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The Barefoot Emperor (2019)

How the last King of the Belgians becomes the first Emperor of Europe.
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Credited cast:
Peter Van den Begin ... King Nicolas
Lucie Debay ... Louise Vancraeyenest
Udo Kier ... Dr. Otto Kroll
Geraldine Chaplin ... Lady Liz / Dr. Ilse von Stroheim / Mama Wakolux
Bruno Georis Bruno Georis ... Ludovic Moreau
Titus De Voogdt ... Carlos De Vos
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Maya Storm Brosens Maya Storm Brosens ... Imperial Ring Girl
Sinisa Labrovic Sinisa Labrovic ... Dino
Darko Stazic Darko Stazic ... Mr. Richard Burton
Pieter van der Houwen Pieter van der Houwen ... Duncan Lloyd


HOW THE LAST KING OF THE BELGIANS BECOMES THE FIRST EMPEROR OF EUROPE. On his way home from a state visit to Istanbul, the KING OF THE BELGIANS suffers a gunshot wound to the ear during an unfortunate incident in Sarajevo. A few days later, he wakes up in a sanatorium on a Croatian island, once Tito's renowned summer residence. His entourage tries in vain to protect him from the news that the recent implosion of their kingdom sparked the collapse of the European Union. The fragile King wants to return home at once to save his broken kingdom. But instead, he is condemned to a strict regime of rest and rehabilitation by the authoritarian sanatorium director, Dr. Otto Kroll. A delegation arrives from Vienna headed by the distinguished Dr. Ilse von Stroheim, one of the architects of a nationalist Nova Europa. She announces the thunderous news that the last King of the Belgians shall become the first Emperor of this new Europe. The King is fed up with others determining his destiny, so he ...

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How the last King of the Belgians becomes the first Emperor of Europe.


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Sequel to the 2016 hit film KING OF THE BELGIANS. See more »


When he first wakes in the sanatorium after supposedly three days of sleep, the king is, in clear close-up, cleanly shaven. See more »


Follows King of the Belgians (2016) See more »

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4 March 2020 (Belgium) See more »

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Bosy imperator See more »

Filming Locations:

Brijuni National Park, Croatia


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