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Kings And Queen  [DVD]
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Arnaud Desplechin s stunning film interweaves two stories, that of Nora (Emmanuelle Devos), a single mother about to marry for the third time, with the tale of her eccentric ex-husband Ismael (Mathieu Amalric), committed to a psychiatric ward by mistake and convinced of his own tragic destiny. Their lives intersect once more when Nora, troubled by her young son s uneasy relationship with her new fiance and the failing health of her father, visits Ismael with an unusual proposition she hopes will solve her problems. Wonderfully played by Devos and Amalric, with a fine cameo from Catherine Deneuve as an ice-cool psychiatrist, Kings and Queen is an intricate, funny and moving epic that explores the complexities of life, love and family ties.
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Ismael is having a difficult time as he is suddenly confined to a mental institution for devious reasons that I never managed to understand, except he ends up loosing everything.
The finest scene is the film is when Ismael is explaining to Elias why he cannot adopt him, a masterly piece of cutting making a long difficult piece of dialogue absorbing.
The direction of Arnaud Desplechin keeps this broiling cauldron of a story under control and understandable, with Devos and Amalric being particularly fine in their complex roles.
This is an excellent French film for those prepared to spend the effort needed to follow all the twist and turns of the plot.
Director Arnaud Desplechin shoots this scene both in color (Nora reading) and in flickering, silent film style black and white (Louis reciting his diary): this simple set up is so effective and so truthful that you gasp with recognition and understanding. Desplechin is dealing with the basic things of life here and what better in this scene than "the thin line between love and hate?"
Desplechin is telling two stories here: one with Nora (and this Nora shares many qualities with Ibsen's Nora...i.e.....she recreates herself during the course of this film) and that of Ismael (the formidable Mathieu Almaric): a former lover of Nora's and a man who is bi-polar, though I prefer the old name for this disease, manic depression which more perfectly describes Ismael.
Nora spends the entire film looking for a father for her child, Elias and Ismael spends the entire film looking for a safe place for himself.Read more ›
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Badly acted, badly directed, badly edited, and with the most inappropriate soundtrack I can remember. Read morePublished on 6 Jan. 2007 by cinefilo
Emanuelle Devos plays Nora a successful 35 year old art gallery owner whose current boyfriend/fiance provides her with the queenly lifestyle to which she aspires, however the... Read morePublished on 22 Sept. 2006 by Erika Borsos