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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.

Director:

Alain Guiraudie

Writers:

Alain Guiraudie (screenplay), Laurent Lunetta (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ludovic Berthillot Ludovic Berthillot ... Armand Lacourtade
Hafsia Herzi ... Curly Durandot
Pierre Laur Pierre Laur ... Robert Rapaille
Luc Palun Luc Palun ... Daniel Durandot
Pascal Aubert Pascal Aubert ... Paul, le patron
François Clavier François Clavier ... Le commissaire
Bruno Valayer Bruno Valayer ... Jean-Jacques
Jean Toscan Jean Toscan ... Jean
Mauricette Gourdon Mauricette Gourdon ... Mme Rapaille
Georges Vaur Georges Vaur ... Le vieux garagiste
Jeanine Canezin Jeanine Canezin ... Marinette
Jean-Pierre Rouane Jean-Pierre Rouane ... Le patron du bar
Melha Bossard Melha Bossard ... Mme Durandot
Fabrice Poulain Fabrice Poulain ... Un policier
Frédéric Felder 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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Adventure | Comedy

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

15 July 2009 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Ausreißer See more »

Filming Locations:

Albi, Tarn, France See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$158,647
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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A fresh and invigorating celebration of love, freedom and life!
4 February 2010 | by chatbadaSee all my reviews

This is one on the best movies I have seen last year, and was lucky to see once again lately on DVD. It is so fresh, celebrating what is best in life: love, friends, freedom, nature, sensuality, and in an original way, with people you rarely see on movies, I mean elderly farmer, whom are very authentic and funny... Also the director really succeed in creating a world and atmosphere of its own, with incredible character, and succeed every time in surprising you. You also feel sometimes like its a kind of dream, and that the movie beyond its realistic kind is somehow almost fantastic. Of course, if you are the kind of people whom only like classic character, handsome boys and sexy girls, you will be very disappointed. But if you like original and somehow crazy movies, that are sincere and simple, you will definitely like this one!


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