To Be King
17 year-old Stach must complete five impossible assignments before he becomes king.
Just as the old King of Katoren passes away, a remarkable baby boy named Stach is born. Sadly, Stach is immediately orphaned and raised by his uncle - but after seventeen years he wants to be the new king. The ministers decide to assign Stach five impossible assignments that they believe he can never complete, tasks that take on life or death significance for the boy.
120’ / DCP / colour
Original title: KONING VAN KATOREN
Dir: Ben Sombogaart
Prod: Kasander Film
Co-prod: Mollywood (BE)
Sc: Sander Burger, Bart Westerlaken
D.O.P.: Jean Claude Van Rijckeghem, Chris Craps
Cast: Mingus Dagelet, Abbey Hoes (TIRZA), Hans Leendertse (HAPPILY EVER AFTER), Frits Lambrechts (ALL STARS 2: OLD STARS, SONNY BOY).
Completed: November 2012
Schlingel - Chemnitz International Film Festival for Children and Youth
Beijing International Film Festival
a.o. THE STORM (2009, feature), BRIDE FLIGHT (2008, feature), CRUSADE IN JEANS (2006, feature) Awards: Young People’s Jury Award Best Feature Toronto Sprockets, Children’s Jury Award Live-Action Feature Film Chicago Int. Children’s FF, TOW TRUCK PLUCK (2004, feature), TWIN SISTERS (2002, feature) Awards: Nomination Best Foreign Language Film - Academy Awards, THE FLYING LIFTBOY (1998, feature).
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