THE KING OF ESCAPE

ALAIN GUIRAUDIE

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Synopsis

Forty-three-year-old Armand Lacourtade, a farm equipment vendor, can no longer stand the single homosexual life. When he encounters Curly, a fearless teenage girl, he totally changes tack. Pursued by all and sundry, they brave all  dangers in order to live this forbidden love and end up forming a peculiar couple. But is this really what Armand was dreaming of ?

Producers

Worso films,  Gladys Glover

Financial partners

CNC (Advance on receipts), Midi-Pyrénées Region, Arte/Cofinova

Script

Alain Guiraudie, Laurent Lunetta, Frédérique Moreau

Cast

Ludovic Berthillot, Hafsia Herzi

French release

July 15th, 2009

French distribution

& International sales

Diamond Films

Broadcast

Canal +, Cinema, ARTE

Festivals and awards

  • Rio de Janeiro Film Festival (2009,2013)

  • Locarno International Film Festival

  • CPH PIX

  • Rendez-vous with French cinema (NY)

  • Turin - International Film Festival

  • Vienna International Film Festival

  • Tokyo - International Film Festival

  • BIFF 

  • Directors' Fortnight