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PRODUCTION: The Barefoot Emperor Completes Filming in Croatia Featured

2018-10-18
The Barefoot Emperor by Jessica Woodworth and Peter Brosens The Barefoot Emperor by Jessica Woodworth and Peter Brosens photo source: HAVC

ZAGREB: The Belgian/Dutch/Bulgarian/Croatian coproduction The Barefoot Emperor / Bosonogi car completed filming in Croatia on 15 October.

The mockumentary is a sequel to King of the Belgians, a Belgian/Dutch/Bulgarian coproduction (Entre Chien et Loup, Art Fest and Topkapi Films) directed by Jessica Woodworth and Peter Brosens, which was nominated for the European Film Awards 2017.

Brosens and Woodworth have teamed up again to direct.

The entire 21 day shoot took place on Brijuni Islands, famed as the summer residence of Tito, the popular Yugoslav President for Life.

The story has the Belgian king, unexpectedly detained on the island, receiving news that he has been selected to become the first emperor of the nationalist New Europe.

The producers are again Entre Chien et Loup, Art Fest and Topkapi Films, along with Croatian coproducers Lana Matić and Boris T. Matić of Propeler Film. The film received funding from the Croatian Audiovisual Center..

Production information:

Producer:
Propeler Film (Croatia)

Coproducers:
Art Fest (Bulgaria)
Entre Chien et Loup (France)
Topkapi Films (Netherlands)

Credits:
Director: Jessica Woodworth and Peter Brosens
Scriptwriter: Jessica Woodworth and Peter Brosens
DoP: Ton Peters
Cast: Peter Van den Begin, Lucie Debay, Bruno Georis, Titus De Voogdt, Geraldine Chaplin, Udo Kier, Sinisa Labrovic, Darko Stazić, Alen Sinkhauz, Hassan Abdelghani

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