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Palais royal! (2005)

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A comedy set in the world of European royalty.

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Valérie Lemercier
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Valérie Lemercier ... Princesse Armelle
Lambert Wilson ... Prince Arnaud
Catherine Deneuve ... Eugénia
Michel Aumont ... René-Guy
Mathilde Seigner ... Laurence
Denis Podalydès ... Titi
Michel Vuillermoz Michel Vuillermoz ... Prince Alban
Gisèle Casadesus ... Reine mère Alma
Gilbert Melki ... Bruno, le coach
Maurane ... Maurane
Véronique Barrault 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 Michel Fortin ... Le paparazzi Ikéa #1
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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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Spoofed in Beauties at War (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Amoureux de ma femme
(1974)
Lyrics and Music by Daniele Pace (as Pace), Mario Panzeri (as Panzeri), Luciano Beretta (as Beretta) and Miky Del Prete (as Del Prete)
French lyrics by Yves Dessca
Performed by Richard Anthony
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Royal Flush
25 December 2005 | by writers_reignSee all my reviews

Those of us who found the much-vaunted albeit slightly dubious charm of Princess Diana terminally elusive will revel in this delicious satire in which writer-director Valerie Lemercier captures perfectly that faux demureness and all too real touch of the retard about Diana. Lemercier, who is much more lovely and desirable than Diana ever was, is right on the nose with her characterisation developing it naturally from the gauche, naive speech therapist who lucked into a Prince (Lambert Wilson)who, as the second son - shades of 'Bertie' aka George the Sixth - had no realistic claim to the throne but did have an elder brother who might be a Prince but would never make sperm Count so that when the King dies unexpectedly Wilson finds himself the new reigning Monarch and Lemercier by extension becomes Queen. Ever-so-slowly the moth becomes a social butterfly and Lemercier's genius is that she can makes us wince/reach for the sick-bag as Armelle is incapable of passing a Black child or a Senior Citizen without summoning the photographers and posing winsomely, yet sympathize with her rebellion against Royal protocol/chastisement as personified and practiced by Catherine Deneuve's Queen and Michel Aumont's Brother-in-law. The scene where Armelle gets a custard pie in the kisser will resonate with all those who longed to hurl just such a missile at the 'Queen of Hearts' as will many other scenes. By now, of course, I've lost half my readers but I urge the other half to seek out this gem as soon as possible.


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Official Sites:

Official site [France]

Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

23 November 2005 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Den Kongelige Familien See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$17,612,135
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2.35 : 1
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