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Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel in Berlin

The world premiere of The Grand Budapest Hotel opened the Berlin Film Festival on Thursday. Its stars talk to BBC Culture.

Wes Anderson’s latest movie The Grand Budapest Hotel opened the Berlin Film Festival to rave reviews on Thursday. Its stars – Bill Murray, Ralph Fiennes and Ed Norton – were all in the German capital for the film’s world premiere; in this clip, they talk to BBC Culture about what makes it such a hit.

According to Norton: “Ralph’s character is one of the most memorable characters Wes has ever written.”

The period comedy is the eighth film from the director of The Fantastic Mr Fox and The Royal Tenenbaums, and follows Moonrise Kingdom, which opened the Cannes Film Festival in 2012 and earned Anderson an Oscar nomination for best screenplay.

In The Grand Budapest Hotel, Fiennes stars as a concierge blamed for the death of an octogenarian widow. Co-stars Jeff Goldblum and Willem Dafoe speak to BBC Culture about working with Anderson.

“He’s a freak,” says Dafoe. “Almost more than anyone, I feel like the movie he sees, he realises.”

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