A Hologram for the King

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Original title A Hologram for the King
Category Drama, Comedy, Romance
UK Release Date
Production year 2016
Production Country
Directors Tom Tykwer
Cast Sarita Choudhury, Tom Hanks, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Ben Whishaw, Tracey Fairaway, Tom Skerritt, David Menkin, Christy Meyer, Jane Perry, Khalid Laith, Alexander Black, Amira El Sayed
Distributor Icon Film Distribution


He lost his job, his wife left him and he cannot pay his daughter's tuition fees. Alan Clay (54) sets his hopes in the “King Abdullah Economic City”, a shiny, modern metropolis in the Arabian desert. He tries to sell an American IT company's teleconferencing system to the king. But when Alan arrives for the deal, the king lost his interest in the project, and does not show up. Alan befriends Yousef, a young driver, with whom he gets to know the country and all the contradictions between modern and traditional spirits. On a hospital visit Alan meets Zahra. He ignores Yousef's warning, not to get involved with her. In the end, the project does not concern Alan anymore. He is not disappointed, that it failed, because he found happiness. With Zahra, a new professional calling and a new home.