The King is Alive

The King Is Alive
  • 2000
  • Sweden / Denmark / US
  • 1h 50min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Kristian Levring
  • Written by: Kristian Levring, Anders Thomas Jensen
  • Cast: Miles Anderson, Romane Bohringer, David Bradley, David Calder
  • UK release: 11 May 2001

Eleven tourists travelling through North Africa find themselves lost in an abandoned mining town. When one of the group volunteers to walk the five day journey to summon help, the others wait and put on a desert version of King Lear to pass the time; but their anxiety causes meltdown.

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