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Anna and the King (1999)

Anna and the King
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(461 ratings)
6.7 IMDB rating

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Jodie Foster

Jodie Foster

Anna Leonowens
Yun-Fat Chow

Yun-Fat Chow

King Mongkut
Ling Bai

Ling Bai

Tuptim
Tom Felton

Tom Felton

Louis Leonowens
Syed Alwi

Syed Alwi

The Kralahome, Prime Minister
Randall Duk Kim

Randall Duk Kim

General Alak
Kay Siu Lim

Kay Siu Lim

Prince Chowfa, King Mongkut's Brother
Melissa Campbell

Melissa Campbell

Princess Fa-Ying


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Anna Leonowens

Anna Leonowens

(diaries)
Steve Meerson

Steve Meerson

(screenplay)


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An average movie

2 years, 9 months ago at Jun 14 8:46
I wasn't expecting much from this flick but since Jodie Foster is one of my favorite actress, I thought I should still check it out. First of all, I haven't seen the original movie so I couldn't compare both. Anyway, my wife loved it but I didn't really like it very much. I mean, come on! I have seen 'The Last Emperor' which was really mesmerizing and, for me, this is just a pale and romanticized ... read more

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2 years, 7 months ago at Aug 3 16:07
I loved this movie and I could watch it every day, I think Yun-Fat Chow is lovely and so is Jodie. I do think though, there were things in the movie that was not quite right in those days, but even so, I loved it.

Stunning

2 years, 7 months ago at Aug 20 17:19
The story (plot if you prefer) is well known and it may help to know it beforehand thereby leaving the viewer free to appreciate the rest of it.

Sets, costumes, soundtrack and cinematography are amongst the best you'll ever find in cinema. Simple as that. The supporting cast is very strong and they really needed to be. If I were to praise them all this review would be too long and p... read more
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Release date: 17 December 1999
UPC: 024543000440
Romance (18), Drama (15), Historical (11), Remake (10), 1990s (9), War (8), Thailand (7), 1999 (5), Mother Son Relationship (4), Based On True Story (4), Musical (4), History (4), Book (3), Adaptation (3), (3), Birthday Party (2), Monarchy (2), Box Office Flop (2), Buddhism (2), Beach (2)
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dannyjai posted a review 1 year, 8 months ago

“I really enjoyed Anna and the King, it is a modern take of a classic film and story. The story is based on true events about a english lady Anna Leonowens who is asked by the king of Siam, (now Thailand) to teach his children. Anna accepts and what you see in the movie, is the more dramatic tale of their encounter. None the less it is a beautiful tale, I am also a big Jodie Foster fan and Yun-Fat-Chow fan. Jodie and Chow do a fantastic job in the leads, as did the rest of the cast. The movie is still banned in Thailand, but lucky for us we can watch it so if you like period drama films than Anna and the King is a really good one.” read more

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Exeter posted a review 2 years, 7 months ago

Stunning

“The story (plot if you prefer) is well known and it may help to know it beforehand thereby leaving the viewer free to appreciate the rest of it.

Sets, costumes, soundtrack and cinematography are amongst the best you'll ever find in cinema. Simple as that. The supporting cast is very strong and they really needed to be. If I were to praise them all this review would be too long and perhaps feel somewhat gushing, but when it's good, say it's good.

Yun-Fat Chow has such a light touch that you need to see the film a number of times to appreciate his sleight of hand in the role and it becomes more appreciable considering his female counterpart. Chow needs more roles like this because he has serious talent that is wasted in action films.

Jodie Foster's portrayal of ” read more

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“I loved this movie and I could watch it every day, I think Yun-Fat Chow is lovely and so is Jodie. I do think though, there were things in the movie that was not quite right in those days, but even so, I loved it.” read more

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An average movie

“I wasn't expecting much from this flick but since Jodie Foster is one of my favorite actress, I thought I should still check it out. First of all, I haven't seen the original movie so I couldn't compare both. Anyway, my wife loved it but I didn't really like it very much. I mean, come on! I have seen 'The Last Emperor' which was really mesmerizing and, for me, this is just a pale and romanticized version. The sets, the costums, everything look prettty good and Jodie Foster and Chow Yun Fat both give some decent performances but what a boring story... The whole thing was just really predictable and uninspiring, in my opinion. Ok, nowadays, Jodie Foster doesn't do anything really amazing but she used to be an amazing actress back in the days and it is quite sad to see her end up here. I mean” read more

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