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Hanks and Choudhury in the movie, an entertaining if lightweight adaptation of Dave Eggers' novel of the same name.

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Black (left) and Hanks in a scene from A Hologram for the King. The offbeat movie is also a soul-stirring study of mid-life crisis and corporate greed.

From melancholic meditation to crowd-pleasing comedy

Jun 3, 2016 5:50 AM

THE death of the American Dream and the rise of globalisation are the central themes of A Hologram for the King, an entertaining if lightweight adaptation of Dave Eggers' novel - a 2012 National Book Award finalist - of the same name.

Directed by Tom Tykwer (Run Lola Run, 1998) who also

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