Top 13 Grand Budapest Hotel Movie Facts

Following is our collection of Grand Budapest Hotel facts. Handpicked and verified, these little-known details can be obscure enough most people will miss. These behind the scene easter eggs and hidden messages will give you another view of Grand Budapest Hotel film message.

In "The Grand Budapest Hotel", the highly sought for "Boy With Apple" painting left behind from Madame D. appears on the hotel's restaurant menu.
In "The Grand Budapest Hotel", the highly sought for "Boy With Apple" painting left behind from Madame D. appears on the hotel's restaurant menu.
In The Grand Budapest Hotel, Zero remarks that the tulips were placed in a box "the size of a child's coffin," which he knows because of the death of his own child, an event he mentions later in the film.
In The Grand Budapest Hotel, Zero remarks that the tulips were placed in a box "the size of a child's coffin," which he knows because of the death of his own child, an event he mentions later in the film.

Grand Budapest Hotel Trivia

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  1. Very funny movie translation: In the Englisch Version the narrator tells the audience that he is "on the edge of his seat or like the locals say gespannt wie ein Flitzebogen"

  2. Wes Anderson (director) wrote the whole newspaper page just for one scene.

  3. The newspapers shown in the beginning of the movie are actually written by Wes Anderson himself, and reveal most of the plot and ending as well.

  4. Annie Atkins designed the Mendl's Box prop. She hand wrote the lettering, and misspelled "patisserie" with two t's. This was fixed post production.

Grand Budapest Hotel Easter Eggs

Hidden objects, characters, easter eggs, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • 1 - Jeff Goldblum plays "Deputy Kovacs". The character is named after TV comedy pioneer Ernie Kovacs whom Goldblum portrayed in a 1984 TV move called "Ernie Kovacs: Between the Laughter".
    Jeff Goldblum plays "Deputy Kovacs". The character is named after TV comedy pioneer Ernie Kovacs whom Goldblum portrayed in a 1984 TV move called "Ernie Kovacs: Between the Laughter".
  • 1 - Monsieur Gustave his prison number is "112", which is also a widespread emergency phone number, because his fellow prisoners used his presence and skill as an escape.
    Monsieur Gustave his prison number is "112", which is also a widespread emergency phone number, because his fellow prisoners used his presence and skill as an escape.

Grand Budapest Hotel Hidden Details

The newspapers shown at the beginning are fully written out, and provide a history of what happened to Zero and the country of Zubrowka following the events shown in the film.

1 - The cakes Agatha made when she worked at Mendl's are the same that are served at dinner, many years later, between Mr Moustafa and the Author character.
The cakes Agatha made when she worked at Mendl's are the same that are served at dinner, many years later, between Mr Moustafa and the Author character.

Ludwig's (Harvey Keitel's) "MAV" tattoo on his left arm is the abbreviation of the French saying "mort aux vaches", which translates to "death to cows".

1 - Zero is having conversation with Agatha before leaving and camera switches between agatha from sideway and front way,you can see the position of her nighty strip changes 2-3 times.
Zero is having conversation with Agatha before leaving and camera switches between agatha from sideway and front way,you can see the position of her nighty strip changes 2-3 times.
Grand Budapest Hotel poster
Grand Budapest Hotel poster

Grand Budapest Hotel Plot

A writer encounters the owner of an aging high-class hotel, who tells him of his early years serving as a lobby boy in the hotel's glorious years under an exceptional concierge.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of Grand Budapest Hotel. The goofs, crazy credits, and trivia they have performed may have not taken your attention. Some are hidden for a reason, while others randomly forgotten.

Genre Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Director Wes Anderson
Stars Ralph Fiennes, F. Murray Abraham, Mathieu Amalric, Adrien Brody
IMDB score 8.1