Anna and the King Poster

Release Date: December 17th, 1999

DVD Release Date: October 31st, 2000

PG-13|2 hr 27 min

Plot Summary
Anna (Jodie Foster) has been employed to educate the king's (Chow Yun-Fat) 58 children. She knows very little of King Mongkut, apart from the fact that his people revere him as a god. She brings with her an East vs. West prejudice against the king, considering him to be uncivilized. She soon realizes that her views are more than matched by the rulers own preconceptions about the West and particularly this impertinent English woman.

Cast: Jodie Foster, Chow Yun-Fat, Bai Ling, Tom Felton, Syed Alwi, Randall Duk Kim, Lim Kay Siu, Melissa Campbell

Director: Andy Tennant

Genres: Historical drama

Production Co: Fox 2000 Pictures

Distributors: 20th Century Fox

Keywords: Forbidden love, Daughter, Son, Transformation, Melodramatic, Passionate, Temptation, Family

Ratings & Reviews

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  • In the end you feel like you've been taken on a pleasing, professionally run tourist trip that let you enjoy the sights without ever really inhabiting the land. show more

  • Despite good performances and moments of spectacle, it seems to go on longer than the Cultural Revolution.

  • Yun-Fat is magnetic and majestic, and the story, no matter that it is not entirely true, continues to fascinate.

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Nominated Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Nominated Best Original Song - Motion Picture
Nominated Costume Design
Nominated Art Direction