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My King (2015)

Mon roi (original title)
Unrated | | Drama, Romance | 12 August 2016 (USA)
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Tony is admitted to a rehabilitation center after a serious skiing accident. Dependent of medical staff and painkillers, she takes the time to remember the tumultuous love story she lived with Georgio.

Director:

Maïwenn

Writers:

Etienne Comar (screenplay), Maïwenn (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Vincent Cassel ... Georgio Milevski
Emmanuelle Bercot ... Marie-Antoinette Jézéquel, dite Tony
Louis Garrel ... Solal
Isild Le Besco ... Babeth
Chrystèle Saint Louis Augustin ... Agnès
Patrick Raynal Patrick Raynal ... Denis Jézéquel
Yann Goven Yann Goven ... Jean
Paul Hamy Paul Hamy ... Pascal
Djemel Barek Djemel Barek ... Djemel
Slim El Hedli Slim El Hedli ... Slim
Lionnel Desruelles Lionnel Desruelles ... Lionel
Laetitia Dosch ... Lila
Félix Bossuet ... Simbad enfant
Giovanni Pucci Giovanni Pucci ... Simbad 3 ans
Milagros Schmoll Milagros Schmoll ... Milagros
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Storyline

Tony is admitted to a rehabilitation center after a serious ski accident. Dependent on the medical staff and pain relievers, she takes time to look back on a turbulent relationship that she experienced with Georgio. Why did they love each other? Who is this man that she loved so deeply? How did she allow herself to submit to this suffocating and destructive passion? For Tony, a difficult process of healing is in front of her, physical work which may finally set her free. Written by Ipsith

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

12 August 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,273, 12 August 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$53,809, 6 November 2016
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The movie is loosely inspired by writer-director Maïwenn's marriage to Jean-Yves Le Fur. See more »

Quotes

Georgio Milevski: You leave people for the same reason that attracted you in the first place.
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References Boyz n the Hood (1991) See more »

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Same Old Clown
Written by Marcos J. Garcia and Kendra Morris
Performed by Chico Mann
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"You must have nothing to lose in order to love with heart and soul"
21 August 2016 | by DVR_BraleSee all my reviews

I've already written about chemistry between Nicolas Cage and Tea Leoni in The Family Man and between Rebecca Hall and Jason Sudeikis in Tumbledown. But chemistry between Vincent Cassel and Emmanuelle Bercot surpasses everything I've ever seen. In all ups and downs love brings, two of them were able to maintain the same connection throughout the entire movie.

So far, I've seen Vincent Cassel starring in Irreversible and playing Jacques Mesrine in L'ennemi public n°1; two great movies. But his performance in Mon Roi is better than those two - maybe the single greatest performance I've ever seen. His delivery was amazingly realistic - like he didn't even act but acted like in everyday normal life. After seeing Mon Roi Vincent Cassel became Georgio Milevski for me.

Georgio Milevski initially appeared to me as an adulterous, drug using psycho. Nothing more. Maybe charming and funny psycho and hence a dangerous psycho. But as I continued to watch the movie I couldn't help myself not to feel some sympathy for him. Maybe there was something frank and loving about him. Maybe he's loving at the core of his heart which has been ruined by addictions. My reason told me there was nothing good about him but my heart told me a different story - that in which Georgio sincerely struggles to overcome what he had become for the sake of his partner. I'm still not sure who he really is and that makes me uncomfortable because the same feeling must have gone through Tony's head. That ignorance may be the reason she allowed herself to submit to him. I think this attitude lies at the very heart of "can't live with, can't live without" relationships. That's why this impersonation may be the best I've ever seen - it made me feel disturbed and angry but sensible as well since there just is something mysterious about Georgio.

Emmanuelle Bercot played Tony - deeply committed but deeply inside broken women who tolerates more than she should. After seeing Tony's struggles I asked myself again a question which begets a decent answer: why do we remain committed to relationships which bring only pain and misery? Is that love? Can love be destructive towards yourself? No. It's addiction which makes us stick to destructive relationships. Georgio and Tony are somehow very alike: he's addicted to drug and partying but Tony's addicted to him. They're both addicts struggling to quit - Georgio taking drugs and Tony dating Georgio.

The way I interpreted a relationship between Tony's physical rehab and her reminiscence of a relationship is the following: her physical rehab is just a vivid analogy of her psychical rehab; the same way she has to treat her knee in order to be repaired is the way she has to treat her heart. With patience, tenderness and help of other loving people.

In conclusion: this is a type of movie which may touch you deeply if you were ever involved in tumultuous relationship. You may find looking at your past or present relationship as a third person since Mon roi may bring forth some memories.


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