EN - After suffering a gunshot wound to the ear during an unfortunate incident in Sarajevo, the King of the Belgians wakes up on a Croatian island, once Tito’s famed summer residence. While he tries to escape from the island to save his Kingdom, an envoy arrives announcing that the King has been chosen to become the first Emperor of a nationalist Nova Europa. Fed up by others determining his destiny, the King takes matters into his own hands. Events spiral towards a finale that involves an anthem gone haywire, a llama wearing antlers, seven singing Sikhs and an escape in a yellow submarine.

NL - Hoe de laatste Koning der Belgen de eerste Keizer van Europa wordt.

FR - Comment de dernier Roi des Belges devint le premier Empereur des Européens.

Info

Title The Barefoot Emperor
Original title The Barefoot Emperor
Original language English, Dutch, French, German
Status In pre-production
Production Majority Flemish
Category Features
Genre Dramatic comedy
Year 2019

Credits

Cast Peter Van den Begin, Lucie Debay, Géraldine Chaplin, Udo Kier, Titus De Voogdt, Bruno Georis, Pieter van der Houwen
Photography Ton Peters
Editing David Verdurme
Sound Pepijn Aben
Art director Sabina Christova
Costume Morana Starčević
Makeup Petya Simeonova
Music Alen Sinkauz
Sound designer Charo Calvo

Technical specs

Running time film 90'
Release format DCP
Colour Colour
Available in 2D

Partners

Supported by Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), French Community of Belgium, Dutch Film Fund (NFF), Croatian Audiovisual Center (HAVC), Bulgarian National Film Center (BNFC), Eurimages
Production partners Wajnbrosse Productions (BE), Topkapi Films (NL), Propeler Film (HR), Art Fest (BG)
Tax shelter partners LumInvest

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Last edited on 14 August 2018

Short info

Director Jessica Woodworth, Peter Brosens
Producers Jessica Woodworth, Peter Brosens
Writers Jessica Woodworth, Peter Brosens
Contact

Bo Films
Peter Brosens & Jessica Woodworth
Ooilamstraat 8
9000 Ghent
Belgium
peter@bofilms.be
jessica@bofilms.be

Sales

Be For Films
Pamela Leu
Villalaan 28 box A
1060 Brussels
Belgium
pamela@beforfilms.com
beforfilms.com

Website www.thebarefootemperor.com
Preferential partners