Kings and Queen

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Kings and Queen
Rois-et-reine-poster.jpg
French poster for Kings and Queen
Directed by Arnaud Desplechin
Produced by Pascal Caucheteux
Written by Roger Bohbot
Arnaud Desplechin
Starring Emmanuelle Devos
Mathieu Amalric
Catherine Deneuve
Music by Grégoire Hetzel
Cinematography Eric Gautier
Edited by Laurence Briaud
Production
company
Distributed by Bac Films
Release dates December 22, 2004
Running time 150 minutes
Country France
Language French

Kings and Queen (French: Rois et reine) is a 2004 French film directed by Arnaud Desplechin. It won the Louis Delluc Prize, the Prix Méliès and the César Award for Best Actor. In addition, it was nominated for César awards for Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Most Promising Actress and Best Writing.

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Nora Cotterelle, a woman in her 30s is caring for her ill father, Louis Jenssens.

While Nora tries to present a facade that all is well with her life, she is twice divorced and has a son, Elias, whose father is dead. Elias has behavior problems caused by autism.

Nora's present relationship is not going well, and she is soon to marry a businessman, while Elias is becoming increasingly withdrawn.

A parallel storyline follows her former lover and second husband, Ismaël Vuillard, a musician, with whom she had lived for seven years. He is given to strange behaviour, and as a result he has been committed to a mental hospital, from which he is planning to escape.

Nora learns that her father's digestive problems are actually cancer, and facing her father's death, Nora desperately seeks out Ismaël to ask that he reconnect with Elias, but he has mixed feelings about adopting her son. Moreover, he has met Arielle, another patient.

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