Prince Akeem, heir to the throne of Zamunda, leaves the tropical paradise kingdom in search of his queen. What better place than Queens, New York, to find his bride? Joined by his loyal servant and friend, Semmi, Akeem attempts to blend in as an ordinary American and begin his search.
An interview with director Jan Troell, conducted by critic Peter Cowie, on his epic Oscar-nominated masterpieces, The Emigrants (1971) and The New Land (1972).
Akeem must venture back to the States to find his long-lost son and apparent heir to the throne of Zamunda.