THE KING IS ALIVE
SynopsisStranded 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 travellers into turmoil as they struggle to overcome both nature's wrath and their own mortality.
In the heat of the sun emotional and sexual tensions surge around the play's production, and they are forced to confront their most raw emotions.
With all inhibitions stripped away, their individual fight for survival makes them perform the ultimate role in front of each other - their own lives.
- Kristian LEVRING - Director
- Anders Thomas JENSEN - Screenplay
- Kristian LEVRING - Screenplay
- Jens SCHLOSSER - Cinematography
- Nicholas WAYMAN-HARRIS - Film Editor
The Official Selection 2000
Un Certain Regard
- A LA VERTICALE DE L'ETE
- ASI ES LA VIDA
- CAPITAES DE ABRIL
- EU TU ELES
- I DREAMED OF AFRICA
- LA SAISON DES HOMMES
- LE PREMIER DU NOM
- LISTA DE ESPERA
- LOST KILLERS
- NICHIYOBI WA OWARANAI
- OH! SOO-JUNG
- PREFERISCO IL RUMORE DEL MARE
- THE KING IS ALIVE
- THINGS YOU CAN TELL JUST BY LOOKING AT HER
- TIERRA DEL FUEGO
- WILD BLUE
- WOMAN ON TOP