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Political comedy ‘The Barefoot Emperor’ filmed on Croatian island 

Brijuni islands (Photo: NP Brijuni)

14 August, 2019 – The trailer for the new political comedy ‘The Barefoot Emperor’, which was filmed in parts in Croatia, has been released on Tuesday. 

Directed, written and produced by Peter Brosens and Jessica Woodworth, ‘The Barefoot Emperor’ is a sequel of the film “King of the Belgians”.

The film, which was shot on Croatia’s Brijuni Islands, has been selected for the Contemporary World Cinema section at the Toronto Film Festival.

The film follows the King of the Belgians who on his way home from a state visit to Istanbul, suffers a gunshot wound to the ear during an unfortunate incident in Sarajevo. A few days later, he wakes up in a sanatorium on a Croatian island. His entourage tries in vain to protect him from the news that the recent implosion of their kingdom sparked the collapse of the European Union. The fragile King wants to return home at once to save his broken kingdom. But instead, he is condemned to a strict regime of rest and rehabilitation by a authoritarian sanatorium director. 

A delegation arrives from Vienna headed by the distinguished Dr. Ilse von Stroheim, one of the architects of a nationalist Nova Europa. She announces the thunderous news that the last King of the Belgians shall become the first Emperor of this new Europe. The King is fed up with others determining his destiny, so he takes matters into his own hands.

The cast includes Peter Van Den Begin, Lucie Debay, Udo Kier, Titus de Voogdt, Bruno Georis, and Geraldine Chaplin.

Click here to see the trailer. 

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