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Director: Peter Brosens, Jessica Woodworth     
Country: Belgium / Netherlands / Bulgaria
Year: 2016
Runtime: 94 minutes

KING OF THE BELGIANS is a classic mockumentary and road movie in which a stranded King gets lost in the Balkans and awakens to the real world during an unplanned journey of self-discovery. King Nicolas III is a lonely soul who has the distinct feeling he’s been living the wrong life. He embarks on a state visit to Istanbul with a British filmmaker, Duncan Lloyd, who has been commissioned by the palace to shoot a documentary intended to polish the monarch’s rather dull image. The news breaks that Wallonia, Belgium’s southern half, has declared its independence. The King, bursting with purpose, must return home at once to save his kingdom. And for once, he declares, he will write his own damn speech. As they rally to depart, a solar storm strikes the earth causing communications to collapse and airspace to shut down. No phones. No planes. To make matters worse, Turkish security coldly dismisses the King’s suggestion they return home by road. But the King has no intention of waiting out this storm. Lloyd, sniffing an opportunity of historical proportions, hatches a dubious escape plan that involves flowery dresses and singing Bulgarians. Thus begins their undercover odyssey across the Balkans, a journey that’s loaded with wrong turns, startling encounters and moments of fleeting joy.

Principal Cast: Peter Van den Begin, Bruno Georis, Lucie Debay, Titus De Voogdt, Pieter van der Houwen, Goran Radakovic, Nina Nikolina, Valentin Ganev, Nathalie Laroche

Writer: Peter Brosens, Jessica Woodworth
Producer: Peter Brosens, Jessica Woodworth
Cinematographer: Ton Peters
Editor: David Verdurme

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