King Lear

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As the world recovers from the destruction of the Chernobyl disaster, William Shakespeare Jr. the Fifth (Peter Sellars) attempts to restore the human race's great works of art. His quest takes takes him to a hotel in Switzerland where he meets an old gangster (Burgess Meredith) and his daughter, Cordelia (Molly Ringwald). William's journey also leads him to encounters with an absurd professor (Jean-Luc Godard) and an unhinged filmmaker (Woody Allen).

Release details

Rated: PG
Release date: Friday January 22 1988
Duration: 90 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Jean-Luc Godard
Screenwriter: Jean-Luc Godard
Cast: Burgess Meredith
Peter Sellars
Molly Ringwald
Jean-Luc Godard
Woody Allen
Norman Mailer
Kate Miller
Léos Carax
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