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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


    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.



    Queen to Play

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    Executive Producer :

    Mon Voisin Productions

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Tamasa Distribution

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    France 2 Cinéma

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    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

    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 :

    Manu de Chauvigny

    Casting :

    Tatiana Vialle

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    Feature film

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    France, Germany

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    Majority French (France, Germany)

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    1 h 37 min

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    Dolby SR

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