The French Dispatch is a comedy film directed by Wes Anderson and starring Timothée Chalamet, Saoirse Ronan and Bill Murray.
In The French Dispatch, Wes Anderson brings to life several characters from journalistic stories in a 1950s French town.
The French Dispatch (2021) Movie Info
Rating: R (Graphic Nudity|Some Sexual References|Language)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Original Language: English
Director: Wes Anderson
Producer: Wes Anderson, Steven Rales, Jeremy Dawson
Writer: Wes Anderson
Release Date (Theaters): Oct 22, 2021 wide
Runtime: 1h 47m
Production Co: American Empirical Pictures, Studio Babelsberg, Indian Paintbrush
Sound Mix: Dolby Digital
Latest Trailer for The French Dispatch
THE FRENCH DISPATCH | Official Trailer
Complete Storyline and information about The French Dispatch
Arthur Howitzer Jr (Bill Murray) has escaped his native America. However, during his initial vacation in France, he eventually creates an entire magazine from a series of short travelogues: The French Dispatch. Weekly, it reports on such topics as world politics, low and high art, and other stories of interesting people.
Howitzer’s writing team of the French Dispatch assembles exiled journalists of the 1950s, including J. K. L. Berensen (Tilda Swinton), Herbsaint Sazerac (Owen Wilson), Lucinda Krementz (Frances McDormand) and Roebuck Wrig (Jeffrey Wright).
In their writerly outpourings, the magazine’s described characters come to life in a wide variety of short stories:
- In The Concrete Masterpiece, art dealer Julien Cadazio (Adrien Brody) wants to buy the work of imprisoned artist Moses Rosenthaler.
- Revisions to a Manifesto features young people striving for freedom (Timothée Chalamet and Léa Seydoux).
- The Private Dining Room of the Police Commissioner takes a closer look at the police kitchen, complete with kidnappings.
Background & Info on The French Dispatch
Wes Anderson had lived in Paris himself for several years, but shot The French Dispatch in the south of France, setting his film in a fictional French town. The film was described in advance as a “love letter to journalists.”
Thus, many of the fictional characters actually have real-life models: Arthur Howitzer Jr. was inspired by the founder of The New Yorker magazine: Harold Ross. Herbsaint Sazerac feeds off the real-life Joseph Mitchell. Roebuck Wright is composed as a mix of James Baldwin and A. J. Liebling. Art dealer Julien Cadazio is again modeled on the influential Lord Duveen. (ES)