CastRalph Fiennes, Tony Revolori, Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum, Saoirse Ronan, Edward Norton, F. Murray Abraham, Matthieu Amalric, Jude Law, Harvey Keitel, Bill Murray, Léa Seydoux, Jason Schwartzman, Tilda Swinton, Tom Wilkinson, Owen Wilson, Bob Balaban
1985, a young woman approaches a writer's monument in a cemetery and she starts reading a chapter from The Author's (Tom Wilkinson) book.
The Author begins narrating the tale about a trip he made to the Grand Budapest Hotel in 1968.
The young writer (Jude Law) encounters Zero Moustafa (F. Murray Abraham), the hotel's owner. Over dinner Mr. Moustafa tells him the tale of how he took ownership of the hotel and why he doesn't want to close it down.