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The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

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The adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous hotel from the fictional Republic of Zubrowka between the first and second World Wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend.

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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 by Fox Searchlight Pictures

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Rated R for language, some sexual content and violence | See all certifications »

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28 March 2014 (USA)  »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,532,239 (UK) (9 March 2014)

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$59,100,318 (USA)
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As of January 2015, this is the highest-grossing film of Wes Anderson's career, grossing 174.8 million dollars worldwide. It was also the highest-grossing independent film of 2014 and the highest-grossing limited-release film of 2014. In its first week it grossed over 811,000 dollars in just four theatrical screenings, averaging 202,000 dollars per screen. See more »

Goofs

When deputy Kovacs is trying to escape Jopling, he boards a bus and draws the shade down, revealing the reflection of Jopling on his motorcycle. When Kovacs raises the shade, the bike is still reflected, but when the bus begins to move forward, the reflection of the parked bike moves along at the same speed of the bus. It should remain in one place while the bus moves out of the frame. See more »

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[first lines]
Author: It is an extremely common mistake. People think the writer's imagination is always at work, that he's constantly inventing an endless supply of incidents and episodes; that he simply dreams up his stories out of thin air. In point of fact, the opposite is true. Once the public knows you're a writer, they bring the characters and events to you. And as long as you maintain your ability to look, and to carefully listen, these stories will continue to...
Author's Grandson: [...]
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Crazy Credits

The closing credits are accompanied by balalaika music and contain pictures of balalaikas. See more »

Connections

References Ernie Kovacs: Between the Laughter (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

The Linden Tree
Written by Pavel Vasilevich Kulikov
Performed by Osipov State Russian Folk Orchestra, Vitaly Gnutov
Courtesy of Natalya Abramyan and National Music Publishers
Courtesy of Universal International Music B.V. Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Over rated film
14 April 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

What a waste of time and money. A cartoon type of film. Actor dialogue was rapid pace and hard to follow at times. It appeared to me that there was a lot of models used in lieu of locations. Went with another couple who were really upset since I based my recommendation of seeing this movie on comments made by reviewers. One seldom heard any laughter in the theater and when you did, it seemed contrived. The film attempted to capture the 1920 film making style but truly missed the mark. I saw some reviews liken the film to Around the World but it was not even close in capturing that flavor.

Better off staying away from this dull piece of work. I think the producers must have paid a lot of folks to submit reviews because I really can't believe so many saw value in this corny flick.


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