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Anna and the King (1999)
This is the story of Anna Leonowens, the English schoolteacher who came to Siam in the 1860s to teach the children of King Mongkut. She becomes involved in his affairs, from the tragic plight of a young concubine to trying to forge an alliance with Britain to a war with Burma that is orchestrated by Britain. In the meantime, a subtle romance develops between them.
Year: 1999
Country: USA
Directed by : Andy Tennant
Written by : Steve Meerson
Cast: Jodie Foster, Yun-Fat Chow, Bai Ling, Tom Felton
Literary source: Anna Leonowens (diaries)