The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) Movie poster and book cover compared.

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Wes Anderson, 2014

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The World of Yesterday
Stefan Zweig, 1942

The Grand Budapest Hotel is a movie directed by Wes Anderson in 2014 and inspired by the book The World of Yesterday by Stefan Zweig, first published in 1942. The movie features Ralph Fiennes, F. Murray Abraham, Mathieu Amalric, Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum, and others.

What users say

“The movie is better than the book”

But the book is worth reading.

The Movie is also based on

Book cover
Beware of Pity (1939)
Book by Stefan Zweig

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RATING

8.1

/ 10

Movie Poster: The Grand Budapest Hotel (Wes Anderson, 2014)

8.9

/ 10

Book Cover: The World of Yesterday (Stefan Zweig, 1942)

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AUDIOBOOK

Audiobook cover of The World of Yesterday, the 1942 book by Stefan Zweig.

The World of Yesterday

Read by: David Horovitch

Storyline

The Grand Budapest Hotel tells of a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars and his friendship with a young employee who becomes his trusted protégé. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting, the battle for an enormous family fortune and the slow and then sudden upheavals that transformed Europe during the first half of the 20th century.

Movie vs Book

Poster of The Grand Budapest Hotel, the 2014 movie by Wes Anderson

Year

2014

Minutes

99

Movie Rate

8.10

Source: IMDb

Movie

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Country: USA

Year: 2014

Length: 1h39m

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Cover of The World of Yesterday, the 1942 book by Stefan Zweig

Year

1942

Pages

461

Book Rate

8.98

S: Goodreads

Book

The World of Yesterday

Original title: Die Welt von Gestern

Country: Austria

First published in: 1942

Length: 461 pages

Genre: Biography

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Which is better?

Poster of The Grand Budapest Hotel, the 2014 movie by Wes Anderson

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IS IT WORTH WATCHING?

Poster of The Grand Budapest Hotel, the 2014 movie by Wes Anderson

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15% No

17 votes

3 votes

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IS IT WORTH READING?

Cover of The World of Yesterday, the 1942 book by Stefan Zweig

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15 votes

4 votes

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