Director: Wes Anderson Cast: Ralph Fiennes, Tony Revolori, F. Murray Abraham, Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe, Edward Norton, Saoirse Ronan, Jeff Goldblum, Harvey Keitel, Mathieu Amalric, Jude Law, Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzman, Léa Seydoux, Tilda Swinton, Tom Wilkinson, Owen Wilson, Larry Pine, Giselda Volodi, Florian Lukas, Karl Markovics, Volker Michalowski, Bob Balaban
Academy Awards: Best Costume Design; Best Makeup & Hairstyling; Best Original Score (Alexandre Desplat); Best Production Design
Also Nominated For: Best Picture; Best Director (Wes Anderson); Best Cinematography; Best Film Editing; Best Original Score (Wes Anderson & Hugo Guinness)
I First Saw In: 2014
Synopsis: 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.
Did You Know? This is the first Wes Anderson film to win an Oscar.
Quotables: M. GUSTAVE: You see, there are still faint glimmers of civilization left in this barbaric slaughterhouse that was once known as humanity. Indeed that’s what we provide in our own modest, humble, insignificant… oh, fuck it.
And now a Word from the Guise:
I know I just said in my Juno review that I have an aversion to hipsters, and Wes Anderson films are like the cinematic Mecca for hipsters, but I too love his films. And this one is hands-down my most favourite.
The screenplay is so witty and charming. The cinematography and art direction are superbly stunning. The costumes are gorgeous. The cast is exquisite. This is absolutely one of the very best movies I’ve ever seen.
Oscar Madness Ranking – ??? out of 233
For rated MovieGuise review: The Grand Budapest Hotel