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Release Date: March 7th, 2014

DVD Release Date: June 17th, 2014

R|1 hr 39 min

Plot Summary
In the 1930s, the Grand Budapest Hotel is a popular European ski resort, presided over by concierge Gustave H. (Ralph Fiennes). Zero, a junior lobby boy, becomes Gustave's friend and protege. Gustave prides himself on providing first-class service to the hotel's guests, including satisfying the sexual needs of the many elderly women who stay there. When one of Gustave's lovers dies mysteriously, Gustave finds himself the recipient of a priceless painting and the chief suspect in her murder.

Cast: Ralph Fiennes, F. Murray Abraham, Mathieu Amalric, Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum, Jude Law, Harvey Keitel

Director: Wes Anderson

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: American Empirical

Distributors: Fox Searchlight

Keywords: Murder, Police station, Temptation, 1930s, Office, Charming, Quest, Hotel

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  • Constant lateral tracks, push-ins, whip-pans, camera moves timed to dialogue, title cards, chapter headings, miniatures, use of stop-action, fetishization of clothing and props, absurdist predicaments — all the techniques Anderson has honed over the years — are used to pinpoint effect here. show more

  • Real life is not the movie's concern. Mr. Anderson's lovely confection — that's a pastry metaphor — keeps us smiling, and sometimes laughing out loud. Yet acid lurks in the cake's lowest layers. show more

  • Sustaining illusion with marvelous grace is, in a nutshell, exactly what Anderson is all about. show more

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Awards

Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2014)
Nominated Best Foreign Language Film
Grande Prêmio do Cinema Brasileiro (2014)
Nominated Directing
Nominated Director
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2014)
Winner Production Design
Nominated Cinematography
Winner Costume Design
Nominated Writing (Original Screenplay)
Winner Make Up & Hair
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2014)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2014)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2014)
Nominated Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Winner Original Film Music
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2014)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2014)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2014)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2014)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2014)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2014)
Winner Music (Original Score)
Nominated Cinematography
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2014)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2014)
Winner Makeup and Hairstyling
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2014)
Winner Costume Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2014)
Winner Production Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2014)
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Best Picture
Nominated Sound
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2014)
Nominated Editing
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2014)
Winner Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Winner Original Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2014)
Nominated Best Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2014)
Nominated Film Editing