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A Hologram for the King DVD 2016 Ein hologram für den König / Directed by Tom Tykwer / Starring tom Hanks, Alexander Black, Sarita Choudhury, Sidse Babett Knudsen / X edition

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A Hologram for the King DVD 2016 Ein hologram für den König / Directed by Tom Tykwer / Starring tom Hanks, Alexander Black, Sarita Choudhury, Sidse Babett Knudsen / X edition

UPC 5051890302588

MADE IN GERMANY

REGION 2 PAL DVD

AUDIO: English 5.1, German 5.1

SUBTITLES: German

Total Runtime: 95 minutes

 

English Summary:

A Hologram for the King is a 2016 comedy-drama film directed, written and co-scored by Tom Tykwer, based on the 2012 novel of the same name written by Dave Eggers, and starring Tom Hanks as a washed-up corporate salesman, who goes to Saudi Arabia to propose a business deal.

Alan Clay (Tom Hanks) is a salesman for American tech company Relyand, who is sent to sell a holographic teleconferencing system to the Saudi government by overseeing a presentation for the king. The only reason he was offered the job in Saudi Arabia was that he had once met a nephew of the king. Alan is haunted by his former job at bicycle manufacturer Schwinn where he was responsible for outsourcing production to China which led to several hundred people losing their jobs and, in the long run, the financial ruin of the company. He is also depressed because of a messy and costly divorce which leaves him destitute and unable to financially support his daughter Kit (Tracey Fairaway).

Oversleeping on the first day due to jet lag, he misses the shuttle bus to the King's Metropolis of Economy and Trade (a fictionalized version of King Abdullah Economic City), where the sales presentation is to take place. He instead rents a car with a driver. The driver, Yousef (Alexander Black), tells him that he is in contact with a woman and her wealthy husband is jealous, leading Yousef to fear for his life.

After arriving at the development, Alan is informed that neither the king nor his direct contact, Karim Al-Ahmed (Khalid Laith), are there. He furthermore sees that his team is placed in a tent outside the office building where there is no working internet connection and food.

 

German Summary:

Ein Hologramm für den König (Originaltitel: A Hologram for the King) ist ein deutsch-US-amerikanischer Film des Regisseurs Tom Tykwer aus dem Jahr 2016. Vorlage für den Film ist der gleichnamige Roman von Dave Eggers.

Der 54-jährige Vertriebsmanager Alan Clay aus Boston soll in Saudi-Arabien dem König Abdullah ein holografisches Telefonkonferenzsystem verkaufen. Er steht von allen Seiten unter Druck: Alan will das College für seine Tochter finanzieren, sein Chef setzt – vergebliche – Hoffnungen auf die von Alan offensichtlich zu optimistisch dargestellten Beziehungen zu einem Neffen des Königs, der Auftrag in der Wüste in der zu bauenden Kings Metropolis of Economy and Trade stellt wahrscheinlich seine letzte Chance im gehobenen Management dar. Seine Perspektiven haben sich nach der Finanzkrise und nach seinen persönlichen Krisen mit gescheiterter Ehe, weit unter Wert verkauftem Haus und fragwürdigen Outsourcing-Geschäften als Manager beim Fahrradhersteller Schwinn dramatisch reduziert. Zusätzlich zu diesen Problemen wird er vom Jetlag, einer Zyste am Rücken und Alkoholmissbrauch geplagt.

 

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Directed by Tom Tykwer
Produced by
Screenplay by Tom Tykwer
Based on A Hologram for the King
by Dave Eggers
Starring
Music by
Cinematography Frank Griebe
Edited by Alexander Berner
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Running time
95 minutes
Country
  • France
  • Germany
  • Cayman Islands
  • Mexico
  • United States
Language English

 

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