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Anna and the King, 1999

Anna and the King
Directed by: Andy Tennant
Written by: Steve Meerson
Language:  English, Thai, French
Country:  USA
Runtime:  148 min
MPAA Rating:  PG-13
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Anna and the King can be described as stylized, captivating, and clever. The plot revolves around a nanny, a royal family, and interracial relations. The main genres are drama, romance, and period. In terms of style, Anna and the King is epic, has a Hollywood tone, and involves twists and turns. In approach, it is serious and realistic. It is set, at least in part, at a royal court and in a palace, castle, or temple. Anna and the King is located in Thailand. It takes place in the 19th century. The soundtrack is orchestral. Anna and the King is originally a true story and based on a book. Note that it involves mild violent content and violent content.

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Chow Yun-Fat as King Mongkut of Siam, flanked by royal bodyguards, in Anna and the King (1999)
Anna and the King (1999)
Anna and the King (1999)
The King leads his children, wives, concubines and servants in prayer in Anna and the King (1999)
The King's procession includes hundreds of extras and 19 elephants in Anna and the King (1999)
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Based on the diary writings of English widow Anna Leonowens, who journeyed to Siam in 1862 to tutor... more

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Language: English, Thai, French
Country: USA
Release date: 24 February 2000
Runtime: 148 min

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Jodie Foster Jodie Foster As Anna Leonowens
Yun-Fat Chow Yun-Fat Chow As King Mongkut
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This is a smart and splendidly decorated rethinking of Anna Leonowens's famous chronicle
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It is Foster who presents the biggest single problem, delivering a monochromatic performance that finds her character not much more than flinty and strained.
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a royal love story between a beaytiful teacher (Jodie Foster) and the great King of Siam. the background is amazing and full with colors. the film is atmospheric and I enjoyed watching it.
16.October.2008 |  by: rose
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