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The King of Escape

The King of Escape (2014)

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As warm and affecting as it is fearlessly outlandish and matter-of-factly surreal, THE KING OF ESCAPE features Ludovic Berthillot, in a brave and unforgettably vanity-free performance, as Armand, a gay, overweight, middle-aged tractor salesman. After rescuing a 16-year-old girl (Curly, played by the gifted Hafsia Herzi) from an attempted sexual assault, Armand finds her developing an unlikely crush on him. Already struggling with mid-life doubts, he decides to give the relationship a go,

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Above all, the film makes us interested in what Mr. Guiraudie will come up with next.

April 10, 2014 Full Review Source: New York Times
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[A] bumptious yet tender comedy.

April 9, 2014 Full Review Source: New Yorker
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Wafer-thin plot is more an excuse for parading a rich selection of character types than anything else, as, refreshingly, the movie never gets tied up in emotional angst or sexual guilt.

April 9, 2014 Full Review Source: Variety
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Weaving numerous influences into a rich emotional tapestry, Alain Guiraudie's The King of Escape skillfully absorbs and updates its assertive cinematic forebears.

April 8, 2014 Full Review Source: Village Voice
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Cruising for Alain Guiraudie seems to be the way of nature, a drive that doesn't discriminate.

April 10, 2014 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
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[The film is] infused with unexpected streaks of whimsy and fantasy.

April 9, 2014 Full Review Source: Screen International
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Like a rowdy, rude houseguest that you'll end up remembering over the well-behaved

March 13, 2010 Full Review Source: Film-Forward.com
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  • König der Fluchten (DE)
  • The King of Escape (UK)
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