Ein Hologramm für den König

USA Deutschland Frankreich Mexiko 2014-2016 Spielfilm

Summary

A Hologram for the King

As a result of the banking crisis, the company of Alan Clay, an American man in his fifties, is about to go bankrupt. As a last resort, the old-fashioned businessman accepts the offer of an aspiring IT company, to go on a job to Saudi Arabia. There, in the middle of the desert, a business metropolis named 'King Abdullah Economic City' is about to be built. Clay's mission is to use this opportunity to present an innovative holographic communication technology to the king. But once Clay arrives, it becomes uncertain whether the king will receive him at all. This uncertainty, as well as the enormous heat and the dusty climate, is tugging at Clay's nerves. In addition, the shoddy building site of the pompously announced retort city does not look very promising. During the days of waiting, Clay befriends his personal driver. Through him he gets to know the Arab country in unexpected, equally fascinating and confusing ways.

 

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Credits

All Credits

Director

Script supervisor

Screenplay

Director of photography

Production design

Make-up artist

Costume design

Sound design

Sound

Audio mixing

Co-Producer

Line producer

Unit production manager

Original distributor

Shoot

    • März 2014 - 05.06.2014: Marokko, Westsahara, Berlin, Brandenbug, Dschidda, Saudi Arabien
Duration:
98 min
Format:
DCP, 1:2,39
Video/Audio:
Farbe + s/w, Dolby
Censorship/Age rating:

FSK-Prüfung (DE): 11.03.2016, 158467, ab 6 Jahre / feiertagsfrei

Screening:

Uraufführung (US): 20.04.2016, New York, Tribeca Film Festival;
Kinostart (DE): 28.04.2016

Titles

  • Originaltitel (DE) Ein Hologramm für den König
  • Weiterer Titel (US) A Hologram for the King

Versions

Original

Duration:
98 min
Format:
DCP, 1:2,39
Video/Audio:
Farbe + s/w, Dolby
Censorship/Age rating:

FSK-Prüfung (DE): 11.03.2016, 158467, ab 6 Jahre / feiertagsfrei

Screening:

Uraufführung (US): 20.04.2016, New York, Tribeca Film Festival;
Kinostart (DE): 28.04.2016

Awards

Deutscher Filmpreis 2016
  • Lola, Beste Tongestaltung
  • Lola, Bester Schnitt