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I'm the King of the Castle (1989)

Je suis le seigneur du château (original title)
Thomas is the 12-year-old son of a millionaire who lives in a big mansion surrounded by woods in France. When his mother dies, his father hires a widowed maid to take care of everything ... See full summary »

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Monsieur Bréaud
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Madame Vernet
Régis Arpin ...
Thomas Bréaud
David Behar ...
Charles Vernet
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Thomas is the 12-year-old son of a millionaire who lives in a big mansion surrounded by woods in France. When his mother dies, his father hires a widowed maid to take care of everything while he is away. The woman brings her only son, Charles, to live with them and, hopefully, be company to lonesome Thomas. The rich boy and the poor one become enemies from the very first encounter. Moved essentially by jealousy and fear, Thomas decides to turn Charles' life into a hell on Earth, especially after their parents eventually fall in love. As the title suggests, he wants to make it clear to the invader who is the lord of the castle. Written by Michael Lauzon

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28 July 2003 | by (Dijon, France) – See all my reviews

I believe this film is giving a lesson to all the Hollywood productions, and I'm glad to see that the Cinema isn't entirely dead. For his second film, after "La femme de ma vie", Régis Wargnier draws a parallel between the cruel games of childhood and the perversity of the adult world. The child actors are acting brilliantly through a disturbing film.

VIVE LE CINEMA !


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