Director: Wes Anderson
Writer(s): Stefan Zweig, Wes Anderson, Hugo Guinness
Cast: Ralph Fiennes, F. Murray Abraham, Mathieu Amalric, Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum
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 and the battle for an enormous family fortune — all against the back-drop ofa suddenly and dramatically changing Continent.
“The Grand Budapest Hotel is by far the most headlong comedic affair in Anderson’s canon. It’s practically Marx Brothers-ian at moments. And Fiennes – who knew he was capable of such wicked, witty timing?!” – Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer
“This is one of Anderson’s funniest and most fanciful movies, but perversely enough it may also be his most serious, most tragic and most shadowed by history, with the frothy Ernst Lubitsch-style comedy shot through with an overwhelming sense of loss.” – Andrew O’Hehir
“As with all of Anderson’s films, the magic is in the cast. Fiennes, with his rapid-fire delivery and rapier mustache, is hilarious, dapper and total perfection.” – Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News