King of Hearts

102 Minutes • NR • In French, English, German w/English Subtitles 102 Minutes • NR • In French

Showings

Lark Theater Wed, Apr 4 11:00 AM
Lark Theater Thu, Apr 5 4:00 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Classic
Release Year:1966
Rating:NR
Genre:Comedy
Drama
Romance
Production Country:France
Germany
Original Langauge:French
English
German
Subtitles:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Philippe de Broca
Cast:Alan Bates
Genevieve Bujold
Screenwriter:Daniel Boulanger,
Maurice Bessy

Description

NEW 4K RESTORATION!

 

During World War I, Scottish soldier Private Plumpick is sent on a mission to a village in the French countryside to disarm a bomb set by the retreating German army. Plumpick encounters a strange town occupied by the former residents of the local psychiatric hospital who escaped after the villagers deserted. Assuming roles like Bishop, Duke, barber, and circus ringmaster, they warmly accept the visitor as their King of Hearts. With his reconnaissance and bomb-defusing mission looming, Plumpick starts to prefer the acceptance of the insane locals over the insanity of the war raging outside. Since its debut, King of Hearts has become a worldwide cult favorite and stands out as one of de Broca’s most memorable films. Fifty years after its original release, this satirical look at the absurdities of war is presented in a gorgeous new 4K restoration for modern audiences to discover.

 

"The cast is uniformly excellent, particularly Alan Bates, Genevieve Bujold, Jean-Claude Brialy, Francois Christophe and Adolfo Celi." -NY Times