King of the Belgians

A satirical comedy roadmovie about a ruler who embarks on an unexpectedly adventurous journey across the Balkans in an attempt to save his country from disintegration.

King of the Belgians
Belgium 2016
  • Czech
94 min.

The King of the Belgians is on a state visit in Istanbul when his country falls apart. He must return home at once to save his kingdom. But a solar storm causes airspace and communications to shut down. No planes. No phones. With the help of a British filmmaker and a troupe of Bulgarian folk singers, the King and his entourage manage to escape over the border. Incognito. Thus begins an odyssey across the Balkans during which the King discovers the real world – and himself.

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Director: Peter Brosens, Jessica Woodworth
Screenplay: Peter Brosens, Jessica Woodworth
Cinematography: Ton Peters
Editing: David Verdurme
Production Design: Sabina Christova
Producer: Peter Brosens, Jessica Woodworth
Cast: Peter Van den Begin, Lucie Debay, Titus De Voogdt, Bruno Georis, Valentin Ganev, Nathalie Laroche, Nina Nikolina