Brilliant, deep-black comedy about money, marriage and murder
A recently deposed European monarch seeks salvation in New York City.
There he accidentally becomes a television personality and - wrongly - accused of communist ideas. A sharp satire on everything from communism to consumerism. With A King in New York, Charles Chaplin was the first film maker to deal with the paranoia and political intolerance of communism. Again a personal theme because he too could not escape McCarthy's anti-Communist 'witch hunt', so he left the United States in 1952 to settle in Europe for good.
English spoken, Dutch subtitles
Charlie Chaplin has an oeuvre like no other: magical, poetic, hilarious, moving and irresistible. This year marks the 100th anniversary of his groundbreaking film The Kid. Reason enough to bring all his films back to the big screen, in beautifully restored versions.