To be king

Seventeen-year-old Stach is faced with five impossible assignments he has to complete in order to become king. Things do not go as easily as the boisterous Stach had expected, especially when he is confronted with matters of life and death.

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"The adaptation of the classic Dutch children’s book ‘How to become king’ by Jan Terlouw has turned into a spectacular success, of the type rarely found in the world of children’s cinema. Aside from getting absorbed in the mythical Katoren-world, the movie has enough depth to appeal to adult viewers."
- Yvonne Westerhof - filmvandaag -

"‘To Be King’ is an adventurous film for kids with a charismatic lead. A classic story that stand the test of time thanks to it’s modern adaptation."
- Shelley Eimers - Cinemagazine -

"Fans of the original book should rejoice. Despite the many changes, Sombogaart’s adaptation is daring and has a voice of it’s own. A well made Dutch adventure that distinguishes itself from the uniformity of Hollywood."
- Arjan Welles - Filmtotaal -

Directed by Ben Sombogaart
Written by Sander Burger, Bart Westerlaken
Cinematography by Reinier van Brummelen 
Special effects by Hectic Electric
With Abbey Hoes, Mingus Dagelet and Hugo Koolschijn
Produced by Kasander Film Company, KRO

Edited on Avid Media Composer

Running time 125 min