The White King

The White King
The White King

Year

2016

Duration

88 minutes

Genres

Drama, Science Fiction and Fantasy

Language

English

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Synopsis

Djata is a 12 year-old boy growing up in a dictatorship without access to the outside world, known as Homeland. Following a family picnic his father is taken away by two government agents, although his mother attempts to persuade him that it is simply a work assignment. Meanwhile, Djata spends time with his authoritarian grandparents and fending off bullying at his school (which resembles a military academy), before trying to find out what really happened to his father. Adapted from a popular Hungarian young adult novel, the film powerfully evokes the feeling of living under oppressive political regimes, raising intriguing questions around surveillance and totalitarianism.

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Moderate threat, violence, infrequent strong language.

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