The French Dispatch: The Dispatch Of Our Anticipation, Release Date, Trailer, Cast, Plot Line

The French Dispatch brings a collection of three short stories from the final issue of the American published in an hypothetical 20th century French city. 


You just know when a movie is a Wes Anderson movie just by looking at the visuals. His long anticipated film, The French Dispatch is all set to release across the globe on October 22, 2021. It was initially going to be released in July 2020 but due to the global coronavirus pandemic, the premiere was delayed by a year. 

The French Dispatch brings a collection of three short stories from the final issue of the American published in an hypothetical 20th century French city. 

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Cast Of “The French Dispatch”

The film features

  • Beneco Del Toro   
  • Fraces McDormand
  • Jeffrey Wright
  • Adrien Brody
  • Timothee Chalamet
  • Tilda Swinton
  • Lea Seydoux
  • Bill Murray
  • Owen Wilson
  • Stephan Park
  • Mathieu Amalric
  • Lyna Khoudri

“The French Dispatch” Trailer

Already nominated for 2 awards, The French Dispatch finally premiered at the Cannes Festival on July 12, 2021. The film was received with heartfelt attraction to the melancholy composition, the play of colors and intricate film-making. Ever since the release of its trailer in February 2020, the viewers have awaited this American comedy-drama film.

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What Is “The French Dispatch” About?

Divided into three sections, “The French Dispatch” is a showcase of three short and unique stories of the American magazine based in a small fictional French city. Every section has its own unique part to it with a very Wes Anderson blend to it.

The first story revolves around a violent, heavily bearded artist who happens to be a psychopath, trapped behind the bars. In comes, an art dealer who is conflicted about encouraging the art of someone who is caught behind the bars. The second story is about a student and a journalist who writes his great manifesto. The third one is the one where the son of a police chief is kidnaped by a gangster.

All of them being well-thought and mind-provoking stories, Wes Anderson is sure to create magic and justify the plot with his eye-catching landscapes and exceptional production design. He has a straightforward way of conveying his stories and yet maintaining a sense of mystery in them.

During an interview Wes mentioned, “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.”

Where Can You Watch “The French Dispatch”?

The filmmakers and producers wished for the movie to be viewed in the theatres and hence delayed the premiere by a year. Hence, the movie will first be released in the theatres, so we’ll have to wait until it starts streaming on other platforms. 

The distributor of the film, Searchlight Pictures, is owned by Disney. We can assume that the movie could be released on Disney+ or Hulu, which are both Disney owned streaming platforms. However, an official statement has not been released by any of the involved parties.

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Budget Of “The French Dispatch”

A budget of $25 million with a variety of 125 sets was recorded for the film. 

Other Great Works Of Wes Anderson..

Wes Anderson is known for his distinctive and aesthetic compositions. His narrative style, symmetry in the frames of his movies have a modern eccentricity to it. Some of his other great works, are:

  • The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) 
  • The Darjeeling Limited (2007)
  • Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
  • Isle of Dogs (2018)

With a career span of over two decades, time and again Wes Anderson has proved his capabilities as a director, writer, screenplay writer. The French Dispatch is no different. Be on a lookout for the month of October, as another Anderson masterpiece is released.