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Anna and the King
Summary: The famous story Anna and the King of Siam (filmed in 1946 and as "The King and I" in 1956) is the subject of this stunning 1999 costume epic. In 1862, young British widow Anna Leonowens (Jodie Foster) travels to Bangkok with her son to begin her new career as the schoolteacher to the 58 offspring of King Mongkut (Chow Yun-Fat). The differences between the equally imperious governess and the bullish monarch lead to an inevitable clashing of wills...and eventually a mutual respect and attraction. With Bai Ling. "Exceptional production values...coupled with winning and riveting performances (Hollywood Reporter). Directed by Andy Tennant; screenplay by Steve Meerson & Peter Krikes and Andy Tennant & Rick Parks, based upon the diaries of Anna Leonowens. (PG13) (AC,V)
CAST : Jodie Foster,Chow Yun-Fat,Bai Ling
PRODUCER : Terence Chang,Lawrence Bender,Ed Elbert
WRITER : Andy Tennant,Rick Parks,Anna Leonowens,Steve Meerson,Peter Krikes
DIRECTOR : Andy Tennant
Genre : Romance