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8,537 Ratings

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Directed by Wes Anderson
United States, Germany, 2014
Comedy, Drama


A story set between the wars, about the adventures and friendship of a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel, and a lobby boy he took under his wing.

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The Grand Budapest Hotel Directed by Wes Anderson

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

2015 | 5 nominations including: Best Motion Picture of the Year

2015 | 4 wins including: Best Achievement in Production Design

No less than his other films, The Grand Budapest Hotel elevates as a fundamental value the refusal to let environment and circumstance determine identity. Idiosyncrasy isn’t an indulgence; seemingly precious details are nothing less than bulwarks against the slow creep of twilight. That Gustave H., standing in for his creator, is aware of the futility of the effort makes this Anderson’s most affecting movie yet.
January 05, 2015
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Like a few of Jean Renoir’s heroes, the characters in Wes Anderson’s latest and greatest film are scrambling to maintain a degree of compassion and stately civility in the midst of the unfathomable symbolic rise of the Axis party.
June 18, 2014
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There’s a touch of Groucho in Gustave’s loping run, attraction to rich dowagers, and arch one-liners, and something of Stefan Zweig in his groomed mustache, practiced bonhomie, and what Hannah Arendt, not a fan, termed the writer’s “hypersensitivity to social humiliation.” (Interestingly, Anderson has also cited Eichmann in Jerusalem as an influence on his film.)
June 11, 2014
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