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Queen to Play (2009)

Joueuse (original title)
Unrated | | Drama | 1 April 2011 (USA)
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Middle-aged chambermaid Hélène's newfound obsession with the game of chess leads her to seek the tutelage of a reclusive American expat, transforming both of their ho-hum lives in the ... See full summary »

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Middle-aged chambermaid Hélène's newfound obsession with the game of chess leads her to seek the tutelage of a reclusive American expat, transforming both of their ho-hum lives in the process. Written by Palm Springs International Film Festival

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€5,000,000 (estimated)

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$28,092 (USA) (1 April 2011)

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$478,572 (USA) (26 August 2011)
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The first morning when she's preparing to leave the house, Helene makes a tight chignon of her hair. When she's outside the hotel room, her chignon is much larger. Then, as soon as she enters the hotel room, her chignon is small again. See more »

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8 April 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In a time when movies are made to shock people into feeling, this movie would not appeal. However, for those who can feel without shock...it's great! Onward I'd say the movie expresses elements of the story's plot through the actions and flow of the movie itself. The movie flow is gentle like The lead character. She doesn't manhandle Her task; it's not the game that she loves so much as how Beals character awakened Her. The lead associates that feeling with the game. Beals character tipped Her briefly and she ran with it. She found the gift left by Beals character like a key and for strength. There are many hidden messages, intended or not. The lead appeared as though she had little control over the outcome of events on her routine life. Her journey parallels the game. Wonderful soundtrack ! Thank you


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