Message from the King

Cine 1 - 07/04/2017 20:30

Jakob King lands in Los Angeles from Cape Town with only the clothes on his body, a South African passport in his pants and 600 $ in his wallet. Customs give him the third degree, but the self-assured King is not easily intimidated. Once out of the airport, he checks in at the grungiest hotel in town. King has crossed the ocean in search of his sister Bianca, of whom he hasn’t heard in a while. His quest brings him into contact with a cross section of the inhabitants of the city of angels: corrupt cops, failed actors, super-rich movie moguls, greedy politicians, hookers and gangsters… Some of them will survive their encounter with King, others will not, as he’s prepared to do anything to find Bianca.

How do you deal with sorrow, guilt and loss in a world full of hurt souls? British screenwriters Oliver Butcher and Stephen Cornwell wanted us to show Los Angeles through the eyes of an outsider. And our very own Fabrice Du Welz (Calvaire, Vinyan, Alléluia) was the perfect man to visualize their story. The trio drew inspiration from 70ties neo-noir thrillers such as Get Carter, Point Blank and Clint Eastwood’s Dirty Harry franchise, Sergio Leone’s spaghetti westerns and the violent epics from “Bloody” Sam Peckinpah (and especially The Wild Bunch). Starring Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther from the Marvel blockbusters), Teresa Palmer (Warm Bodies), Luke Evans (Dracula Untold) and Alfred Molina (Raiders of the Lost Ark).

Genre(s) thriller
Premiere Belgian Premiere
Country Belgium, France, UK, USA
Audience CNA
Audio English
Subtitles Dutch, French
Director Fabrice Du Welz
Cast Alfred Molina, Chadwick Boseman, Luke Evans, Natalie Martinez, Teresa Palmer, Tom Felton
Distributor Backup Media Group, E1, Entre chien et loup, The Jokers
Year 2016
Running time 102'



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