The King is Alive


A group of travellers are stranded in the Namibian desert when their bus breaks down. While one man leaves to find help, the others settle down in the abandoned mining town to await his return. To pass the time, they are persuaded to stage a rendition of Shakespeare's King Lear, as the tensions in their situation are remarkably similar to that in the play. And so their voyage of self-discovery begins...


109 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language, Sex) .
Drama, Horror

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A bus! A bus! my kingdom for a bus!
A bus! A bus! my kingdom for a bus!

Credits

Cast
Miles Anderson, Romane Bohringer, David Bradley, David Calder, Bruce Davison, Brion James
Director
Kristian Levring
ScreenplayAnders Thomas Jensen, Kristian Levring, based on King Lear by William Shakespeare
MusicJerry Goldsmith
CinematographyJens Schlosser
Sound formatsDolby
SA distributor Ster-Kinekor
Made in2000
Produced byA consortium of US and Scandanavian companies

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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus
Nazma Dreyer
5
The Cape Times
Wilhelm Snyman
10
The Star
10
Die Burger
Francois Smith
10
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge
10
Rapport
Paul Boekkooi
16
Box Office
Chris Wiegand
13
Total Film
Peter Ross
15
Film Review
James Mottram
15
Uncut
Wendy Ide
10

What the People say

Internet
129 Netizens
12

Average .. 57%

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