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Top 200 Most Anticipated Films for 2014: #32. Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Director: Wes Anderson
Writer(s): Wes Anderson
Producer(s): Wes Anderson, Jeremy Dawson, Steven M. Rales, Scott Rudin
U.S. Distributor: Fox Searchlight
Cast: Ralph Fiennes, Tony Revolori, F. Murray Abraham, Mathieu Amalric, Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum, Jude Law, Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Saoirse Ronan, Jason Schwartzman, Tilda Swinton, Tom Wilkinson, Owen Wilson

Wes Anderson is the big kid looting film history candy store with his tonally infectious, high calorie count ensembles
and richly detailed foregrounds. His bursts of Tati-like originality can feel like comfort food or come across as been there and done that fatigue, but word is from Berlin, that the likeability factor in The Grand Budapest Hotel appears to be present once again thanks to all the trademark bells, whistles and all the Anderson-esque trimmings. No money back guarantee is needed with Wes.

Gist: This 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.

Release Date: Selected for the Berlin Film Festival – Fox Searchlight releases this on March 7th.

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Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at (founded in 2000). Eric is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson's This Teacher (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022 he served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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