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A Hologram for the King

A Hologram for the King
  • 2016
  • UK/France/German/US
  • 98 min
  • 12A
  • 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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Performance times

The Edge Arts Centre, Much Wenlock (0.0 miles)

Farley Road, Much Wenlock, Shropshire, TF13 6NB
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The Old Town Hall Arts Centre, Hemel Hempstead (0.0 miles)

High Street, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP1 3AE
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A Hologram for the King

16 May 20163 stars

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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