The King Is Alive

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The King Is Alive
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Directed by Kristian Levring
Produced by Vibeke Windeløv
Written by Kristian Levring
Anders Thomas Jensen
Starring Miles Anderson, Romane Bohringer, David Bradley, David Calder
Music by Jan Juhler
Cinematography Jens Schlosser
Edited by Nicholas Wayman Harris
Distributed by Nordisk Film Distribution A/S
Release date(s) 5 January, 2001
Running time 109 minutes
Country Denmark
Language English

The King Is Alive (2000) is the fourth film to be done according to the Dogme 95 rules. It is directed by Kristian Levring. It was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2000 Cannes Film Festival.[1]

Synopsis[edit]

A group of tourists are stranded in the Namibian desert when their bus loses its way and runs out of fuel. Canned food and dew keep the tourists alive, but they are helplessly entrapped, completely cut off from the rest of the world. As courage and moral fibre weaken and relationships grow shaky, Henry, a theatrical manager, persuades the group to put on Shakespeare's tragedy King Lear. As the tourists work their way through Henry's hand-written scripts, real life increasingly begins to resemble the play.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: The King Is Alive". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 2009-10-16. 

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