The King Is Alive

2000, Movie, R, 118 mins

The King Is Alive
Straitjacketed by both a heavy literary conceit and the stringent rules of Dogme 95 filmmaking, it's a wonder this dark psychological thriller can breathe at all. That it's gripping is a tribute to both its ensemble cast and its uncredited director, Kristian Levring. As the sun rises across a blazingly hot desert, a busload of travellers awake to discover their driver (Vusi Kunene) has been following a broken compass and they're hopelessly lost. The bus makes it to a small cluster of abandoned, sand-filled buildings — remnants of a long-gone mining company — before running out of gas. One intrepid passenger (Miles Anderson) marches off into the blistering h...
Released: 2000 Rated: R Length: 118 mins

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