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Queen to Play (2011)

Queen to Play

Overview


Genre

Drama, Comedy, Romance

Release Date

April 01, 2011 (Limited)

Duration

101 min.

Studio

Zeitgeist Films

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Cast and Crew


Director

Caroline Bottaro

Producer

Dominique Besnehard, Michel Feller

Screenwriter

Caroline Bottaro

Starring

Story


Oscar winner Kevin Kline (A Fish Called Wanda) and the luminous Sandrine Bonnaire (Vagabond) square off in this stylish and sophisticated dramedy of newfound passions and mid-life triumphs, set on the postcard-perfect isle of Corsica. Lovely, repressed and quietly intelligent, French chambermaid Helene (Bonnaire) discovers she has a knack for chess. This obsession-much to the chagrin of her husband and teenaged daughter-leads her to seek the clandestine tutelage of a reclusive American doctor (Kline, in his first French-speaking role)-a liaison that radically transforms both of their lackluster lives. Based on Bertina Henrichs' acclaimed novel La Joueuse d'echec (The Chess Player), Queen to Play is the feature film debut of French director and screenwriter Caroline Bottaro.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..the plot sounds more programmatic than it actually plays out on-screen..”
by Ernest Hardy [Village Voice]
“..another cliche-ridden story of sports..”
by Andrew Schenker [Slant Magazine]
“..intelligent, heartfelt and deeply satisfying film..”
by Kenneth Turan [LA Times]