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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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10 nominations. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Olivia Williams ... Sophia (voice)
Fiona Shaw ... Kathrin Fitz
Jonathan Pryce ... Colonel Fitz
Greta Scacchi ... General Meade
Ólafur Darri Ólafsson ... Pickaxe
Clare-Hope Ashitey ... Gaby
Agyness Deyn ... Hannah
Ross Partridge ... Peter
Derek de Lint ... Silver Hair
Matthew Postlethwaite ... Remus Frunza
Declan Hannigan ... Young Soldier
Björn Freiberg ... Security Guard
Jeffrey Postlethwaite Jeffrey Postlethwaite ... Romulus Frunza
Ton Kas ... Iron Fist
Ilona Kassai Ilona Kassai ... Mrs. Setterman
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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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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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30 January 2017 | by publicity-50See all my reviews

This was a visually a stunning film about a charmed Dystopian world filmed on location I think in Hungary. Uncomfortable to watch through the innocent boys' eyes as he realizes all is not as it seems..... Very good acting from young newcomer and all the cast - some terrifying twins like something out of Mad Max. Jonathan Pryce always hits this characters spot on. Agyness Deyn very natural. Strangely topical in our current climate in 2017... Who really knows what is what and of course, a child sees things differently. Never read the book, which clearly has undertones of 1984 and other classics.A great first film from a new producing/writing/directing team.


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English

Release Date:

5 December 2017 (USA) See more »

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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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