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Queen to Play (DVD)

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    A middle-aged maid with few prospects before her finds a new lease on life via the game of chess, in this unusual tale that marked the first directorial go-round of acclaimed scriptwriter Caroline Bottaro (LES AVEUX DE L'INNOCENT). French screen siren ......more

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A middle-aged maid with few prospects before her finds a new lease on life via the game of chess, in this unusual tale that marked the first directorial go-round of acclaimed scriptwriter Caroline Bottaro (LES AVEUX DE L'INNOCENT). French screen siren Sandrine Bonnaire (A NOS AMOURS) stars as Helene, a Frenchwoman employed as a housekeeper in a posh Corsican hotel. Though devoted and diligent as a wife and mother, she lacks any real passion in her life. That changes in a single, defining instant when Helene espies a mysterious couple (the female played by Jennifer Beals) exchanging erotic glances and seductive gestures over a chessboard, on a nearby balcony. Feeling sexual arousal, Helene misguidedly tries to parlay this into her own personal life by giving her boatworker husband an electronic chessboard, but the connection between this and a need for greater intimacy eludes him. Helene's curiosity about chess nonetheless endures, and when she fails to teach herself to play sans assistance, she turns to an eccentric, reclusive American whose house she cleans, Dr. Kroger (Kevin Kline) and asks him to mentor her in the game. In time, her expertise outstrips Kroger's and she begins to live and breathe chess, but this very passion also threatens to alienate the woman's family, who perceive a form of infidelity in this new obsession.

Actor(s): Sandrine Bonnaire, Kevin Kline, Francis Renaud, Valerie Lagrange, Jennifer Beals
Director(s): Caroline Bottaro
Studio: Zeitgeist Video
Format: DVD 
Genre: Drama/Foreign Video - French
Rating: Unrated
UPC: 795975113632
Dimensions: 0.5 x 5.25 x 7.5 in
Weight: 0.2 lbs
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  • Queen To Play

    Wonderful film about the power of an individual to make an idea/dream become a reality. The film is loaded with sexism, romance, love, determination, jealous husband, socially conscious teen-age daughter. It is in French with English subtitles. You will enjoy this film.

    • How did the image on site compare with the actual product? Saw this movie at Traverse City Film Festival
    • How accurate was the on site description of the product? On site description is insufficient.

    bertie14 from West Hartford, Connecticut, Aug 3, 2011

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