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This quirky comedic war film focuses on Scottish soldier Charles Plumpick (Alan Bates), who is sent to a French town on a mission to disarm a bomb left behind by the retreating German army. Plumpick discovers that the area is deserted except for the inmates of the local asylum. The mental patients playfully take over the town and pronounce the soldier their king. While Plumpick is intrigued by the antics of the former inmates, he must stay on task and find the bomb before it detonates.

Cast & Crew

Alan Bates
Le soldat Charles Plumpick alias le roi de coeur
Geneviève Bujold
Coquelicot
Pierre Brasseur
Le Général Géranium
Jean-Claude Brialy
Le Duc de Trèfle
Françoise Christophe
La Duchesse
Julien Guiomar
Monseigneur Marguerite
Micheline Presle
Madame Eva alias Madame Eglantine
Michel Serrault
Monsieur Marcel
Adolfo Celi
Le Colonel Alexander MacBibenbrook
Daniel Boulanger
Le Colonel Helmut von Krack
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Critic Reviews for King of Hearts

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  • Jul 15, 2010
    When the populace of a small French town during WWI evacuates because of a bomb threat from the Germans, Pvt. Charles Plumpick (Alan Bates) is sent in to diffuse the bomb. What he doesn't know -- but we do -- is that the people he encounters in the town are all lunatic asylum escapees. In a lot of ways, the patients seem more sane than the officers and soliders involved in the war....they are definitely happier. The lesson of this film might be "Ignorance is bliss," or maybe "Sanity isn't all it's cracked up to be."
    Cindy I Super Reviewer
  • Jan 18, 2009
    "In a mad world only the mad are sane." -Akira Kurosawa
    Randy T Super Reviewer
  • Apr 01, 2007
    not for all tastes but if you're game its enjoyable
    jay n Super Reviewer
  • Jan 31, 2007
    A soldier is sent into a town of crazy people during the war and finds that maybe the crazy ones are the people outside the town.
    Jason S Super Reviewer

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