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Palais royal! (2005)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Princesse Armelle
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Prince Arnaud
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René-Guy
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Laurence
Denis Podalydès ...
Titi
Michel Vuillermoz ...
Prince Alban
Gisèle Casadesus ...
Reine mère Alma
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Bruno, le coach
Maurane ...
Maurane
Véronique Barrault ...
Frédérique Dianausoa, la journaliste de Londres
Etienne Chicot ...
Le photographe Olah !
Pierre Vernier ...
Monsieur l'Ambassadeur
Franck de la Personne ...
Le ministre de la santé
Michel Fortin ...
Le paparazzi Ikéa #1
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Storyline

Eugenia is the queen of an imaginary European country. When her husband dies, quite unexpectedly, the country is left without a king. According to the law, the new king needs to be married so that leaves out the eldest son. Her youngest son, Prince Arnaud is married to the lovely Armelle and they have two young children. They become the future rulers of the kingdom. Written by Dagmar

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23 November 2005 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Den kongelige familie  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$2,985,385 (France) (2 December 2005)

Gross:

$28,847,825 (Europe) (30 December 2005)
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Visa d'exploitation en France: #110613 See more »

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Spoofed in Beauties at War (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Amoureux de ma femme
(1974)
Lyrics and Music by Pace, Panzeri, Beretta, Del Prete
French words by Yves Dessca
Performed by Richard Anthony
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A bit long, but witty
14 September 2007 | by (St. Petrograd, Russia) – See all my reviews

This is, of course, a comedy. So, let's talk funny: three testicles theme, the whole Deneuve character, the opening London sequence, personal trainer guy - very funny. The whole thing is a bit long, but quite enjoyable. I'm just wondering if they also ridicule the Belge (the only French-speaking continental people with royalty), as it goes along, but I don't know French enough to catch the nuances. One interesting quality - since it is a poke at the English, the humour is very held-back (not the usual French buffonade), easily the "English gentlemen"-like comic routine, perfectly in line with stuff like the "Stiff upper lip". I guess it is THE stylistic gimmick used here, apart from the obvious Diana satire, to our delight.


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