The King Is Alive

2000, Drama, 1h 48m

68 Reviews 1,000+ Ratings

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Though the plot feels rather contrived, the ensemble acting in this Dogme 95 film is good. Read critic reviews

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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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