the grand budapest hotel to open the 64th berlinale moviescope

The Grand Budapest Hotel to Open the 64th Berlinale – movieScope

The film 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.

“We are very delighted that Wes Anderson will open the 64th Berlinale with his new film. With unmistakeable Wes Anderson charm, this comedy promises to kick things off in a big way” festival director Dieter Kosslick said. “With its elaborate production design and fantastic cast line-up, The Grand Budapest Hotel bears the inimitable mark of Wes Anderson”.

Anderson previously presented two films in the Berlinale Competition: The Royal Tenenbaums (2002) and The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2005).

The Grand Budapest Hotel is an Anglo-German Co-Production, produced by Grand Budapest Limited (UK) and Neunzehnte Babelsberg Film GmbH (Germany). Wes Anderson, Scott Rudin, Steven M. Rales and Jeremy Dawson are the producers.

The film was shot on location in Gorlitz (Germany) and other parts of Saxony and also at Studio Babelsberg in Potsdam.

Fox Searchlight Pictures will release the film in US cinemas on March 7, 2014. In Europe, the film will open in cinemas from February through March 2014.




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