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The French Dispatch

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"The French Dispatch" Plot Summary.

107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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. Searchlight Pictures

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Notable Cast
Benicio Del ToroBenicio Del Toro...Moses Rosenthaler
Adrien BrodyAdrien Brody...Julian Cadazio
Tilda SwintonTilda Swinton...J.K.L. Berensen
Léa SeydouxLéa Seydoux...Simone
Frances McDormandFrances McDormand...Lucinda Krementz
Timothée ChalametTimothée Chalamet...Zeffirelli
Lyna KhoudriLyna Khoudri...Juliette
Jeffrey WrightJeffrey Wright...Roebuck Wright
Mathieu AmalricMathieu Amalric...The Commissaire
Steve ParkSteve Park...Nescaffier
Bill MurrayBill Murray...Arthur Howitzer, Jr.
Owen WilsonOwen Wilson...Herbsaint Sazerac
Bob BalabanBob Balaban...Uncle Nick
Henry WinklerHenry Winkler...Uncle Joe
Lois SmithLois Smith...Upshur 'Maw' Clampette
Tony RevoloriTony Revolori...Young Rosenthaler
Denis MénochetDenis Ménochet...Prison Guard
Larry PineLarry Pine...Chief Magistrate
Morgane PolanskiMorgane Polanski...Girlfriend
Félix MoatiFelix Moati...Head Caterer


Wes AndersonWes Anderson...Writer (screenplay by)
Roman CoppolaRoman Coppola...Writer (story by)
Hugo GuinnessHugo Guinness...Writer (story by)
Jason SchwartzmanJason Schwartzman...Writer (story by)


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(2021) U.S. Dollars (as of 01.18.2022)
Opening weekend...$1,348,804
Gross (US & Canada)...$16,090,420
Gross (World)...$43,809,607


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Additional Content
Cast Photos...IMDb
Box Office...IMDb Pro
Poster...Official Site
Studio...Searchlight Pictures
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