"The French Dispatch" is a 2021 American comedy-drama anthology film directed by Wes Anderson.
The starring cast includes Adrien Brody as Julien Cadazio, Tilda Swinton as J.K.L. Berensen, Léa Seydoux as Simone, Frances McDormand as Lucinda Krementz, Timothée Chalamet as Zeffirelli, Lyna Khoudri as Juliette, Bill Murray as Arthur Howitzer Jr., Owen Wilson as Herbsaint Sazerac, Jeffrey Wright as Roebuck Wright, Mathieu Amalric as The Commissaire and others.

Here are "The French Dispatch" movie trailer, plot summary, full cast and characters, release date, streaming services and everything we know so far.

Trailer

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SearchlightPictures on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 released the trailer for "The French Dispatch" you can watch here:
THE FRENCH DISPATCH | Official Trailer | Searchlight Pictures.

Plot summary

What is The French Dispatch movie plot?

Here is a short review of "The French Dispatch" movie plot summary.

The film has been described as "a love letter to journalists set at an outpost of an American newspaper in a fictional 20th-century French city", centering on four stories. It brings to life a collection of tales published in the eponymous The French Dispatch, based in the fictional French city of Ennui-sur-Blasé (literally Boredom-on-Blasé). The film is inspired by Anderson's love of The New Yorker, and some characters and events in the film are based on real-life equivalents from the magazine. One of the three stories centers on the May 68 student occupation protests, inspired by Mavis Gallant's two-part article "The Events in May: A Paris Notebook". Another story, featuring Adrien Brody's character of Julien Cadazio (Adrien Brody), is based on "The Days of Duveen", a six-part feature in The New Yorker on art dealer Lord Duveen.
When speaking to French publication Charente Libre in April 2019, Anderson said: "The story is not easy to explain, It's about an American journalist based in France who creates his magazine. It is more a portrait of this man, of this journalist who fights to write what he wants to write. It's not a movie about freedom of the press, but when you talk about reporters you also talk about what's going on in the real world."

Cast

Who plays who in the The French Dispatch movie cast?

Here is the full cast and characters of "The French Dispatch" movie. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.

Adrien Brody  as Julien Cadazio an art dealer, based on Lord Duveen
Tilda Swinton  as J.K.L. Berensen a writer and a staff-member of the French Dispatch
LĂ©a Seydoux  as Simone a prison guard and Rosenthaler's muse
Frances McDormand  as Lucinda Krementz a journalist profiling the student revolutionaries
TimothĂ©e Chalamet  as Zeffirelli a student revolutionary; boyfriend of Juliette
Lyna Khoudri  as Juliette a student revolutionary; girlfriend of Zeffirelli
Bill Murray  as Arthur Howitzer Jr. the editor of the French Dispatch, based on Harold Ross, the co-founder of The New Yorker
Owen Wilson  as Herbsaint Sazerac a travel writer and staff-member of the French Dispatch, based on Joseph Mitchell, a writer for The New Yorker
Jeffrey Wright  as Roebuck Wright a food journalist based on an amalgamation of James Baldwin and A.J. Liebling
Mathieu Amalric  as The Commissaire a policeman with a kidnapped son
Steve Park  as Nescaffier (as Stephen Park)
Elisabeth Moss  as Alumna a copy editor of the French Dispatch staff
Jason Schwartzman  as Hermes Jones a cartoonist and member of the French Dispatch staff
Fisher Stevens  as French Dispatch staff member
Griffin Dunne  as Legal Advisor
Anjelica Bette Fellini  as Proofreader
Anjelica Huston  as Narrator
Tony Revolori  as Young Rosenthaler
Lois Smith  as Upshur 'Maw' Clampette
Henry Winkler  as Uncle Joe an uncle and business partner to Cadazio
Bob Balaban  as Uncle Nick an uncle and business partner to Cadazio
Alex Lawther  as Morisot a student revolutionary
Mohamed Belhadjine  as Mitch Mitch a student revolutionary
Nicolas AvinĂ©e  as Vittel a student revolutionary
Jarvis Cocker  as the voice of Tip-Top a French pop singer
Rupert Friend  as Drill-Sergeant
CĂ©cile de France  as Mrs. B.
Guillaume Gallienne  as Mr. B. (as Guillaume Gallienne de la ComĂ©die-Française)
Christoph Waltz  as Paul Duval an art collector
Liev Schreiber  as Talk Show Host
Edward Norton  as The Chauffeur
Willem Dafoe  as Albert the Abacus a prisoner and underworld accountant
Saoirse Ronan  as Principal Showgirl a member of the kidnapping gang
Hippolyte Girardot  as Chou-fleur
Toheeb Jimoh  as Cadet #1
Wallace Wolodarsky  as Cheery Writer (as Wally Wolodarsky)
Benicio Del Toro  as Moses Rosenthaler
Denis MĂ©nochet  as Prison Guard
Larry Pine  as Chief Magistrate
Morgane Polanski  as Girlfriend
FĂ©lix Moati  as Head Caterer
Tom Hudson  as Mitch-Mitch (on stage)
Lily Taieb  as Juliette's Friend (as Lily TaĂŻeb)
StĂ©phane Bak  as Communications Specialist
Winsen Ait Hellal  as Gigi
Mauricette Coudivat  as Maman
Damien Bonnard  as Police Detective
Rodolphe Pauly  as Patrolman Maupassant
Antonia Desplat  as Junkie / Showgirl #2
Pablo Pauly  as Waiter
Gilles Gauthier  as Man with Camera
Nahel Bahnas  as Choirboy
Akim Bahnas  as Choirboy
Antoine Foo Cheung  as Choirboy
Francois Foo Cheung  as Choirboy
Samy Guerry Ghindri  as Choirboy
Felicien Marais  as Choirboy
Nathanael Marfin  as Choirboy
Basile Vinueas  as Choirboy
Evelyne Chapeau  as Old Lady with Choirboys
Paula Kvasnikoff  as Kissing Student
Vallier Vaudin  as Kissing Student
AndrĂ© Coussy  as Old Man Who Has Failed
Hassane Haimoud  as Boy Scout
Pauline Chadanson  as Streetwalker
Carlotta Costanzi  as Streetwalker
Mauricette Genon  as Streetwalker
Christelle Grelier  as Streetwalker
Rachel Merabet Hrdy  as Streetwalker
Sara Lacroix  as Streetwalker
Delphine Landrieau  as Streetwalker
Louise Laveuve  as Streetwalker
Kylian Freslon  as Gigolo
Meermout Didier  as John in Car
Nicolas Saada  as Lawyer
Yannick Mazzilli  as Bartender
Guillaume Mailland  as Representative Prisoner
Jean-Pierre Grasset  as Old Man in Tavern
Victor Nicolas  as Butcher Boy
Jean Delabre  as Cruel Man in Tavern
François-Pierre Fol  as Vivaldi Trio
Bruno Torres  as Vivaldi Trio
Jean-Louis Verdier  as Vivaldi Trio
GrĂ©gory TrouvĂ©  as Caterer
LoĂźc Baxas  as 'Maw' Clampette's Doctor
Eliel Ford  as Cadazio's Nephew
MathĂ©o Sallat Desvard  as Cadazio's Nephew
Dominique Barrier  as Magistrate
Pascal Champareau  as Magistrate
Sacha Seguin  as Maid
Jacky Vallantin  as Foreign Legion Officer
Domingos Enrico  as Rosenthaler Father
Abdel Nour Bouaza  as Rosenthaler Son
Fanny Rebuffic  as Simone at Six
Juliette Raffray  as Simone at Twelve
Lou Lampros  as Simone at Sixteen
Odile FougĂšre  as Simone at Forty
Come Loury  as Bootblack
Victor Piechaud  as Bootblack
Charlie Rosser  as Bootblack
Mathys Raynaud  as Bootblack
Thomas Poirson  as Bootblack
Gabriel Mesnard  as Bootblack
Raphael Delage  as Bootblack
Briac Aubin  as Bootblack
Raphael Bancarel  as Bootblack
Tiago Allaire  as Bootblack
Martin Frappier  as Bootblack
Raphael Dias  as Bootblack
Victorien Belly  as Bootblack
Samuel Amblard  as Bootblack
Sam Poupart  as Bootblack
Milo Bancarel  as Bootblack
Charles Audry  as Bootblack Customer
Francois Boussiron  as Bootblack Customer
Jean-Pierre Coudert  as Bootblack Customer
Patrick Morcelli  as Bootblack Customer
Bernard Richefort  as Bootblack Customer
Djemal Saidoun  as Bootblack Customer
Vincent Griere  as Bricklayer
Arthur Guillebaud  as Bricklayer
Mehdy Hassani  as Bricklayer
JĂ©rĂ©my Martincourt  as Bricklayer
Nicolas Pasciani  as Bricklayer
Eutrope Roger  as Bricklayer
Marti Torrens  as Bricklayer
Pierre Cantaral  as Pickpocket
Louis Changeur  as Pickpocket
Denis Havard  as Pickpocket
Halbo Kool  as Pickpocket
Pascal Lefort  as Pickpocket
Jean-Benoit Pinot  as Pickpocket
Gregory Sacriste  as Pickpocket
Antonio Terroso  as Pickpocket
Marc Tournier  as Pickpocket
Jean Marie Camps  as Butcher
Dominique Donnary  as Butcher
Claude Gaume  as Butcher
Jacques Grattepanch  as Butcher
Damien Nadaud  as Butcher
Gilbert Papponnaud  as Butcher
Robert Rabouin  as Butcher
Willem Rompen  as Butcher
Jacky Souchet  as Butcher
Malik Tati  as Butcher
Jean-Claude Audouin  as Man Shining Shoe
Alban Ploix  as Ticket Vendor
Laurent Bauer  as 'Brique Rouge' Clubgoer
Fanny Taccoen  as 'Brique Rouge' Clubgoer
Tahnee Peterson Stuart  as 'Brique Rouge' Clubgoer
Maud Brethenoux  as 'Brique Rouge' Clubgoer
Anna Budanova  as 'Brique Rouge' Clubgoer
Audrey Chemin  as 'Brique Rouge' Clubgoer
Guillaume Ferrant  as 'Brique Rouge' Clubgoer
Nisrine Mofaraj  as 'Brique Rouge' Clubgoer
Polina Glangetat  as Old Lady with Punks
Fabien Marcadet  as Punk
Luc Louis  as Punk
Karim Youssouf  as Punk
Rudy Chaperon  as Punk
Quentin Fournier  as Punk
Orguiene Corniere  as Punk
Manon Talandier  as Punk
Lucas Bascans  as Punk
Alexis Vignaud  as Punk
Paul Raymond  as Punk
Jean-Michel Audoual  as Prison Guard
FĂ©lix Bouin  as Prison Guard
Patrick Brousse  as Prison Guard
Raynald Caraguel  as Prison Guard
Lhoussine Chinkir  as Prison Guard
Xavier Dupin  as Prison Guard
Eric Garaud  as Prison Guard
Morgan Lorca  as Prison Guard
Laurent Pizzolato  as Prison Guard
Romuald Cormeunier  as Prisoner
Didier Da Costa  as Prisoner
Antonio Da Silva  as Prisoner
Charlie Defraine  as Prisoner
Erick Dues  as Prisoner
Jacques Fauvel  as Prisoner
Yoann Gaillard  as Prisoner
Anthony Poupart  as Prisoner
Thierry Gonzalez  as Prisoner
SĂ©bastien Guignard  as Prisoner
Raphael Lagrue  as Prisoner
Simon Malyon  as Prisoner
David Robles  as Prisoner
Sandro Kopp  as The French Splatter-School Action-Group
Pedro Firmino Cunha Da Souza  as The French Splatter-School Action-Group
Pascal Battelier  as The French Splatter-School Action-Group
Lionel Lassuderie  as The French Splatter-School Action-Group
Duc Minh  as The French Splatter-School Action-Group
Cyril Morandiere  as The French Splatter-School Action-Group
Benoit Nacaud  as The French Splatter-School Action-Group
Jean Jacques Peyraud  as The French Splatter-School Action-Group
Lubna Playoust  as The French Splatter-School Action-Group
Patricia Richefort  as The French Splatter-School Action-Group
Owen Soba  as The French Splatter-School Action-Group
Adrien Yeung  as The French Splatter-School Action-Group
Krishna Bagadiya  as Blind Writer
Julie Lechat  as Amanuensis
Gaelle Puimaly  as Accountant
Leo Jennings  as Copy Boy
Alexandre Steiger  as Howitzer's Doctor
Philippe Peyraud  as Man Smoking Cigarette
GĂ©rard Merle  as Man Outside CafĂ©
Jean Pierre Grasset  as Weathered Man with Hat
Yannick Begoin  as Magazine Delivery Man
Yves Gaillard  as Old Man at Wine Shop
Jerome Caminotti  as Old Man at Metro Map
Pierre-Yves Martron  as Police Cyclist
Philippe Pelletier  as Police Cyclist
Landry Marinette  as Woman Rolling Groceries
Natal Koli  as Kansas Gravedigger
Sharif Andoura  as Professor
Gilles Gaston-Dreyfus  as Mayor
Laureen Reby Perrocheau  as Zeffirelli's Sister
Mallaury Reby Perrocheau  as Zeffirelli's Sister
Sophie FougĂšre  as Aide
Genevieve Brillet  as Secretary
GrĂ©goire Leprince-Ringuet  as T.V. Reporter
Bruno Delbonnel  as Tip-top
François-Marie Charvet  as Tip-top
Jean-Pierre Chabernaud  as Police
Olivier Lecossois  as Police
Philippe Szezepanski  as Police
NoĂ«l Wojcik  as Police
Gontran Bisserier  as Police
Christian Cordoba  as Police
Thibault Descamps  as Police
Jonathan Herbon  as Police
Marceau Jarrossay  as Police
Tiburce Oger  as Police
NoĂ© Richefeux  as Police
Gilles Verdegay  as Police
Kublah Diezi  as Kidnapper
StĂ©phane Le Bras  as Kidnapper
Armand Pierdon  as Kidnapper
Gilles Frougier  as Kidnapper
BĂ©rĂ©nice Bernard  as Student
Jean Bourdet  as Student
Antoine Bourgeais  as Student
Lou SalomĂ© Brizard  as Student
ZoĂ© Delisle  as Student
Julies Desrosiers  as Student
Simon Ecary  as Student
Ida Fermaud  as Student
Hugo Fontaine  as Student
Raphael Gallego  as Student
Tom Grandadam  as Student
Adrien Hans  as Student
Yann Hedan  as Student
AdĂšle Herisson  as Student
Antoine JovĂ©  as Student
Pierre Lamoureux  as Student
Quentin Ledru  as Student
SalomĂ© Lesaffre  as Student
RĂ©mi Larcher  as Student
Hugo Leonard  as Student
Eliott Lienard  as Student
Sybil Marzin  as Student
Thy-Lane Monnet  as Student
Mathieu Moreau  as Student
Munik Neth  as Student
Florine Paulius  as Student
Emeline Penet  as Student
Coline Peron  as Student
Constantin Rytz  as Student
Bertille Rondard  as Student
Alice Sarrauste  as Student
Igor Secherre  as Student
Laura Studden  as Student
Emilien Wiss  as Student
Boris Zanni  as Student
Angus Henderson  as Student
GaĂ«tan BillĂšres  as Student
Sally Bruice  as Student
George Smith Burgess  as Student
Marie Derambure  as Student
Alix Champy  as Student
Victor Chevalarias  as Student
Lise Cordellier  as Student
Arthur Dalle  as Student
Lola Degove  as Student
Sean Delaunay  as Student
Michael Didier  as Student
Juliane Fath  as Student
Julie Gervaos  as Student
Rachel Guerineau  as Student
Guillaume Laverdant  as Student
ThĂ©o Malet  as Student
Titouan Maret  as Student
Stephen Martin  as Student
Nathan Mazeau  as Student
Lucas Nativel  as Student
ThĂ©o Navas  as Student
Marie Lucie Parisot  as Student
Émile PĂ©lissier  as Student
Manon Taccoli  as Student
Gautier Rigaud Perut  as Student
Raphael Coutant  as Student
Émilie Tronche  as Student
Nicholas Croucher  as Cadet #2 (as Nick Croucher)
Sam Haygarth  as Cadet #3
Samuel Blenkin  as Cadet #4
Jake Gorridge  as Cadet #5
Calvin Williams  as Cadet #6
Pierre Aloui  as Additional Cadet
Louis Blanchard  as Additional Cadet
Hugo Bony  as Additional Cadet
Adrien Brault  as Additional Cadet
Alex Chadeffaud  as Additional Cadet
Matisse Croizard-Niveau  as Additional Cadet
Alfie Flight  as Additional Cadet
ThĂ©o Fibaque  as Additional Cadet
Mathieu Grattard  as Additional Cadet
Paul Lafon  as Additional Cadet
Elie Mazalrey  as Additional Cadet
Samuel Montgomery  as Additional Cadet
Florian Salesse  as Additional Cadet
Quentin Veillon  as Additional Cadet
Benjamin Lavernhe  as Toothpowder Spokesman (as Benjamin Lavernhe de la ComĂ©die-Française)
Gabriel Ryan  as Younger Gigi
LĂ©o Gack  as Cadet / Nanny
CĂ©cilia Anseeuw  as Junkie / Showgirl #3
Gilberto Fallat Valle  as Stetson van Altman
Monique Lapeyre  as Spinster van Altman
Christian 'Kiki' Delpey  as Hieronymous van Altman
Cyril Sierk  as The Jeroboam
Jean-Claude Loulmet  as Ancient Concierge

Release date

When is The French Dispatch movie release date?

"The French Dispatch" movie release date was scheduled to be on July 12, 2021 (Cannes, 2021 Cannes Film Festival), on October 21, 2021 (Germany, Denmark), on October 22, 2021 (United States) and on October 28, 2021 (Hungary) distributing by Searchlight Pictures, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Argentina, Forum Hungary, Kinomania and Walt Disney Studios Sony Pictures Releasing (WDSSPR).

Filming

What are The French Dispatch filming details?

The duration of the film is 103 minutes. The film's budget is $25 million.

"The French Dispatch" movie is rated "R", according to the MPAA film rating system.

Principal photography began in November 2018, in the city of AngoulĂȘme (South-West France) and wrapped in March 2019.

Rating

What are critics and audiences saying about The French Dispatch movie?

"The French Dispatch" movie got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 7.5/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 86/100.

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