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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.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Georgio Milevski
... Marie-Antoinette Jézéquel, dite Tony
... Solal
... Babeth
... Agnès
Patrick Raynal ... Denis Jézéquel
Yann Goven ... Jean
Paul Hamy ... Pascal
Djemel Barek ... Djemel
Slim El Hedli ... Slim
Lionnel Desruelles ... Lionel
... Lila
... Simbad enfant
Giovanni Pucci ... Simbad 3 ans
Milagros Schmoll ... Milagros
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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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Opening Weekend USA:

$6,273, 12 August 2016, Limited Release

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$53,809, 6 November 2016
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Both director and actress in My King (2015) premiered films at the 68th Cannes Film Festival in 2015. Maïwenn directed Mon roi. Emmanuelle Bercot's La tête haute (2015) starring Catherine Deneuve, Rod Paradot and Benoît Magimel opened the French festival out of competition. See more »

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Marie-Antoinette Jézéquel, dite Tony: I don't know you, in fact. We don't know each other.
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Without preaching or judgement this is an honest portrait of a marriage and love and everything else that comes with it.
11 March 2016 | by See all my reviews

Tony is recovering from a leg trauma in a rehabilitation centre on the border of the sea. But the real trauma is in her soul. Reflecting on what brought her to this point in her life she is remembering the affair with handsome and unpredictable Georgio, and their turbulent relationship over the last ten years. It brought her happiness but also a lot of pain. How soon will she be back on her feet again? Will she ever?

If you like dramatic love stories you may instantly recognize the premise of the film, it had been used hundreds of times. A heroine going down the memory lane to figure out what had gone wrong. There's one thing, however, that makes MY KING to stand out – it is a very honest film with a very real, raw feel to every scene, performance and dialogue. The very intelligent but plain looking Tony seems like an odd match to charismatic and larger than life Georgio, however the sparks that are flying on screen cannot be ignored. Their affair and their relationship are believable and over the course of the film you will learn them as intimately as if they were your close friends.

There are a lot of jokes, but also a lot of sadness in the film. The film's episodic structure may be a turn off for many, but there is a feeling that the director is always in control, leading the story the right way and fixing things as soon as the narrative begin to stumble a little.

Instead of focusing on the fantastic performances from Vincent Cassel and Emmanuelle Bercot, I want to say a few words about Louis Garrel. He is only in a supporting role of Tony's younger brother, however his presence adds realism to the story and a much needed comic relief. He is one of those actors who make anything he is in a little better.

MY KING gives us a very unusual relationship, but highlights the problems everyone can identify with. Without preaching or judgement this is an honest portrait of a marriage and love and everything else that comes with it.

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