King of the Belgians

Showings

CineArts Santana Row Screen 6 Wed, Mar 1, 2017 6:15 PM
Hammer Theatre SJ Sun, Mar 12, 2017 3:15 PM
Film Info
Type of Film/Event:Feature
Runtime:94
Rating:Not Rated
Genre:Comedy
Drama
Language:English
Flemish
French
Bulgarian
Subtitles:English
Production Country:Belgium
Netherlands
Bulgaria
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Peter Brosens
Jessica Woodworth
Producer:Peter Brosens
Jessica Woodworth
Screenwriter:Peter Brosens
Jessica Woodworth
Cinematographer:Ton Peters
Editor:David Verdurme
Cast:Peter Van den Begin
Bruno Georis
Lucie Debay
Titus De Voogdt
Pieter Van der Houwen

Description

Hilarity ensues when his royal majesty finds his soul on the road trip from h**l through the Balkans.

A sly and delightful "mockumentary" featuring the “only-for-show” monarch of Belgium. Stuck in Turkey with only his entourage and a documentarian without air travel or cell phones (both having been knocked out by a cosmic event) they attempt to get back to Belgium to confront a domestic crisis before the clock runs out. As the reluctant travelers encounter one ridiculous road block after another, the king begins to wrestle his way out of the royal cocoon, while his troupe of elites attempt to mingle with locals, learning to relieve the pressures of protocol and live a little. Infused with a droll humor, this gem gives a gentle yet insightful critique of the place of monarchies in the modern world, and a close-up view of a King as he races to prevent his country from falling apart. – Pia Chamberlain


Sponsored by the Applied Materials Foundation and Steve Schleimer & Cyndi Sherman

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