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KING

By Niles JAMIL ATALLAH

LES CINEMAS DU MONDE - LA FABRIQUE CINEMA DE L’INSTITUT FRANÇAIS - as PROMO

Drama - Development 2011

"King" is a film that recounts a fragmented and delusional chronology loosely based on the historical figure Orllie-Antoine de Tounens, a French lawyer who crossed into southern Chile in the 1860s and claims to have been elected “King of Araucania and Patagonia” by the indigenous population.

    • Year of production
    • 2011
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • CHILE
    • Languages
    • SPANISH
    • Director(s)
    • Niles JAMIL ATALLAH
    • Synopsis
    • "King" is a film that recounts a fragmented and delusional chronology loosely based on the historical figure Orllie-Antoine de Tounens, a French lawyer who crossed into southern Chile in the 1860s and claims to have been elected “King of Araucania and Patagonia” by the indigenous population of that region. The film draws a parallel with Orllie-Antoine’s romantic vision of exploring the wild territory of Patagonia and the exoticism in filmic representations of “far off lands” and “savages” in the documentaries and Westerns of early cinema.
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