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During the shooting of a mindless action flick in Asia, Mathieu Stannis, a bitter and frustrated director, is abducted by spies from a neighboring dictatorship. Enraged by the abysmal movie production of his country, its leader wants the French filmmaker to helm a new adaptation of "King Kong" that will glorify his regime. Faced with an inept crew, some equipment that dates from the Cold War and the crazy demands of the Supreme Leader, Mathieu’s very life now depends on this film...

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Description

During the shooting of a mindless action flick in Asia, Mathieu Stannis, a bitter and frustrated director, is abducted by spies from a neighboring dictatorship. Enraged by the abysmal movie production of his country, its leader wants the French filmmaker to helm a new adaptation of "King Kong" that will glorify his regime. Faced with an inept crew, some equipment that dates from the Cold War and the crazy demands of the Supreme Leader, Mathieu’s very life now depends on this film...

    • EPISODE 1

    Episode 1

    Mathieu Stannis is a world famous director of big-budget action films, but no longer finds joy in his work. While shooting his umpteenth blockbuster in Asia, he is kidnapped by agents of a neighboring communist dictatorship. The ruler of the country is a big fan of action movies and demands that Mathieu stage a new adaptation of KING KONG to the glory of the regime, one which he personally wrote. Given the choice of spending the rest of his life in a labor camp, or shooting the picture Mathieu sets out to make this opus with the help of an inept, albeit patriotic, film crew, limited budget and equipment, dated 80s era script, and intense military pressure.

    • HD
    • 45 Minutes

    Mathieu Stannis is a world famous director of big-budget action films, but no longer finds joy in his work. While shooting his umpteenth blockbuster in Asia, he is kidnapped by agents of a neighboring communist dictatorship. The ruler of the country is a big fan of action movies and demands that Mathieu stage a new adaptation of KING KONG to the glory of the regime, one which he personally wrote. Given the choice of spending the rest of his life in a labor camp, or shooting the picture Mathieu sets out to make this opus with the help of an inept, albeit patriotic, film crew, limited budget and equipment, dated 80s era script, and intense military pressure.

    • HD
    • 45 Minutes
    • EPISODE 2

    Episode 2

    Facing an impossible task. Mathieu sets out to create his “masterpiece,” little by little finding the hidden talents within his team of technicians and actors and even orchestrating the kidnapping of his former SFX department head, with the aid of the ruler – in order to create a credible gorilla suit for his monster. As he begins to get his groove back, he dives wholeheartedly into the process – finding inspiration in a talented young actress, re-writing the script and even befriending the capricious, child-like ruler who considers him an artistic soulmate.

    • HD
    • 51 Minutes

    Facing an impossible task. Mathieu sets out to create his “masterpiece,” little by little finding the hidden talents within his team of technicians and actors and even orchestrating the kidnapping of his former SFX department head, with the aid of the ruler – in order to create a credible gorilla suit for his monster. As he begins to get his groove back, he dives wholeheartedly into the process – finding inspiration in a talented young actress, re-writing the script and even befriending the capricious, child-like ruler who considers him an artistic soulmate.

    • HD
    • 51 Minutes
    • EPISODE 3

    Episode 3

    The ruler pays a visit to the film set after learning Mathieu has completely rewritten the script, changing the message, the tone and the ending. Confronting an overconfident Mathieu about this, the ruler executes the lead actress and replaces her with a lookalike. Realizing the direness of his situation Mathieu takes an offer from the CIA while finishing the film – his freedom for some sensitive information about the ruler. Mathieu escapes as the ruler sheds a tear watching the final cut of his KING KONG.

    • HD
    • 46 Minutes

    The ruler pays a visit to the film set after learning Mathieu has completely rewritten the script, changing the message, the tone and the ending. Confronting an overconfident Mathieu about this, the ruler executes the lead actress and replaces her with a lookalike. Realizing the direness of his situation Mathieu takes an offer from the CIA while finishing the film – his freedom for some sensitive information about the ruler. Mathieu escapes as the ruler sheds a tear watching the final cut of his KING KONG.

    • HD
    • 46 Minutes
    • EPISODE 101

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    During the shooting of a mindless action flick in Asia, Mathieu Stannis, a bitter and frustrated director, is abducted by spies from a neighboring dictatorship and tasked with helming a new adaptation of "King Kong."

    • HD
    • 54 Seconds

    During the shooting of a mindless action flick in Asia, Mathieu Stannis, a bitter and frustrated director, is abducted by spies from a neighboring dictatorship and tasked with helming a new adaptation of "King Kong."

    • HD
    • 54 Seconds
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