A Hologram for the King
- 1h 38min
- Directed by: Tom Tykwer
- Cast: Tom Hanks, Side Babette Knudsen, Ben Whishaw, Sarita Choudhury
- UK release: 20 May 2016
Alan Clay (Hanks) is a washed-up American businessman trying to set up an IT deal with the Saudi King. Based on Dave Eggers's 2012 novel; although the female roles are underwritten, Hanks is on song as the central character in a quirky adult maturation story told with real panache and atmosphere.
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A Hologram for the King16 May 2016
Tom Hanks is front and centre in a quirky Dave Eggers’ adaptation from Tom Tykwer
As openings go, A Hologram for the King’s is an arresting tone-setter. In a sweat-inducing dream sequence Tom Hanks emerges speak-singing to Talking Heads, asking that existential question, ‘How did I get here?’ Perhaps we shouldn’t be surprised. Hanks…
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