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King of the Belgians Belgium, Netherlands, Bulgaria 2016 | 94 min | OV with english st | Colour | FF 2016

Peter Brosens

Peter Brosens (1962) started out makingdocumentaries and became well-known for his Mongolian trilogy. Jessica Woodworth (1971) also has abackground in ethnographic film. King ofthe Belgians is their fourth production together. Their last film The Fifth Season won the Arca Cinema Giovani Award at Venice in 2012 and was shown at Filmfest Hamburg. 

Jessica Woodworth

Jessica Woodworth (*1971) also has abackground in ethnographic film. King ofthe Belgians is their fourth production together. Their last film The Fifth Season won the Arca CinemaGiovani Award at Venice in 2012 and was shown at Filmfest Hamburg. 

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King Nicolas III of Belgium (Peter van den Begin) is pale and uncharismatic and on a state visit to Istanbul when the Walloon part of his country declares independence. The monarch has to return home immediately to save his kingdom. But the eruption of a volcano in Iceland paralyzes all air traffic and communications. No plane, no phone. With the help of a British film-maker and a Bulgarian folk dance group, Nicolas III tries to get home incognito via the land route. An odyssey through the Balkans begins in which the king not only discovers the real world, but also himself. King of the Belgians is an absurd road trip about a sleeping crowned head who awakens and a clever parable about unity and the collapse of Europe.
Orig. Title: King of the Belgians
Filmtype: Fiction Feature
Original language: Bulgarian, Dutch, English, French
Section: Kaleidoscope
Tags:
Director: Peter Brosens, Jessica Woodworth
Screenplay: Peter Brosens, Jessica Woodworth
Cast: Peter van den Begin, Lucie Debay, Titus de Voogdt, Bruno Georis, Pieter van der Houwen, Nina Nikolina
Producer: Peter Brosens, Jessica Woodworth
Sprachfassung: OV with english st
Music:
Camera: Ton Peters
Set Designer: Sabina Christova
Cutter: David Verdurme
Redaktion:
Format: dcp
Printsource: Claire Battistoni, Be for films: festival@beforfilms.com
German Distributor:
World Sales: Be For Films
Production: Bo Films
contact: Pamela Leu, Be for films: pamela@beforfilms.com