Kings and Queen Movie Review Summary

Actors: Emmanuelle Devos, Mathieu Amalric, Catherine Deneuve, Maurice Garrel, Hippolyte Girardot, Noémie Lvovsky, Catherine Rouvel

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KINGS AND QUEEN (Rois et Reine) is a French movie cowritten and directed by Arnaud Desplechin in 2004. Mathieu Amalric won the French Academy award in the Best Actor category for this film.
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Nora is a 35 years old woman in charge of an art gallery in Paris. Her 10 years old boy lives with her father in Grenoble since the death of his father. Now Nora is visiting them and learns that her father suffers from a devastating stomach cancer and has only a few days left to live. She will spend the next days with him trying to reorganize her emotional life and the future of her son during her father's agony.

Meanwhile, Ismaël, Nora's ex-companion, must face an embarrassing situation. He's been put into a mental institution and is breaking his back to try to convince the different psychiatrists he meets that he's not insane. But his relative eccentricity is not an asset in this situation and he must ask his lawyer to help him.

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   2000's+ (present) Family, caring for sick?    -   Yes Who is sick?    -   Father because he/she is    -   physically ill Inner struggle or disability    -   Yes Job/Profession/Poverty Story?    -   Yes Job:    -   mental patient Battle with shrink/bum?    -   battle with a psychiatrist

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   small businessman Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   French Unusual characteristics:    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   France City?    -   Yes City:    -   Paris Misc setting    -   mental hospital

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   explicit references to deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   seeing breasts    -   seeing full frontal--women Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing

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