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Queen to Play

Queen to Play

A Feature film by Caroline Bottaro

Produced by Mon Voisin Productions

Release in France : 05/08/2009

    Synopsis

    In a small Corsican village, Hélène's life is made up of days that follow one after the other, all of them the same.

    This unassuming, discreet woman works as a housemaid in a hotel and seems happy with her husband, Ange, and their fifteen-year-old daughter, Lisa. Her modest and monotonous life seems entirely mapped out.

    Everything changes the day when, going about her work, she comes across a young, very attractive American couple playing chess on a hotel balcony.

    Initially intrigued, then completely crazy about the game, Hélène obstinately puts everything into place to master the rules of chess to a level of excellence. She can count on the assistance of Doctor Kröger, a mysterious inhabitant of the village. But this positive metamorphosis toward a new freedom doesn't occur without profoundly modifying Hélène's relationships with her family, friends, and the other village inhabitants.

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    17/10/2014

    Queen to Play

    French trailer

    Actors (11)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Mon Voisin Productions

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    STUDIOCANAL

    Co-production :

    France 2 Cinéma

    French distribution :

    STUDIOCANAL

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    Photos (8)

    Full credits (13)

    Executive Producers :

    Dominique Besnehard, Michel Feller

    Author of original work :

    Bertina Henrichs

    Director of Photography :

    Jean-Claude Larrieu

    Production Manager :

    Rémi Bergman

    Editor :

    Tina Baz Le Gal

    Music Composer :

    Nicola Piovani

    Costume designer :

    Dorothée Guiraud

    Assistant Director :

    Julien Zidi

    Screenwriters :

    Caroline Bottaro, Caroline Maly

    Sound recordists :

    Erwan Kerzanet, Sélim Azzazi, Emmanuel Croset

    Press Attaché (film) :

    François Hassan Guerrar

    Production Designer :

    Emmanuel de Chauvigny

    Casting :

    Tatiana Vialle

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Production language :

    French

    Coproducer countries :

    France, Germany

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    Majority French (France, Germany)

    Production year :

    2008

    French release :

    05/08/2009

    Runtime :

    1 h 37 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    119.395

    Visa issue date :

    02/07/2009

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.85

    Audio format :

    Dolby SR

    Rating restrictions :

    None

    Posters (3)

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    Delegations (8)

    Presskit (2)

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