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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 »

Director:

Régis Wargnier

Writers:

Susan Hill (novel), Alain Le Henry | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jean Rochefort ... Monsieur Bréaud
Dominique Blanc ... Madame Vernet
Régis Arpin Régis Arpin ... Thomas Bréaud
David Behar David Behar ... Charles Vernet
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pascale Le Goff Pascale Le Goff ... L'accouchée
Frederic Renno Frederic Renno ... Le docteur
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Storyline

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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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

22 February 1989 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Alexander Nevskii, Op. 78: Cantate
Written by Sergei Prokofiev
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Re-defining Our Perceptions of Insanity
16 April 2015 | by simhou-1See all my reviews

I was not usually a fan of movies from the past....but this one truly took my breath away~ Especially the two Kids. They are truly something special....and to be recorded down in history with such an incredible film is just remarkable! They gave me chills from beginning to end, kept me captivated right from the start....and thrilled me to the very last second~ This, in my opinion, is how you truly make a Spine-Chilling Thriller! >_< If you are a fan of the classic Hitchcock Movies like Psycho, then this one is definitely your cup of tea.... There are quite a few similarities in the way they're both shot, but what makes this film stand out above the rest was those amazingly Talented Child Actors!!!

Régis Arpin's (Thomas) death Glares gave me Shivers down my Spine....his face truly Epitomises the Core of this film!!! He has taken the term "Psycho" to a Complete Other Level - Re-Defining our Perceptions of Insanity~ However, the true Heart and Soul of this film has to be the Sensationally Stunning breakthrough performance of David Behar (Charles). In my eyes, he was the true Breakout Star of the film....every second he was on-screen, Demanded Our Attention - you can't help but be Mesmerised and Captivated by his performance!! Together the two actors have truly made history and created a bond of Epic Proportions....as I'm sure this will only be the beginning of a whole new perspective to the ways in which we'll be watching movies in the future.....

All I have left to say is - Enjoy the Ride!!! Let this film take you to places you've never been before and let it Open your Mind, Eyes and Heart to something Majestic, Awe-Inspiring and Unforgettable.


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