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Release Date: May 11th, 2001

DVD Release Date: November 19th, 2002

R|1 hr 48 min

Plot Summary
Stranded in the heat of a barren African desert, eleven bus-passengers shelter in the remnants of an abandoned town. As rescue grows more remote by the day and anxiety deepens, an idea emerges: why not stage a play. However the choice of King Lear only manages to plunge this disparate group of travelers into turmoil as they struggle to overcome both nature's wrath and their own morality.

Cast: Miles Anderson, Romane Bohringer, David Bradley, David Calder, Bruce Davison, Brion James, Peter Kubheka, Vusi Kunene

Director: Kristian Levring

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Good Machine, Newmarket Capital Group, Nordic Film & TV Fund

Distributors: IFC Films

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