Cultures collide when an American businessman (Tom Hanks) is sent to Saudi Arabia. There, he hopes to close what he believes will be the deal of a lifetime. Baffled by local customs and stymied by an opaque bureaucracy, he eventually finds his footing with the help of a wise-cracking taxi driver (Alexander Black) and a beautiful Saudi doctor (Sarita Choudhury). The film is directed by the acclaimed Tom Tykwer (RUN LOLA RUN) and is based on the global best-seller by Dave Eggers. In A HOLOGRAM FOR THE KING, Tom Hanks creates another classic everyman character, Alan Clay, whose journey sheds light on the changing realities of the global marketplace and reveals hidden aspects of life in Saudi Arabia. He's traveled to the country in an attempt to revive his flagging career, but finds much more.