Edge of the World
Original title: Edge of the World
Tagline: The true story that inspired 'The Man Who Would Be King'
Duration: 1h 44min
Production: Signature Entertainment
Original language: en
Release date: 2021-06-21
Director: Michael Haussman
Actors: Dominic Monaghan, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Josie Ho
DVD Covers, 2021, Adventure, Custom Covers, Drama, History
Edge of the World 2021 DVD Cover – Summary
Edge of the World 2021 DVD Cover. Sir James Brooke, the British adventurer who became King of Sarawak in the 1840s and started on a lifelong battle to abolish piracy and headhunting, only to be accused of murder and piracy himself, is the subject of this biopic.
Brooke leaves Victorian England in 1839 to explore Borneo. Brooke joins up with competing princes to retake a rebel fort after a pirate raid.
Brooke decides to be crowned Rajah in order to prevent the hostages from being beheaded. James requests a steamship from the Royal Navy to hunt pirates, but the British want his kingdom to be a colony.
Brooke’s capital is massacred by Makota’s pirates, leaving James half-dead. He must abandon his Englishness and embrace the forest in order to save his people: “All of it, the beauty and the blood.”