The King Is Alive

The King Is Alive (2000)

As the sand shifts... madness nears.

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 2000-05-11
  • User Rating: 5.9/10 from 26 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 50min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Newmarket Capital Group
  • Production Country: Denmark, Sweden, United States of America
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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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  • Production Vibeke Windeløv Producer
    Production Peter Aalbæk Jensen Executive Producer
    Writing Anders Thomas Jensen Author
    Production Mali Finn Casting
    Production Joyce Nettles Casting
    Production Moonyeenn Lee Casting
    Production Svend Abrahamsen Producer
    Writing William Shakespeare Author
    Production Bruno Levy Casting
    Production David Linde Executive Producer
    Production Christopher Ball Executive Producer
    Production William Tyrer Executive Producer
    Directing Kristian Levring Director
    Writing Kristian Levring Author
    Production Malene Blenkov Producer
    Production Patricia Kruijer Producer
    Camera Jens Schlosser Director of Photography
    Editing Nicholas Wayman-Harris Editor
    Production Kobus Botha Line Producer