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Wes Anderson

The French Dispatch

Director Wes Anderson Composer Alexandre Desplat Cast Owen Wilson, Timothée Chalamet, Tilda Swinton, Bill Murray, Léa Seydoux
108' - 2021 - Drama, Comedy, Romance - Dialogue: French, English
A love letter to journalists set in an outpost of an American newspaper in a fictional twentieth century French city that brings to life a collection of stories published in "The French Dispatch Magazine".
“Wes Anderson sets out to honor The New Yorker and its ilk, re-creating the joy of losing oneself in a 12,000-word article (or three) on the big screen while relocating the entire affair to his adoptive home Paris. The anthology film consists of 'an obituary, a travel guide and three feature articles'. While there’s no overarching narrative between segments, Anderson is quite clearly the author of all five - for there is no living filmmaker with a more recognizable visual signature. Every frame of The French Dispatch is unmistakably his. Thus, the unconventional project succeeds in delivering that very particular pleasure of reading a well-curated issue from cover to cover.” - Variety

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Wes Anderson


Alexandre Desplat


Owen Wilson, Timothée Chalamet, Tilda Swinton, Bill Murray, Léa Seydoux


Wes Anderson, Jason Schwartzman, Roman Coppola, Hugo Guinness

Director of Photography

Robert D. Yeoman


Andrew Weisblum


Wes Anderson, Jeremy Dawson, Steven Rales

Production studios

American Empirical Pictures


Walt Disney Motion Pictures Belgium

More info


French, English

Countries of production

United States of America, Germany




Wes Anderson
Bottle Rocket (short, 1994), Bottle Rocket (1996), Rushmore (1998), The Royal Tenenbaums (2001), The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004), American Express: My Life. My Card. (short, 2006), The Darjeeling Limited (2007), Hotel Chevalier (short, 2007), Softbank Commercial (short, 2008), Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009), Stella Artois Le Apartomatic Commercial (short, 2010), Mooonrise Kingdom (2012), Cousin Ben Troop Screening with Jason Schwartzman (short, 2012), Prada: Candy (short, 2013), Castello Cavalcanti (short, 2013), The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014), Come Together: A Fashion Picture in Motion (short, 2016), Isle of Dogs (2018); The French Dispatch (2021)