Anna And The King

Oscar Nominee

Genre:  Romance
Running Time:  140 min.
Release Date: December 17, 1999

Current rating: Rating: 4.51
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Cast: Chow Yun-Fat, Jodie Foster, Bai Ling, Randall Duk Kim

Synopsis

Widow Anna Leonowens (Jodie Foster) travels to the royal palace of Siam (Thailand) in the 1860's to work as a governess for the King of Siam's son. Upon arrival, she discovers that the son is actually approximately 58 offspring from his concubines and wives.

As their relationship grows into a deep friendship, one of the kings' concubines is caught with a lover and is condemned to death for her actions.

Anna is repulsed by the slave-owning and lack of human respect and sets out to teach the ruler a few rules of her own, like that of compassion.

Director: Andy Tennant
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Producer(s): Lawrence Bender, Terence Chang
Screenplay: Peter Krikes, Steve Meerson
Official Site: www.annaandtheking.com/

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