A Hologram for the King

{4.5/5} “This is sales. You make estimates and you make plans. But then you get there and everything changes. But you make the sale.”

A Hologram for the King, released in 2016

Alan is in Saudi Arabia to sell an IT solution to the king for his new city. But he has no idea when the king is coming. His team is in a tent with no wifi, no food, and no air conditioning. He also has a lump on his back that he’s worried about. He also has a daughter who’s taking time off from university because it’s so expensive. When Alan meets a friendly driver things start to look up.

It’s about friendship, love, being a fish out of water, and absurdity. I liked it a lot.

The movie was mostly shot in Morocco.

Stars Tom Hanks and Sarita Choudhury. Directed by Tom Tykwer (co-director of Cloud Atlas). The music by Johnny Klimek and Tom Tykwer won’t blow you away but it’s effective.

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One Response to “A Hologram for the King”

  1. Dave Switzer Says:

    I watched this movie again — it’s still great, and my review would be essentially the same.

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