Jonathan Pryce, Fiona Shaw, Agyness Deyn, Greta Scacchi, Ross Partridge
and Newcomer Lorenzo Allchurch Star in This Acclaimed Film Arriving
on DVD & Digital from Omnibus Entertainment
THE WHITE KING (Exclusive Clip)
Combining elements of George Orwell's 1984 with J. G. Ballard's Empire of the Sun, and featuring themes similarly explored in the current hit series "A Handmaid's Tale" and "The Man in the High Castle," THE WHITE KING, the debut feature film from co-directors Alex Helfrecht and Jörg Tittel, is a sci-fi drama set in a dystopian future. Based on the internationally acclaimed, award winning novel by György Dragomán, the stark genre film called "eerily prescient given the current state of political affairs" (WOW247) stars Jonathan Pryce ("Game of Thrones"), Agyness Deyn (Sunset Song), Greta Scacchi ("War & Peace"), Ólafur Darri Ólafsson (The BFG), Fiona Shaw (Harry Potter series), Ross Partridge ("Stranger Things") and newcomer Lorenzo Allchurch.
Djata (Allchurch) is a care-free twelve-year-old growing up in "The Homeland," a totalitarian state shut off from the outside world. Filled with Big Brother-like surveillance cameras and propaganda posters, the agrarian community at first seems peaceful and orderly, kept safe by an enormous statue dominating the landscape. But when Djata's father, Peter (Partridge) is whisked away to a deadly work camp, the young boy and his mother, Hannah (Deyn) are labeled traitors and forced to navigate a world of propaganda, abuse and secret police. Before his father was taken away, however, he passed a secret to Djata that could change everything.
"Allchurch makes an impressive debut" in this "unpredictable, disturbing dystopian drama" that is "no cozy YA tale of rebellion. This is Orwell as seen through the eyes of a child."
THE WHITE KING Official Trailer
Agyness Deyn (The Titan, Sunset Song, Clash of the Titans)
Jonathan Pryce ("Game of Thrones," "Wolf Hall," Brazil)
Fiona Shaw (Harry Potter series, "True Blood")
Greta Scacchi ("Versailles," "War & Peace," The Player)
Ólafur Darri Ólafsson (The BFG, The Deep, "Emerald City")
Ross Partridge ("Stranger Things," Lamb)
Clare-Hope Ashitey (Children of Men, "Master of None")
Olivia Williams/Voice Only (Victoria & Abdul, Maps to the Stars)
Introducing Lorenzo Allchurch
Behind the Scenes Featurette
Cast & Directors Interviews
Type: DVD Running Time: 89 mins. + extras Rating: Not Rated Genre: Sci-fi Drama Aspect Ratio: Widescreen 2.35:1 Audio: Dolby 5.1
About Omnibus Entertainment/Film Movement
Omnibus Entertainment is the genre imprint for Film Movement, a North American distributor of award-winning independent and foreign films based in New York City and celebrating its 15th year. Film Movement has released more than 250 feature films and shorts culled from prestigious film festivals worldwide, and last year it had its first Academy Award-nominated film, Naji Abu Nowar's THEEB. Film Movement's theatrical distribution strategy has evolved to include promising American independent films, documentaries, and an even stronger slate of foreign art house titles. Its catalog includes titles by directors such as Hirokazu Kore-eda, Maren Ade, Jessica Hausner, Andrei Konchalovsky, Andrzej Wajda, Diane Kurys, Ciro Guerra and Melanie Laurent. In 2015, Film Movement launched its reissue label Film Movement Classics, featuring new restorations released theatrically as well as on Blu-ray and DVD, including films by such noted directors as Eric Rohmer, Peter Greenaway, Bille August, Marleen Gorris, Takeshi Kitano, Arturo Ripstein, and Ettore Scola. For more information, please visit www.filmmovement.com.
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