Anna And The King Ever After

  |  Buy to Own: 31/01/2005
  |  116 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC


Double bill of period dramas directed by Andy Tennant. Jodie Foster stars in 'Anna and the King' (1999), a big-screen adaptation of Anna Leonowens' semi-autobiographical novels. Recently widowed, English schoolteacher Anna arrives in Bangkok in 1862 to act as tutor to the son of King Mongkut (Chow Yun Fat) of Siam. A culture clash is inevitable, but Anna impresses her new employer with her strength of character, and the two gradually develop a mutual respect. When Mongkut discovers a plot to overthrow him Anna lends her loyal support, but their relationship is threatened by the King's seemingly barbaric treatment of his concubine, Tuptim (Bai Ling). 'Ever After (1998) is set in Renaissance Italy. Drew Barrymore stars as sixteen-year-old Danielle, who has been reduced to the level of a servant due to the caprices of her wicked stepmother Baroness Rodmilla (Anjelica Huston). When Danielle meets Prince Henry (Dougray Scott), they quarrel - but a second encounter, with Danielle dressed as a noblewoman, sees romance blooming. However, the relationship is threatened when Henry's father tells him he must marry the Princess of Spain...