Kings & Queen

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Arnaud Desplechin’s stunning film interweaves the stories of Nora (Emmanuelle Devos), a single mother about to marry for the third time, and her eccentric ex-husband Ismael (Mathieu Amalric), committed to a psychiatric ward by mistake and convinced of... read more

Arnaud Desplechin’s stunning film interweaves the stories of Nora (Emmanuelle Devos), a single mother about to marry for the third time, and her eccentric ex-husband Ismael (Mathieu Amalric), committed to a psychiatric ward by mistake and convinced of his own tragic destiny. Their lives intersect once more when Nora, troubled by her young son’s uneasy relationship with her new fiancé and the failing health of her father, visits Ismael with an unusual proposition that she hopes will solve her problems. Wonderfully played by Devos and Amalric, with a fine cameo from Catherine Deneuve as an ice-cool psychiatrist, Kings and Queen is an intricate, funny and moving epic that explores the complexities of life, love and family ties.

Original Release

09/03/2004

Cast

Catherine Deneuve Mme Vasset
Mathieu Amalric Ismaël Vuillard
Emmanuelle Devos Nora Cotterelle
Jean-Paul Roussillon Abel Vuillard
Maurice Garrel Louis Jenssens
Nathalie Boutefeu Chloé Jenssens
Magali Woch Arielle
Hippolyte Girardot Maître Marc Mamanne
Valentin Lelong Elias Cotterelle
Noemie Lvovsky Elizabeth
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Arnaud Desplechin

Writers

Arnaud Desplechin, Roger Bohbot

Cast

Catherine Deneuve Mme Vasset
Mathieu Amalric Ismaël Vuillard
Emmanuelle Devos Nora Cotterelle
Jean-Paul Roussillon Abel Vuillard
Maurice Garrel Louis Jenssens
Nathalie Boutefeu Chloé Jenssens
Magali Woch Arielle
Hippolyte Girardot Maître Marc Mamanne
Valentin Lelong Elias Cotterelle
Noemie Lvovsky Elizabeth
Elsa Wolliaston Dr. Devereux (as Elsa Woliaston)
Jan Hammenecker Nicolas
Olivier Rabourdin Jean-Jacques
Thierry Bosc M. Mader
Geoffrey Carey Claude
Olivier Borle Le moniteur
Didier Sauvegrain Le chirurgien
François Toumarkine Prospero
Miglen Mirtchev Caliban
Marc Bodnar Le psy de garde

Producers

Editors

Laurence Briaud

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