Director Tom Tykwer adapts Dave Eggers' best-selling novel, in which an American businessman (Tom Hanks) travels to Saudi Arabia in an attempt to sell a holographic telecommunications system to the country's king. Desperate to make the deal in order to stay afloat in a failing economy, he learns to navigate this unfamiliar culture with the help of a taxi driver (Alexander Black) and a local doctor (Sarita Choudhury). Ben Whishaw co-stars.~Daniel Gelb
From novel to screen: the adaptation of A Hologram for the King
Tom Hanks character provides answers when dealing with international business matters. Hanks also gives the audience a birdeye view of American business practices and how they deal with people of a certain age. Good viewing.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Very Good Feature
I loved watching this film. It was very interesting and well produced. Tom Hanks was excellent in his performance. The cinematography was excellent and I appreciated the film location and geography.Worth watching!
"A Hologram for the King" stars Tom Hanks as an American salesman who travels to Saudi Arabia to sell a holographic teleconferencing system to the Saudi government. His character name is "Alan Clay" and he's at a time in his life when everything is going wrong. Set in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, the scenery is mesmerizing and the chemistry is spectacular between Hanks and his talented female co-star. Definitely worth seeing!