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Le roi de coeur
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Director:
Writers:
Daniel Boulanger (scenario and dialogue)
Maurice Bessy (idea)
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Release Date:
19 June 1967 (USA) See more »
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De Broca's Crowning Touch!
Plot:
During the latter part of World War I, Private Charles Plumpick is chosen to go into the French town... See more » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
Great, Charming, Profound See more (55 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Pierre Brasseur ... Le Général Géranium

Jean-Claude Brialy ... Le Duc de Trèfle

Geneviève Bujold ... Coquelicot

Adolfo Celi ... Le Colonel Alexander MacBibenbrook
Françoise Christophe ... La Duchesse

Julien Guiomar ... Monseigneur Marguerite

Micheline Presle ... Madame Eva alias Madame Eglantine

Michel Serrault ... Monsieur Marcel

Alan Bates ... Le soldat Charles Plumpick alias le roi de coeur
Palau ... Alberic
Jacques Balutin ... Mac Fish

Pier Paolo Capponi ... Un officier anglais (as Paolo Capponi)
Madeleine Clervanne ... Brunehaut
Marc Dudicourt ... Le Lieutenant Hamburger
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Georges Adet ... L'aliéné-docteur (uncredited)
Jackie Blanchot ... Le Gabalou (uncredited)
Robert Blome ... Un aliéné (uncredited)
Jean-Marie Bon ... Un aliéné (uncredited)
Daniel Boulanger ... Le Colonel Helmut von Krack (uncredited)
Philippe de Broca ... Le capitaine Adolf Hitler (uncredited)
Philippe Bruneau ... Un académicien (uncredited)
Paul Faivre ... Le coiffeur (uncredited)
Georges Guéret ... Le soldat avec Mac Fish (uncredited)
Louis Jojot ... Gontrand (uncredited)
Jacques Mauclair ... Le maire (uncredited)
Daniel Prévost ... Le Général Vallemat (uncredited)
Yves Robert ... Le général Baderna (uncredited)
Sabine Sun ... Mimi la Rose (uncredited)
Sylvain ... Le suisse (uncredited)
Eric Vasberg ... Un soldat avec Mac Fish (uncredited)

Directed by
Philippe de Broca 
 
Writing credits
Daniel Boulanger (scenario and dialogue)

Maurice Bessy (idea)

Produced by
Philippe de Broca .... producer
Michelle de Broca .... producer
 
Original Music by
Georges Delerue 
 
Cinematography by
Pierre Lhomme 
 
Film Editing by
Françoise Javet 
 
Production Design by
François de Lamothe 
 
Set Decoration by
François de Lamothe 
 
Costume Design by
Jacques Fonteray 
 
Production Management
Gérard Crosnier .... production manager
Jacques Juranville .... production manager
Jacques Juranville .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Marc Monnet .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Jacques Carrère .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
François About .... assistant camera
Vincent Rossell .... still photographer
 
Other crew
Jean Richard .... animal handler
François Vila .... press agent
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Le roi de coeur" - France (original title)
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Runtime:
102 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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Trivia:
Cited by lyrics author and poet Horacio Ferrer as a direct influence in his masterpiece "Balada para un loco", co-written with the great musician Astor Piazzolla.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Plumpick rides in the dromedary-drawn carriage to the coronation, in the close-ups he sits to the left when speaking with Duchess, but in later shots he sits to her right.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Saving Private Ryan (1998)See more »
Soundtrack:
Thème Du Retour À L'AsileSee more »

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20 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
Great, Charming, Profound, 15 May 2004
Author: middleburg

The King of Hearts should be seen by a new generation of viewers now in the

summer of 2004. This is a great fable--which during the 1980s might have

seemed dated, but now is more relevant than ever. It is a great meditation on war. As a movie, the circus-like atmosphere and characters combine to form a grand entertainment. We get seduced by the world of childlike imagination and sense of wonder we see in the inmates. We embrace them. Great

philosophical moments abound--all surrounded by beautiful colors, wonderfully funny moments and a gorgeous music score. The final scene is such a classic-- and takes the audience by such surprise--one goes out of the film absolutely

exhilarated. A funny, charming and ultimately profound film.

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