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Drama, Comedy, Political Satire

The Barefoot Emperor

Paljasjalgne keiser
The Barefoot Emperor
Director: Jessica Woodworth, Peter Brosens
Country: Belgium, Netherlands, Croatia, Bulgaria
Year: 2019
Film duration: 01:39
Language: German, English, French, Dutch
Producer: Jessica Woodworth, Peter Brosens
Screenwriter: Jessica Woodworth, Peter Brosens
DoP: Ton Peters
Editor: David Verdurme
Cast: Peter Van den Begin, Lucie Debay, Udo Kier, Geraldine Chaplin, Bruno Georis
Production: Bo Films, Topkapi Films, Propeler Film, Wajnbrosse Productions, Art Fest

Synopsis

Nicolas III, King of the Belgians, suffers a gunshot wound to the ear during an unfortunate incident in Sarajevo. He wakes up in a sanatorium on a Croatian island that once was Tito’s renowned summer residence. The King’s entourage tries in vain to protect him from the news that the recent implosion of their kingdom has sparked the collapse of the European Union.

The fragile King demands to return home at once, but instead he is condemned to a strict regime of rest and rehabilitation by the authoritarian sanatorium director. A delegation from Vienna arrives headed by the distinguished Dr. Ilse von Stroheim, architect of a nationalist Nova Europa. She bears the thunderous news that the last King of the Belgians will become the first Emperor of Europe.

A political satire, an unconventional sequel to “King of the Belgians” (2016) by the same filmmakers.

Director

Jessica Woodworth, Peter Brosens Jessica Woodworth (1971), Peter Brosens (1962)
Director's filmography: Valik/Selected:Khadak (PÖFF 2006), Altiplano (PÖFF 2009), La cinquième saison (Viies aastaaeg, PÖFF 2012), King of the Belgians (Belglaste kuningas, PÖFF 2016)
  • Jessica Woodworth, Peter Brosens

    Sun, November 17, 2019


    18:15


    Apollo Kino Solaris, Saal 2 Tallink, Tallinn

    Screening code: 031003
    Subtitles: English, Estonian, Russian
    Screening duration: 01:39
    Language: German, English, French, Dutch

    Wed, November 20, 2019


    20:30


    Kino Sõprus, Tallinn

    Screening code: 060905
    Subtitles: English, Estonian, Russian
    Screening duration: 01:39
    Language: German, English, French, Dutch

    Sat, November 23, 2019


    18:30


    Apollo Kino Solaris, Saal 2 Tallink, Tallinn

    Screening code: 091003
    Subtitles: English, Estonian, Russian
    Screening duration: 01:39
    Language: German, English, French, Dutch

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