The King Is Alive

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The King Is Alive

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The King Is Alive

Release Date: May 11, 2000

Year    :   2000
Slogan    :   «As the sand shifts... madness nears.»
Genres    :   Drama
Production Companies    :   Newmarket Capital Group, Good Machine
Director    :   Kristian Levring
Producers    :   Vibeke Windeløv, Peter Aalbæk Jensen, Mali Finn, Joyce Nettles, Moonyeenn Lee, Svend Abrahamsen, Bruno Levy, David Linde, Christopher Ball, William Tyrer, Malene Blenkov, Patricia Kruijer, Kobus Botha
Writers    :   Anders Thomas Jensen, William Shakespeare, Kristian Levring
RunTime    :   110 mins.

Stranded in the heat of a barren African desert, eleven bus-passengers shelter in the remnants of an abandoned town. As rescue grows more remote by the day and anxiety deepens, an idea emerges: why not stage a play. However the choice of King Lear only manages to plunge this disparate group of travelers into turmoil as they struggle to overcome both nature's wrath and their own morality.




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