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by Alain Guiraudie


Armand Lacourtade, a 43-year- old farm equipment salesman, can no longer bear his homosexual bachelorhood. When he meets Curly, a plucky teenage girl, he changes orientations. With everyone pursuing them, they defy dangers of all kinds to live their forbidden love. They make for a strange pair. But it this what Armand dreamed of?

international title: The King of Escape
original title: Le Roi de l'évasion
country: France
year: 2009
genre: fiction
directed by: Alain Guiraudie
film run: 99'
release date: FR 05/08/2009, BE 26/08/2009
screenplay: Alain Guiraudie, Laurent Lunetta, Frédérique Moreau
cast: Ludovic Berthillot, Hafsia Herzi, Jean Toscan, Pierre Laur, François Clavier, Luc Palun, Pascal Aubert, Bruno Valayer
cinematography by: Sabine Lancelin
film editing: Benedicte Brunet, Yann Dedet
art director: Didier Pons
costumes designer: Roy Genty
music: Xavier Boussiron
producer: Sylvie Pialat
production: Les Films du Worso, ARTE France Cinéma
backing: Arte/ZDF
distributor: Les Films du Losange

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