Anna and the King Movie Review 1999

Information and Film Reviews for Anna and the King the Movie

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Based on the story of English widow and schoolteacher Anna Leonowens (Foster) who, in 1862, is hired by the King Mongkut of Siam (Yun-Fat) to introduce his 58 children to the ideas of the West. The film looks stunning (it was filmed in Malaysia) and Yun-Fat is regal and charismatic but Foster is too stiff upper-lipped and remote and there's respect rather than any hint of romance. Previously filmed as 1946's "Anna and the King of Siam" and the 1956 musical "The King and I."

Distribution

Fox Home Entertainment, PO Box 900, Beverly Hills, CA 90213, Phone: (310)369-3900, Toll-free: 888-223-4FOX, Fax: (310)369-5811, URL: http://www.foxmovies.com/index1.html, Remarks: Also known as Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 147 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Adapted from Memoirs or Diaries, Dedicated Teachers, Royalty, Asia, Period Piece: 19th Century
Screenplay
Steve Meerson, Peter Krikes
Cast
Jodie Foster, Chow Yun-Fat, Bai Ling, Tom Felton, Syed Alwi
Cinematography
Caleb Deschanel
Director
Andy Tennant
Music
George Fenton
Producer
Lawrence Bender, Fox 2000 Pictures, 20th Century-Fox

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