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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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Credited cast:
Olivia Williams ... Sophia (voice)
Fiona Shaw ... Kathrin Fitz
Jonathan Pryce ... Colonel Fitz
Greta Scacchi ... General Meade
Ólafur Darri Ólafsson ... Pickaxe
Agyness Deyn ... Hannah
Clare-Hope Ashitey ... Gaby
Ross Partridge ... Peter
Derek de Lint ... Silver Hair
Jeffrey Postlethwaite ... Romulus Frunza
Matthew Postlethwaite ... Remus Frunza
Björn Freiberg ... Security Guard
Lorenzo Allchurch ... Djata
Declan Hannigan ... Young Soldier
Louis Suc ... Bruno
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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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English

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5 December 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A fehér király See more »

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£2,000,000 (estimated)
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Oiffy, Proton Cinema See more »
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Olivia Williams has lent her voice to Sophia, one of the world's most advanced humanoid robots created by Hong Kong based Hanson Robotics, a company founded by Dr. David Hanson, who previous worked as a sculptor and technical consultant at Disney Imagineering. See more »

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Standing up for yourself without the gimmicks
19 June 2016 | by wsarah-99159See all my reviews

I saw this at the opening at EIFF For once a movie that shows us an adolescent understanding how propaganda can blind you, and standing up for himself in a believable real life scenario. No sci-fi gimmicks or ninjas here- which is a reason why it may not appeal to some people. But this is real life, and if you are 12, these are the means you have at your disposal. How propaganda and politician's lies can deceive us is very topical at the moment - in national and international politics. The narrative is at times disjointed and I was not sure if it reflected the episodic nature of the original novel or the disorientation of the child (an excellent Lorenzo Allchurch) facing the realisation his world is different from what he believes A particularly believable performance by Jonathan Pryce as the grandfather torn between duty and love.


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