The King is Alive
A bus! A bus! my kingdom for a bus!
A group of travellers are stranded in the Namibian desert when their bus breaks down. While one man leaves to find help, the others settle down in the abandoned mining town to await his return. To pass the time, they are persuaded to stage a rendition of Shakespeare's King Lear, as the tensions in their situation are remarkably similar to that in the play. And so their voyage of self-discovery begins...
109 minutes, No persons under 16 (Language, Sex)
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Miles Anderson, Romane Bohringer, David Bradley, David Calder, Bruce Davison, Brion James
|Screenplay||Anders Thomas Jensen, Kristian Levring, based on King Lear by William Shakespeare|
|Produced by||A consortium of US and Scandanavian companies|
|South African Media|
|Cape ArgusNazma Dreyer||5|
|Cape TimesWilhelm Snyman||10|
|The Star ||10|
|Die BurgerFrancois Smith||10|
|Sunday TimesBarry Ronge||10|
|RapportPaul Boekkooi||16 |
|Box Office (USA)Chris Wiegand||13|
|Total Film (UK)Peter Ross||15|
|Film Review (UK)James Mottram||15|
|Uncut (UK)Wendy Ide||10|
|Average .. 57%||11|
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