節目介紹 Introduction

國王外出中(比利時/荷蘭/保加利亞/2016/喜劇/劇情)

KING OF THE BELGIANS (BELGIUM/NETHERLANDS/BULGARIA/2016/COMEDY/DRAMA)

(ROYAL ROAD MOVIE)

KING OF THE BELGIANS

 

語言:英語、法語、比利時荷蘭語、保加利亞語

Language: English, French, Flemish, Bulgarian


劇介

比利時國王前往伊斯坦堡參訪,國內政局卻發生動盪,他必須立即返國以拯救他的王國,但是太陽風暴導致空域和通信關閉,航班全都取消,也無法使用電話。在一位英國電影導演和保加利亞民謠樂團的幫助下,國王和隨從隱瞞身分,設法越過邊境。一趟穿越巴爾幹半島的冒險之旅就此展開,在這期間,國王將目睹真實世界,以及他的真實自我。

 

劇介

比利時國王尼古拉三世帶著隨行人員至伊斯坦堡參訪,英國導演Duncan Lloyd受皇宮委託拍攝紀錄片,旨在提升國王的形象。這時,瓦隆(比利時南半部)宣布獨立,王國面臨分崩離析的危機,國王必須立刻返國。然而宇宙另有安排,太陽風暴導致空域和通信關閉,國王踏上穿越巴爾幹半島的返國之旅⋯⋯

 

編劇/導演/製片:潔西卡伍德沃斯,彼得布洛森

製作公司:Bo Films, Entre Chien et Loup, Topkapi Films

演員:彼得馮丹貝根,彼得范德豪文,露西德貝,泰特斯德沃格特,布魯諾喬里斯,妮娜尼科麗娜

 

獎項:

彼得布洛森及潔西卡伍德沃斯

  • 2016年安塔利亞金橙電影節最佳影片入圍
  • 2016年安塔利亞金橙電影節國際長片競賽類最佳影片入圍
  • 2018年阿凡卡電影節最佳長片
  • 2018年阿凡卡電影節堂吉訶德獎
  • 2018年阿凡卡電影節最佳劇本特別提及
  • 2017年柏克夏國際電影節觀眾票選獎入圍
  • 2017年柏克夏國際電影節敘事長片評審獎入圍
  • 2017年聖荷西電影節全球視野獎最佳影片
  • 2017年克里夫蘭國際電影節最佳影片入圍
  • 2018年克雷泰伊國際女性影展最佳長片
  • 2017年歐洲電影獎最佳歐洲喜劇入圍
  • 2017年奧斯坦德電影節最佳劇本
  • 2017年奧斯坦德電影節最佳影片入圍
  • 2017年Fünf Seen電影節觀眾票選獎入圍
  • 2016年根特國際電影節最佳影片入圍
  • 2017年金玫瑰獎最佳影片入圍
  • 2017年哥特堡電影節最佳長片入圍
  • 2016年漢堡電影節影評人獎入圍
  • 2016年Les Arcs歐洲電影節觀眾票選獎入圍
  • 2018年比利時瑪格麗特獎最佳法蘭德斯合製片入圍
  • 2018年比利時瑪格麗特獎最佳劇本入圍
  • 2015年馬拉喀什國際電影節最佳長片入圍
  • 2017年敖得薩國際電影節大獎
  • 2017年敖得薩國際電影節國際競賽單元入圍
  • On Vous Mengt!電影節最佳長片,觀眾票選獎
  • 2017年Mockumentary電影節
  • 2017年棕櫚泉國際電影節最佳敘事長片入圍,觀眾票選獎
  • 2017年鹿特丹國際電影節KNF獎
  • 2017年鹿特丹國際電影節MovieZone獎入圍
  • 2017年沙拉索塔電影節最佳敘事長片入圍,觀眾票選獎
  • 2017年洛杉磯東南歐電影節最佳長片入圍,觀眾票選獎
  • 2017年洛杉磯東南歐電影節最佳長片入圍,評審團大獎
  • 2018年Subtitle歐洲電影節最佳導演入圍
  • 2017年特隆瑟國際電影節最佳影片入圍
  • 2016年巴里亞多利德國際電影節最佳影片入圍
  • 2016年威尼斯影展最佳影片入圍

 

其他

  • 2017年克里夫蘭國際電影節卓越女導演,潔西卡伍德沃斯
  • 2017年奧斯坦德電影節最佳男主角入圍,彼得馮丹貝根
  • 2018年比利時瑪格麗特獎最佳男主角,彼得馮丹貝根
  • 2018年比利時瑪格麗特獎最佳女主角入圍,露西德貝
  • 2018年比利時瑪格麗特獎最佳服裝設計入圍,克勞丁泰雄
  • 2018年Subtitle歐洲電影節最佳男主角入圍,彼得馮丹貝根

 

 

影評:

  • 一部引人入勝的偽紀錄片。瓦隆宣佈獨立,比利時國王卻被困在土耳其,他必須乘車穿越巴爾幹半島才能返國……(彼得馮丹貝根完美呈現王室成員的極度沈著)……
  • 「一部精彩好看的偽紀錄片,《國王外出時》在幽默諷刺之外也發人省思,雖然大開比利時皇族與巴爾幹半島的玩笑,但不乏尊重。」(綜藝報)
  • ...選擇佛蘭德斯演員彼得馮丹貝根飾演尼可拉三世是神來一筆⋯⋯
  • 這部輕鬆偽紀錄片的靈感來自2010年春冰島火山爆發,當時全歐洲的航班因而癱瘓。
  • 「彼得馮丹貝根飾演的國王自帶簡單的自然魅力,意味著君主踏出宮殿也可以是普通人。」 (銀幕日報)
  • 「這部諷刺作品以精準的文化和政治笑點,描繪出英國脫歐之後的歐洲情緒,大力推薦《國王外出時》。」(Screen Anarchy)

 

 

Synopsis

The King of the Belgians is on a state visit in Istanbul when his country falls apart. He must return home at once to save his kingdom. But a solar storm causes airspace and communications to shut down. No planes. No phones. With the help of a British filmmaker and a troupe of Bulgarian folk singers, the King and his entourage manage to escape over the border. Incognito. Thus begins an odyssey across the Balkans during which the King discovers the real world – and his true self.

 

Synopsis

King Nicolas II of the Belgians is on a mission in Istanbul with his entourage and a British filmmaker, Duncan Lloyd, who has been commissioned by the Palace to shoot a documentary intended to polish his image. Meanwhile, Wallonia (the southern half of Belgium) declares its independence. The kingdom has collapsed. The King must return home at once. But the cosmos decides otherwise. A solar storm strikes the earth causing airspace and communications to shut down. Thus begins the King's odyssey across the Balkans…

 

Writers/Directors/Producers: Jessica Woodworth & Peter Brosens

Production Co: Bo Films, Entre Chien et Loup, Topkapi Films

Cast: Peter Van Den Begin, Lucie Debay, Titus De Voogdt, Bruno Georis, Pieter Van Der Houwen, Nina Nikolina

 

Awards:

Peter Brosens and Jessica Woodworth

  • Best Film Nominee, Golden Orange, Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival, 2016.
  • Best Film Nominee, Intl Feature Film Competition Award, Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival, 2016.
  • Best Feature Film, Cinema Prize – Feature Film, Avanca Film Festival, 2018.
  • Don Quijote Award (FICC), Avanca Film Festival, 2018.
  • Special Mention – Best Screenplay, Avanca Film Festival, 2018.
  • Best Feature Nominee, Audience Award, Berkshire International Film Festival (BIFF), 2017.
  • Narrative Feature Nominee, Jury Award, Berkshire International Film Festival (BIFF), 2017.
  • Best Film, Global Vision Award, Cinequest San Jose Film Festival, 2017.
  • Best Film Nominee, Cleveland International Film Festival, 2017.
  • Beste Feature, Créteil International Women's Film Festival, 2018.
  • European Comedy Nominee, European Film Awards, 2017.
  • Best Screenplay, Film Festival Oostende, 2017.
  • Best Film Nominee, Film Festival Oostende, 2017.
  • Publikumspreis Nominee, Audience Award, Fünf Seen Film Festival, 2017.
  • Best Film Nominee, Ghent International Film Festival, 2016.
  • Best Film Nominee, Golden Rose, 2017.
  • Best Feature Film Nominee, Göteborg Film Festival, 2017.
  • Critics Award Nominee, Hamburg Film Festival, 2016.
  • Audience Choice Prize Nominee, Les Arcs European Film Festival, 2016.
  • Best Flemish Co-Production Nominee, Magritte Awards, Belgium, 2018.
  • Best Script Nominee, Magritte Awards, Belgium, 2018.
  • Best Feature Film Nominee, Marrakech International Film Festival, 2015.
  • Grand Prix, Odesa International Film Festival, 2017.
  • International Competition Nominee, Odesa International Film Festival, 2017.
  • Best Feature Film, Audience Award, On Vous Mengt! Mockumentary Film Festival, 2017.
  • Best Feature Film, Grand Prize, On Vous Mengt! Mockumentary Film Festival, 2017.
  • Best Narrative Feature Nominee, Audience Award, Palm Springs International Film Festival, 2017.
  • KNF Award, Rotterdam International Film Festival, 2017.
  • MovieZone Award Nominee, Rotterdam International Film Festival, 2017.
  • Best Narrative Feature Nominee, Audience Award, Sarasota Film Festival, 2017.
  • Feature Nominee, Audience Award, South East European Film Festival Los Angeles,  2017.
  • Best Feature Film Nominee, Garnd Jury Prize, South East European Film Festival Los Angeles,  2017.
  • Best Director Nominee, Subtitle European Film Festival, 2018.
  • Best Film Nominee, Tromsø International Film Festival, 2017.
  • Best Film Nominee, Valladolid Inetrnational Film Festival, 2016.
  • Best Film Nominee, Venice Film Festival, 2016.

 

Others

  • Jessica Woodworth, Direction Nominee, ReelWomenDirect Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman, Cleveland International Film Festival, 2017.
  • Peter Van den Begin, Best Actor Nominee, Film Festival Oostende, 2017.
  • Peter Van den Begin, Best Actor, Magritte Awards, Belgium, 2018.
  • Lucie Debay, Best Actress Nominee, Magritte Awards, Belgium, 2018.
  • Claudine Tychon, Best Costume Design Nominee, Magritte Awards, Belgium, 2018.
  • Peter Van den Begin, Best Actor Nominee, Subtitle Eruopean Film Festival, 2018.

 

 

Reviews:

  • An enormously appealing mockumentary about a Belgian king stuck in Turkey when Wallonia secedes, who needs to drive through the Balkans to get home..... (and Van den Begin perfectly captures that ultra-composed royal placidity)....
  • "An enormously appealing mockumentary blending gently satirical humor with deeper underpinnings, 'King of the Belgians' is a delightful, surprisingly respectful ribbing of the incongruity of monarchy, Belgium, and the Balkans." – Variety

 

  • ...Flemish actor Van den Begin is an inspired choice to play Nicolas III.....

 

  • This feather-light pseudo-mockumentary road movie was evidently inspired by the Icelandic volcano eruption which blocked all air traffic over Europe in the spring of 2010.

 

  • "Peter van der Begin gives his King a kind of simple natural allure that suggest monarchs can be human if you take them out of their palaces." - Screen International
  • "It’s quite a marvel how this satire has managed to hit the bull’s-eye of the post-Brexitean mood so accurately with its AK-47 of cultural and political gags. King of the Belgians comes highly recommended as a result. " - Screen Anarchy