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The White King (2016)

Not Rated | | Drama, Sci-Fi | 5 December 2017 (USA)
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Djata is a care-free 12-year-old growing up in a brutal dictatorship shut off from the outside world. When the government imprisons his father, Peter, and Djata and his mother Hannah are ... See full summary »

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György Dragomán (novel), Alex Helfrecht (adaptation) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Greta Scacchi ... General Meade
Olivia Williams ... Sophia (voice)
Ólafur Darri Ólafsson ... Pickaxe
Fiona Shaw ... Kathrin Fitz
Jonathan Pryce ... Colonel Fitz
Agyness Deyn ... Hannah
Ross Partridge ... Peter
Clare-Hope Ashitey ... Gaby
Matthew Postlethwaite ... Remus Frunza
Derek de Lint ... Silver Hair
Björn Freiberg ... Security Guard
Jeffrey Postlethwaite Jeffrey Postlethwaite ... Romulus Frunza
Vilmos Heim ... Frunza Boy
Declan Hannigan ... Young Soldier
Ton Kas ... Iron Fist
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Djata is a care-free 12-year-old growing up in a brutal dictatorship shut off from the outside world. When the government imprisons his father, Peter, and Djata and his mother Hannah are labeled traitors, the boy will not rest until he sees his father again. Written by Oiffy

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dystopia | boy | army camp | twins | f rated | See All (6) »

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Drama | Sci-Fi

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UK | Germany | Sweden | Hungary

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English

Release Date:

5 December 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A fehér király See more »

Filming Locations:

Hungary

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Budget:

GBP2,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$14,074
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Oiffy, Proton Cinema See more »
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The film is based on György Dragomán's multiple award winning novel, but the story has been transposed to fictitious near-future dictatorship. Dragomán said this about the film: "In my original novel I wanted to show freedom in a society where freedom should not exist. In their movie Alex and Jörg were brave enough to take my communist childhood tale and adapt it into a modern story, showing us that the threat to freedom is as eternal as our fight for it." See more »

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Cookie cutter dystopian small story
4 November 2018 | by movieswithgregSee all my reviews

This is a low budget, low-action, dystopian recycled story, apparently filmed in or near Hungary, with good british acting. I don't recommend it, even to dystopia fans. It's STAND BY ME meets 1984 / HANDMAID'S TALE et al. There's little there, there.


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