The French Dispatch (2020)

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Expected July 24, 2020
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


Wes Anderson (screenplay by), Wes Anderson (story) | 3 more credits »
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Updated: 12 March 2019
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Credited cast, sorted by IMDb STARmeter:
Elisabeth Moss
Timothée Chalamet ... Zeffirelli
Saoirse Ronan
Léa Seydoux ... Simone
Edward Norton
Tilda Swinton ... J. K. L. Berensen
Christoph Waltz ... Boris Schommers
Bill Murray ... Arthur Howitzer Jr.
Rupert Friend
Adrien Brody ... Julian Cadazio
Willem Dafoe
Benicio Del Toro ... Moses Rosenthaler
Jeffrey Wright ... Roebuck Wright
Owen Wilson ... Herbsaint Sazerac
Cécile de France


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".

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for graphic nudity, some sexual references and language


Official Sites:

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Germany | USA


English | French

Release Date:

24 July 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The French Dispatch See more »

Filming Locations:

Angoulême, Charente, France See more »

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Technical Specs




Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


A February 2020 "The New Yorker" piece reported that this movie is set in a fictional French town called "Ennui-sur-Blasé". "Ennui" and "blasé" are both English words (albeit both words that originate from the French) that mean roughly the same thing: a world-weary boredom, apathy, and sophistication. It is fairly common for French place names to contain the word "sur" ("on") between two other words as a geographic descriptor; for example, the French Riviera village name "Beaulieu-sur-Mer" translates as "beautiful place on the sea". So if it were a real place name, "Ennui-sur-Blasé" would mean, more or less, "Boredom-on-Apathy". See more »


[from trailer]
[Lucinda Krementz pulls a shower curtain back to reveal Zeffirelli in the bathtub with a towel wrapped around his head]
Zeffirelli: [gasps] I'm naked, Ms. Krementz!
Lucinda Krementz: I can see that.
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