lobby Boy | Painting | Death

Writing Credits By:

  • Stefan Zweig (inspired by the works of)
  • Wes Anderson (story) &
  • Hugo Guinness (story)
  • Wes Anderson (screenplay)

Known Trivia

  • Tilda Swinton underwent hours in the makeup chair to play the 84-year-old dowager Madame D. “We’re not usually working with a vast, Bruckheimer-type budget on my films, so often we’re trying a work-around,” said Wes Anderson. “But for the old-age makeup I just said, ‘Let’s get the most expensive people we can.'” 81 of 84 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |
  • Saoirse Ronan’s character is responsible for making the hotel’s signature confection, the Courtisane au Chocolat. “Making them wasn’t easy,” says Ronan. “Forget the action scenes in Hanna (2011) – these little pastries were the hardest thing I’ve had to do in a movie.” 56 of 59 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |
  • Wes Anderson’s seventh collaboration with Bill Murray. 98 of 106 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |
  • Jeff Goldblum plays Vilmos Kovacs, a tribute to cinematographers (and close friends) László Kovács (Easy Rider; Paper Moon) and Vilmos Zsigmond (Close Encounters of the Third Kind; The Deer Hunter). 25 of 26 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |
  • 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. 64 of 71 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |
  • Bill Murray’s character’s name can be read in Hungarian as “Mi van?” which means: “What’s going on?”. 70 of 79 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |
  • The name of the fictional Republic of Zubrowka comes from the Polish vodka brand Zubrowka – which is vodka seasoned with Bison grass. 19 of 20 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |
  • The cast have nineteen Oscar nominations combined, there are only 4 wins, Tilda Swinton for Michael Clayton, F. Murray Abraham for Amadeus, Adrien Brody for The Pianist, and Fisher Stevens for The Cove. 25 of 28 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |
  • Johnny Depp was Wes Anderson’s initial choice for the role of M. Gustave. 25 of 30 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |
  • The snowy rock formation in the background of the wedding scene is the so-called Saxonian Switzerland in Saxonia, Germany. 21 of 25 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |

Goofs: Anachronisms: There is a montage where concierges are pulled away from their important duties, and one concierge was pulled away from administering CPR. The scene was set in the 1930s, but modern CPR, as administered by the concierge in that scene, was invented in the 1960s and was only promoted as a technique for non-medical professionals during the 1970s.

Plot: 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. Full summary » |  »

Story: 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 byFox Searchlight Pictures

FullCast & Crew

Produced By:

  • Wes Anderson known as producer
  • Eli Bush known as co-producer
  • Molly Cooper known as executive producer
  • Jeremy Dawson known as producer
  • Christoph Fisser known as executive producer
  • Henning Molfenter known as executive producer
  • Octavia Peissel known as associate producer
  • Steven M. Rales known as producer
  • Scott Rudin known as producer
  • Charlie Woebcken known as executive producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Ralph Fiennes known as M. Gustave
  • F. Murray Abraham known as Mr. Moustafa
  • Mathieu Amalric known as Serge X.
  • Adrien Brody known as Dmitri
  • Willem Dafoe known as Jopling
  • Jeff Goldblum known as Deputy Kovacs
  • Harvey Keitel known as Ludwig
  • Jude Law known as Young Writer
  • Bill Murray known as M. Ivan
  • Edward Norton known as Henckels
  • Saoirse Ronan known as Agatha
  • Jason Schwartzman known as M. Jean
  • Léa Seydoux known as Clotilde
  • Tilda Swinton known as Madame D.
  • Tom Wilkinson known as Author
  • Owen Wilson known as M. Chuck
  • Tony Revolori known as Zero
  • Larry Pine known as Mr. Mosher
  • Giselda Volodi known as Serge's Sister
  • Florian Lukas known as Pinky
  • Karl Markovics known as Wolf
  • Volker Michalowski known as Gunther (as Volker 'Zack' Michalowski)
  • Neal Huff known as Lieutenant
  • Bob Balaban known as M. Martin
  • Fisher Stevens known as M. Robin
  • Wallace Wolodarsky known as M. Georges (as Wally Wolodarsky)
  • Waris Ahluwalia known as M. Dino
  • Jella Niemann known as Student
  • Marcel Mazur known as Author's Grandson
  • Robert Bienas known as Alpine Hiker
  • Manfred Lindner known as Front Desk (1968)
  • Oliver Claridge known as Composer
  • Bernhard Kremser known as Businessman
  • Kunichi Nomura known as Actor
  • Sister Anna Rademacher known as Nun
  • Heinz-Werner Jeschkowski known as Bather
  • Steffen Scheumann known as Head Waiter (1968)
  • Sabine Euler known as Schoolteacher
  • Renate Klein known as Widow
  • Uwe Holoubek known as Second Waiter (1968)
  • Francesco Zippel known as Footman (1932)
  • Eric Hoffmann known as Footman (1932)
  • Daniel Steiner known as Anatole
  • Marie Goyette known as Housekeeper (1932)
  • Hendrik von Bültzingslöwen known as Ernst
  • Paul Schlase known as Igor
  • Jeno Orosz known as Doorman (1932)
  • Gyula Lukacs known as Doorman (1932)
  • Darin Damjanow known as Chauffeur
  • Dar Ronge known as Crippled Shoeshine Boy
  • Georg Rittmannsperger known as Front Desk (1932)
  • Dirk Bossmann known as Front Desk (1932)
  • Arwin Lobedann known as Front Desk (1932)
  • Robin Hurlstone known as Herr Schneider
  • Jutta Westphal known as Frau Liebling
  • Matthias Holfert known as (Chef 1932)
  • Lisa Kreuzer known as Grande Dame
  • Gisela Bech known as Grande Dame
  • Birgit Müller known as Grande Dame
  • Ursula Kuhnt known as Grande Dame
  • Monika Krüger known as Grande Dame
  • Wolfram Nielacny known as Herr Becker
  • Reinhold Hegelow known as Head Waiter (1932)
  • Steffen Nixdorf known as Second Waiter (1932)
  • Rainer Reiners known as Herr Mendl
  • Milton Welsh known as Frnaz
  • Piet Paes known as Taxi Driver
  • Michaela Caspar known as Marguerite
  • Sabine Urig known as Laetizia
  • Heike Hanold-Lynch known as Carolina
  • Roy Macready known as Old Man
  • John Peet known as Young Man
  • Carl Sprague known as Distant Relation
  • Golo Euler known as Lutz Police Militia
  • Jürgen Schwämmle known as Lutz Police Militia
  • Frank Jacob known as Giant Convict
  • Claudia Jung known as Usherette
  • Roman Berger known as Parcel Inspector
  • Michael Benthin known as Snitch
  • Matthias Matschke known as Prison Guard
  • Lennart Meyer known as Lobby Boy
  • Alfred Hänel known as Lobby Boy
  • Manpreet Gerlach known as Lobby Boy
  • David Adamik known as Lobby Boy
  • Moritz Hepper known as Lobby Boy
  • David Cioffi known as Cook
  • Lucas Hedges known as Pump Attendant
  • Wolfgang Ceczor known as Monk
  • Philipp Sonntag known as Monk
  • Hans Martin Stier known as Monk
  • Georg Tryphon known as Monk
  • Gabriel Rush known as Otto
  • Hannes Wegener known as Soldier
  • Gerald Sullivan known as Soldier
  • Oliver Hazell known as Soldier
  • Ben Howard known as Soldier
  • Bohumil Váchal known as Judge
  • Marko Dyrlich known as Zig-Zag
  • Ed Munro known as 'Boy with Apple' (model) (as Edel Muro)
  • Mario Rohn known as Portier #2 (uncredited)

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Supporting Department

Makeup Department:

  • Mark Coulier known as prosthetic makeup designer
  • Richard Glass known as contact lens optician
  • Frances Hannon known as make up: Hair & Prosthetics Designer
  • Shaune Harrison known as life casting
  • Duncan Jarman known as key prosthetic makeup artist
  • Doreen Kindler known as additional makeup artist
  • Chris Lyons known as special effects teeth
  • David Malinowski known as special makeup effects artist
  • Colum Mangan known as effects technician
  • Colum Mangan known as workshop technician
  • Emma Mash known as main team Assistant Hair and Make up artist
  • Heike Merker known as makeup & hair supervisor
  • Maren Meyer known as additional makeup artist
  • Stephen Murphy known as prosthetics make up artist
  • Jemma Scott-Knox-Gore known as contact lens coordinator
  • Daniela Skala known as makeup & hair artist
  • Elise Tillmann known as additional makeup artist/hair stylist
  • Manuela Watschkow known as additional makeup artist
  • Josh Weston known as special makeup effects artist
  • Andrea Leanza known as prosthetic sculptor (uncredited)

Art Department:

  • Annie Atkins known as lead graphic designer
  • Friederike Beckert known as store manager
  • Roman Berger known as stand-by carpenter
  • Katharina Birkenfeld known as assistant set decorator
  • Marc Boden-Buga known as graphic designer: Schein Berlin
  • Josef Brandl known as set designer
  • Daniel Chour known as Illustrator for Design and Construction
  • Fergus Clegg known as assistant set decorator
  • Matt Cooke known as props storeman
  • Quentin Davies known as storeman
  • Michael Fechner known as assistant set decorator
  • Ute Feuerstacke known as greenery leadman
  • Eckart Friz known as prop buyer
  • Katharina Hafermaas known as miniature model painter
  • Douglas Ingram known as storyboard artist
  • Jesse Jones known as drapesman
  • Vince Kastner known as prop buyer
  • Boris Kiselicki known as concept artist
  • Roxy Konrad known as art department co-ordinator
  • Liliana Lambriev known as graphic designer: Schein Berlin
  • Carolin Langenbahn known as set dec coordinator
  • Alexander Liebenthron known as prop buyer: prep
  • Sebastian Lochmann known as sculptor
  • Patrick Lojek known as head of department carpenter
  • Marie Charlotte Matthaei known as set dresser
  • Robin L. Miller known as property master
  • Marc Murawski known as supervisor carpenter
  • Cleo Nethersole known as drapes master
  • Tarnia Nicol known as assistant art director
  • Uli Passauer known as set dresser
  • Louise Pokutta known as junior model maker
  • Marco Pressler known as construction manager
  • Melanie Reichert known as construction buyer
  • Robert Samtleben known as assistant to construction manager
  • Miguel Schmid known as art department production assistant
  • Till Sennhenn known as stand-by propman
  • Florian Speidel known as set dresser
  • Stefan Speth known as assistant art director
  • Carl Sprague known as concept illustrator
  • Anna Staudacher known as art department intern
  • Kobita Syed known as store woman
  • David Thummerer known as set dresser
  • Robert Wiesner known as special propmaker
  • Ulrich Zeidler known as concept artist

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Company

Production Companies:

  • Scott Rudin Productions
  • Indian Paintbrush
  • Studio Babelsberg
  • American Empirical Pictures (co-production)

Other Companies:

  • ABKCO Music and Records  soundtrack
  • Agentur Filmgesichter  extras casting
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  camera dollies
  • DW Gebäudereinigung  set cleaning services
  • De Lane Lea  sound re-recording
  • FTA Film und Theaterausstatung  set decoration
  • Fatts  post production script services
  • Film Ambulanz Hamburg  medical props
  • Fox Searchlight Pictures  funding
  • Intelligent Media  international monitoring agency
  • Kostüm und Requisiten Fundus Studio Babelsberg  costume rental
  • Lufthansa City Center Tour Atlantica Reisen & Touristik  travel agency
  • MaGaMo  makeup equipment
  • Mad About Technology (MAT)  telescopic camera tower and remote head: Towercam FXL
  • Mecon Media Concept  extras payroll
  • Medien- und Filmgesellschaft Baden-Württemberg  funding: EUR 450,000
  • Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg  funding: EUR 450,000
  • Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung (MDM)  funding: EUR 900,000
  • Modern VideoFilm  digital intermediate
  • Nickern GbR Grötzsch & Hofmann  logistics
  • Sargent-Disc  payroll: UK
  • SchmackoFatz'Zz  extras catering
  • Shotz Picture Vehicles  picture vehicle coordination
  • Star's Dinner Express  catering: Görlitz
  • Sturm Handels GmbH Kostümverleih  military props
  • Theaterkunst Kostümausstatung  costume rental
  • Vorsprung  transportation coordination
  • West 7 Post Production  editing equipment
  • Zasa Lights  balloon lights

Distributors:

  • 20th Century Fox Netherlands (2014) (Netherlands) (theatrical) (through Warner Bros.)
  • 20th Century Fox (2014) (Switzerland) (theatrical)
  • 20th Century Fox (2014) (France) (theatrical)
  • 20th Century Fox (2014) (Singapore) (theatrical)
  • 20th Century Fox de Argentina (2014) (Argentina) (theatrical)
  • 20th Century Fox of Germany (2014) (Germany) (theatrical)
  • Barracuda Movie (2014) (Slovakia) (theatrical) (subtitled)
  • Big Picture 2 Films (2014) (Portugal) (theatrical)
  • CinemArt (2014) (Czech Republic) (theatrical) (subtitled)
  • Fox Searchlight Pictures (2014) (USA) (theatrical)
  • InterCom (2014) (Hungary) (theatrical)
  • Odeon (2014) (Greece) (theatrical)
  • Twentieth Century Fox C.I.S. (2014) (Belarus) (theatrical)
  • Twentieth Century Fox C.I.S. (2014) (Kazakhstan) (theatrical)
  • Twentieth Century Fox C.I.S. (2014) (Russia) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. (2014) (Netherlands) (theatrical) (through)

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Other Stuff

Special Effects:

  • LOOK! Effects (visual effects)
  • LUXX Studios
  • ReelEye Company

Visual Effects by:

  • Ulysses Argetta known as digital compositor: LOOK Effects
  • Derek Bird known as digital compositor: LOOK Effects
  • Andrea Block known as visual effects supervisor: LUXX Studios
  • Jan Burda known as compositing lead: LOOK Effects
  • S. Andreas Dahn known as digital compositor: LOOK Effects
  • Simone De Salvatore known as matte painter: LOOK Effects
  • Holger Delfs known as modelmaker
  • Michael Desnoyelles known as digital compositor: LUXX Studios
  • Joseph DiValerio known as visual effects artist
  • Henrik Fett known as visual effects executive producer: LOOK Effects
  • Jenny Foster known as visual effects producer: LOOK Effects
  • Alex Friedrich known as senior modelmaker
  • David Geoghegan known as digital compositor: LOOK Effects
  • Buddy Gheen known as digital compositor: LOOK Effects
  • Christian Haas known as visual effects supervisor: LUXX Studios
  • Alexander Hupperich known as visual effects artist: LUXX Studios
  • Zoran Kazic known as visual effects artist: LUXX Studios
  • Diana Kim known as vfx intern
  • Eric A. Kohler known as visual effects producer (Hydraulx)
  • Tristan Lilien known as digital compositor: LUXX Studios
  • Daniel Molina known as digital compositor: LOOK Effects
  • Berton Pierce known as model maker
  • Nina Pries known as digital compositor: LOOK Effects
  • Thorsten Rienth known as lead fx artist: LUXX Studios
  • Gabriel Sanchez known as visual effects supervisor: LOOK Effects
  • Frank Schlegel known as miniature effects supervisor
  • Ralph Segi known as software developer: LUXX Studios
  • Dirk Stoppe known as visual effects editor: LOOK Effects
  • Jonas Stuckenbrock known as digital compositor: LOOK Effects
  • Simon Weisse known as supervising modelmaker
  • Marco Wilz known as matte painter: LOOK Effects
  • Mark Edward Wright known as visual effects editor: Hydraulx (as Mark Wright)
  • Tobias Gerdts known as digital compositor: LOOK Effects (uncredited)
  • Cindy Schnitter known as modelmaker (uncredited)

MPAA: Rated R for language, some sexual content and violence

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