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The King Is Alive ()


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When a bus breaks down in the desert, the passengers decide to stage "King Lear."

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Jack
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Catherine
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Henry
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Charles
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Ray
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Ashley
Peter Khubeke ...
Kanana (as Peter Kubheka)
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Moses
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Gina
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Liz
Chris Walker ...
Paul
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Amanda

Directed by

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Kristian Levring ... (uncredited)

Written by

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William Shakespeare ... (with: inspiration from "King Lear")
 
Kristian Levring ... (written by) &
Anders Thomas Jensen ... (written by)

Produced by

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Svend Abrahamsen ... producer: Danish Broadcasting Corporation
Christopher Ball ... executive producer (as Chris J. Ball)
Malene Blenkov ... associate producer
Kobus Botha ... line producer
Peter Aalbæk Jensen ... executive producer
Patricia Kruijer ... producer
David Linde ... executive producer
William Tyrer ... executive producer (as William A. Tyler)
Vibeke Windeløv ... producer

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Derek Thompson

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Jens Schlosser ... director of photography

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Nicholas Wayman-Harris ... (as Nicholas Wayman Harris)

Editorial Department

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Torben Ager Andersen ... on-line editor
Lars Kaaber ... editor: Shakespeare text
Kelly Miller ... post-production: Good Machine International
Gabriela Soria ... assistant to editor
Kelli Taylor ... post assistant
Nick Willis ... assistant to editor
Rasmus Worsøe ... on-line editor

Casting By

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Mali Finn
Moonyeenn Lee
Bruno Levy ... (as Bruno Levi)
Joyce Nettles

Production Management

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Charlotte Buch ... post-production supervisor
Linda Hawkins ... executive in charge of production: Newmarket Capital Group
Amy J. Kaufman ... executive in charge of production: Good Machine International (as Amy Kaufman)
Kristina Kornum ... production manager

Art Department

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Simon Bang ... credits designer

Sound Department

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Jan Juhler ... sound
Chris Martin ... boom operator
Peter Schultz ... sound engineer
Torben Strand ... boom operator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Michael Abel ... camera operator
Lars Bo Blarke ... camera assistant
Troels Levring ... assistant still photographer
Gavin McCloud ... camera assistant
Frantisek Novák ... camera assistant (as Franticek Novak)
Anders Overgaard ... still photographer
Richard Valls ... camera assistant

Casting Department

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Lindsey Hayes Kroeger ... casting assistant: USA (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Rosa Díaz ... wardrobe consultant: for the actors

Location Management

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Gert Behrens ... location management
Gino Noli ... location manager

Music Department

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Derek Thompson ... song producer: "Blood on the Moon" (as Hoodlum Priest)

Other crew

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Dag Alveberg ... support: Nordic Film and Television Fund
Daniel Auchab ... production assistant
Simon Bang ... titles design
Caroline Behrens ... caterer
Steen Bergholdt ... accountant (as Sken Bergholdt)
Elmarie Botha ... production coordinator
Neelsie Botha ... production assistant
Laurence Brown ... legal advisor: Richards Butler Law Firm, London (as Lawrence Brown)
Louise Cross ... assistant: to Joyce Nettles
Claire Downs ... script doctor
Jane Gibbs ... press: international
Carlos K. Goodman ... legal advisor: Lichter, Grossman, Nichols & Adler, Inc. (as Carlos Goodman)
Jakob Grønlykke ... assistant to the director / creative advisor
Henrik Gutterman ... travel agent: Hemingways
Jens Georg Hansen ... insurance: Marsh A.S.
Carla Hoffman ... production assistant
Karen Hogarty ... legal advisor: Richards Butler Law Firm, London
Lars Kaaber ... advisor: Shakespeare text
Tareq Kubaisi ... window cleaner: VTR
Ann Køj ... accountant (as Anne Koej)
Linda Lichter ... legal advisor: Lichter, Grossman, Nichols & Adler, Inc.
Hans Lönnerheden ... completion bond: Film Finances
Dieter Mack ... production assistant
Bibi Malby ... set assistant (as Bibi Husted Malby)
Mikkel Maltha ... legal advisor: Zentropa Entertainment
Jill McCullough ... dialogue coach
Ingrid Morgen ... caterer
Mette Nelund ... assistant: to Vibeke Windeløv
Mikael Olsen ... support: The Danish Film Institute
Chris Paton ... press: international
Frida Paustian ... production coordinator
Carsten Rasch ... assistant to the set
Ulrich Reik ... assistant to the set
Katrine Schlüter ... legal advisor: Dragsted, Schlüter & Aros
James Shirras ... completion bond: Film Finances
Leonore Skousen ... production assistant
Armelle Verenka ... assistant to the set
Ann Vognsen ... accountant (as Anne Vogensen)
Rikke Williams ... travel agent: Hemingways

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Sam Bassett ... special thanks
Ginger Corbett ... special thanks
Linda Hawkins ... special thanks
Susan Jacobs ... special thanks (as Sue Jacobs)
Brion James ... in memoriam
Amy J. Kaufman ... special thanks (as Amy Kaufman)
Gleb Klioner ... special thanks
Leif Magnusson ... thank you for giving us light
Jes Olson ... special thanks
Paula Paisez ... special thanks
Ulla Rørdam ... special thanks
Paul Schwartzman ... special thanks (as I Consiglieri Paul Schwartzman)
Jan Tvilling ... special thanks
Ray Williams ... special thanks
Katrine Winnicki ... special thanks
Crew believed to be complete

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

While shifting airports by bus in Africa, a group of passengers is driven to the middle of nowhere in the desert by the driver that is following a defective compass. They run out of gas and they reach a ghost village inhabited by a single man, Kanana. One passenger that has experience with desert gives five advices to the others to survive in the spot, among them to keep the spirit high, while he travels through the desert seeking for help. One intellectual in the stranded group suggests the performance of King Lear to keep the morale of the survivors. Along the days, while hope decreases, the tension increases among the survivors. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Taglines As the sand shifts...madness nears. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Dogme # 4 - The King Is Alive (Denmark)
  • El rey está vivo (Spain)
  • Regele traieste (Romania)
  • O Rei Está Vivo (Brazil)
  • Dogme 4
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  • 110 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia This is the fourth film to be made according to the Dogme 95 rules. The Dogme 95 was founded by Lars von Trier, Thomas Vinterberg, Søren Kragh-Jacobsen and Kristian Levring. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in A Knight's Tale/Angel Eyes/About Adam/The King Is Alive/Bread and Roses (2001). See more »
Soundtracks Sly Diva See more »
Crazy Credits In Memoriam Brion James See more »

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