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The King of Escape (2009)
"Le roi de l'évasion" (original title)

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Armand, a man who sells farm machines in the country, is a popular middle-aged homosexual. Just as he was getting sick of life, he falls in love with a young girl called, Curlie, and goes on the run from her parents and the police.

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Cast

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Armand Lacourtade
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Curly Durandot
Pierre Laur ...
Robert Rapaille
Luc Palun ...
Daniel Durandot
Pascal Aubert ...
Paul, le patron
François Clavier ...
Le commissaire
Bruno Valayer ...
Jean-Jacques
Jean Toscan ...
Jean
Mauricette Gourdon ...
Mme Rapaille
Georges Vaur ...
Le vieux garagiste
Jeanine Canezin ...
Marinette
Jean-Pierre Rouane ...
Le patron du bar
Melha Bossard ...
Mme Durandot
Fabrice Poulain ...
Un policier
Frédéric Felder ...
Un policier
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Armand, a man who sells farm machines in the country, is a popular middle-aged homosexual. Just as he was getting sick of life, he falls in love with a young girl called, Curlie, and goes on the run from her parents and the police.

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Funny and smart
24 May 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When I first read about the movie, I thought I might be bored, but I was wrong. The movie is very funny, from beginning to end. The humor is sometimes slight, sometimes obvious, sometimes verbal, sometimes visual. The plot is original and rich. The hero is a gay man in his forties, leading stagnant life, not necessarily fulfilling, but not miserable either. Several things happen that cause him to doubt himself, and develop midlife crisis. He's attempting to make some drastic changes in his life, and goes though a comic journey of finding himself. Although the hero is gay, the story conveys a message that is universally appealing, for gay and straight viewers. Very enjoyable movie!


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