Le Roi de coeur (King Of Hearts) (1967)
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The French/Italian/British King of Hearts (Le Roi de Coeur) takes place during World War I, but it might as well have been the Vietnamese conflict so far as its youthful "core" audience was concerned. Overacting outrageously, Adolfo Celi plays British colonel Alexander MacBibenbrook, who orders mild-mannered Scotsman Pvt. Charles Plumpick (Alan Bates) to undertake a life-or-death mission in a tiny French village. While evacuating the town, the Germans have left behind a time bomb that will
Jun 19, 1967 Wide
Apr 10, 2001
MGM Home Entertainment
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It's the kind of comic allegory about war that depends on muddleheadedness in order to make much sense, but if you're feeling muddleheaded, you might find yourself charmed and enchanted by the conceit.
De Broca's anti-war parable about who's sane and who's mad is not very deep but it's innocently charming. It was extremely popular when released in 1966, becoming a cult movie in campuses.
The outrageous comical fable became a sleeper cult hit, that offers more spectacle than story.
a minor masterpiece
Near classic Alan Bates vehicle
Depending on your taste and mood, this will all be charming or more than a little cloying. But can you really hate a movie with a white camel in it?
This engaging 1966 comedy isn't de Broca's best movie, but it was so popular with American audiences in the late '60s that it's still one of the era's most fondly remembered cult classics.
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