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the king of escape

ALAIN GUIRAUDIE

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Synopsis

Armand Lacourtade, 43 years old, seller of farm implements, does not support anymore its life of single homosexual. When he meets Curly, a teenager who is not afraid of anything, he turns of edge. Chased by all, they defy all the dangers to live this forbidden love. They eventually created a funny couple. But is it really of that about which Armand had dreamed?

Producers

Les films du Worso, Gladys Glover

Financial Partners

Canal +, Cinécinéma, Arte/Cofinova, CNC (Avance sur Recettes), Région Midi-Pyrénées, PROCIREP et ANGOA-AGICOA

Script

Alain Guiraudie et Laurent Lunetta avec la collaboration de Frédérique Moreau

Casting

Ludovic Berthillot et Hafsia Herzi

Release

2009

International sales

Les Films du Losange

Festivals and rewards

  • Rio de Janeiro Film Festival (2009,2013)

  • Locarno International Film Festival

  • CPH PIX

  • Rendez-vous with French cinema (NY)

  • Turin - International Film Festival

  • Vienna International Film Festival

  • Tokyo - International Film Festival

  • BIFF 

  • Directors' Fortnight