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THE FRENCH DISPATCH

THE FRENCH DISPATCH

  • Directed by Wes Anderson
  • Starring Benicio del Toro, Adrien Brody, Tilda Swinton, Léa Seydoux, Frances McDormand, Timothée Chalamet, Lyna Khoudri, Jeffrey Wright,
  • 2021 | 108mins | USA | rated (15)

On the occasion of the death of its beloved Kansas-born editor Arthur Howitzer, Jr., the staff of The French Dispatch, a widely circulated American magazine based in the French city of Ennui-sur-Blasé, convenes to write his obituary. Memories of Howitzer flow into the creation of four stories: a travelogue of the seediest sections of the city itself from The Cycling Reporter; “The Concrete Masterpiece,” about a criminally insane painter, his guard and muse, and his ravenous dealers; “Revisions to a Manifesto,” a chronicle of love and death on the barricades at the height of student revolt; and “The Private Dining Room of the Police Commissioner,” a suspenseful tale of drugs, kidnapping and fine dining.

 

THE FRENCH DISPATCH is the 10th film from the visionary mind of Wes Anderson and brings to life a collection of stories from the final issue of an American magazine published in a fictional 20th-century French city. The film stars Benicio del Toro, Adrien Brody, Tilda Swinton, Léa Seydoux, Frances McDormand, Timothée Chalamet, Lyna Khoudri, Jeffrey Wright, Mathieu Amalric, Stephen Park, Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, Liev Schreiber, Elisabeth Moss, Edward Norton, Willem Dafoe, Lois Smith, Saoirse Ronan, Christoph Waltz, Cécile de France, Guillaume Gallienne, Jason Schwartzman, Tony Revolori,  Rupert Friend, Henry Winkler, Bob Balaban, Hippolyte Girardot, Anjelica Huston as the Narrator, and more... The creative team includes producers Wes Anderson, Steven Rales and Jeremy Dawson, executive producers Roman Coppola, Henning Molfenter, Christoph Fisser and Charlie Woebcken, co-producer Octavia Peissel, director of photography Robert Yeoman A.S.C., production designer Adam Stockhausen, costume designer Milena Canonero, editor Andrew Weisblum, composer Alexandre Desplat and music supervisor Randall Poster.