The King is Alive | 2001

Drama, Adventure
A group of tourists stranded in a deserted mining town, pass the time by staging the Shakespearian play KING LEAR. Soon enough, the internal dynamics of the group start to imitate the dynamics of the characters ...more

Cast

... Gina

Actor

... Liz

Actor

... Jack

Actor

... Catherine

Actor

... Henry

Actor

... Charles

Actor

... Ray

Actor

... Ashley

Actor

... Kanana

Actor

... Moses

Actor

... Paul

Actor

... Amanda

Actor

Company

Chris Martin

Production Company

Chrono Post

Production Company

DPNA-Miniature microphones

Production Company

Production Company

Production Company

Dogme 95 Brothers

Production Company

Synopsis

Stranded in the heat of a barren African desert, eleven bus passengers shelter in the elements 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 travellers into turmoil as they struggle to overcome both nature's wrath and their own mortality. In the heat of the desert, emotional and sexual tensions surge around the play's production, and they are forced to confront their most raw emotions. With all inhibitions stripped away, their individual fight for survival makes them perform the ultimate role in front of each other - their own lives.

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