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The President (2015)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $0Details
International Box Office $25,242Details
Worldwide Box Office $25,242
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The story of a dictator who comes face to face with the people he previously subjugated. The President and his family rule their land with an iron fist, enjoying lives of luxury and leisure at the expense of their population’s misery. When a coup d'état overthrows his brutal rule and the rest of his family flees the country by plane, The President is suddenly left to care for his young grandson and forced to escape. Now the country’s most wanted fugitive with a bounty on his head, The President begins a perilous journey with the boy, criss-crossing the country to reach the sea where a ship waits to bring them to safety. Posing as street musicians and traveling together with the people who suffered for years under the dictatorship, the fallen President and the innocent child will be exposed first hand to the hardships that inspired unanimous hatred for the regime.


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
86% - Fresh
84% - Upright

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: June 3rd, 2016 (Limited) by Corinth Films
International Releases: August 21st, 2015 (Wide) (United Kingdom)
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 115 minutes
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Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Corinth Films, Makhmalbaf Film House, President Fame, 20 Steps Productions, Bac Films, Bruemmer and Herzog, Film & Music Entertainment
Production Countries: France,
United Kingdom

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Mohsen Makhmalbaf
Screenwriter    Marziyeh Meshkiny
Producer    Maysam Makhmalbaf
Producer    Mike Downey
Producer    Sam Taylor
Producer    Vladimir Katcharava
Co-Producer    Mathieu Robinet
Co-Producer    David Grumbach
Co-Producer    Rudolph Herzog
Co-Producer    Henning Bruemmer
Editor    Hana Makhmalbaf
Editor    Marziyeh Meshkiny
Director of Photography    Konstantin Mindia Esadze
Art Director    Mamuka Esadze
Costume Designer    Ketevan Kalandadze
Casting Director    Eka Mzhavanadze

Limited and VOD Releases: Will The Wailing be the Moby Dick of Limited Releases?

June 3rd, 2016

The Wailing

One second. ... I'm going to have to take a break to recover from that pun in the title. That one hurt me just typing it up. There are several films on this week's list that are earning unanimously positive reviews, or very close to it. Unfortunately, none of them look like they have what it takes to be a break out hit in limited release. The Fits (Reviews) is just too small a film, while both The President (Reviews) and The Wailing (Reviews) are foreign-language films. Hopefully I'm just being too pessimistic. More...

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Territory Release
Box Office
United Kingdom 8/21/2015 $10,066 4 6 14 $25,242 10/21/2015
International Total$25,242 10/21/2015

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