The White King

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A care-free 12-year-old boy rebels after a brutal government labels his father a traitor and imprisons him.

Cast & Crew

Olivia Williams
Sophia
Voice
Jonathan Pryce
Colonel Fitz
Voice
Greta Scacchi
General Meade
Voice
Fiona Shaw
Kathrin Fitz
Voice
Agyness Deyn
Hannah
Voice
Derek de Lint
Silver Hair
Voice
Jörg Tittel
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György Dragomán
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Critic Reviews for The White King

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (4) | Fresh (15) | Rotten (6)

  • The White King never quite fulfils its initial promise as a dystopian young-adult adventure set in a future police state.

    January 27, 2017 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

    Kate Muir

    Times (UK)
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  • The White King is a respectable first feature, but one that would have benefitted from refinement and nuance - a good few moves behind the best films in the genre.

    January 27, 2017 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • An intriguing, sombre work.

    January 26, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Intriguing but ultimately underwhelming.

    September 9, 2016 | Full Review…
  • The White King is an impressive adaptation which is believable whilst wearing a cloak of mystery.

    June 17, 2019 | Full Review…
  • The only elements of The White King that prevent it from being an unmitigated failure are a striking visual aesthetic and solid production values. However, these do not prevent Alex Helfrecht and Jorg Tittel's venture being one to miss.

    December 28, 2017 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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  • Feb 05, 2017
    We see a new world order that brings its society back to the soil, damning technology, applauding the simple life. This totalitarian world parallels Hitler's pride, where the community stands for hours in grocery lines, eat bread and watered soup if they don't have connections with the higher ups, and wear their only 2 or 3 outfits if they haven't contributed to the recent revolution. Twelve-year-old Djata, who tells the story, gets a glimpse of a technically advanced wealthy world full of crowded highways and gleaming skyscrapers, where food and wealth are in abundance. I find it interesting where the technical world is put in a higher light. What a switch!
    Amy A Super Reviewer

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