Queen to play

Queen to play

Joueuse

DVD - 2011 | French
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"Lovely and quietly intelligent, French chambermaid Hélène ... comes upon a couple ... engaged in an intensely sensual chess match and discovers she has a knack for the game. This obsession, much to the chagrin of her husband and teenage daughter, leads her to seek the clandestine tutelage of a reclusive American doctor ... a liaison that radically transforms both of their lackluster lives"--Container.
Publisher: [New York, N.Y.] :, Zeitgeist Films,, [2011]
Edition: Widescreen version.
Branch Call Number: FRE DVD FEATURE QUE
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (97 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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Alternative Title: Joueuse

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IV27HUjg
Aug 01, 2016

OK in a week of blaa on TV. Kline kind of mumbles thru his beard. Never a big fan of French film, food, sights, or great interest in the culture & people... know nothing about chess, but tend to think it's played by more men the women. Hooray for 'her'.

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bjohns
Aug 01, 2015

A typical French movie where a not-very-attractive French actress convinces us she is truly beautiful in the end. Kevin Kline does not detract from the plot. If you like French films that have a feminist point, check it out.

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Livresjrg
May 08, 2012

Ms. Bonnaire's portrayal of a French working-class wife and mother desiring a little more excitement in her life is amazing to watch. Her facial expressions, as well as those of Kevin Kline, pull the viewer into their chess game -- you feel that you are there and rooting, in fact, for them both. I wanted to watch this one twice.

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ralwal
Jan 08, 2012

This was a most enjoyable "little gem" .

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GuyN
Dec 13, 2011

Sandrine Bonnaire shows a lot of range in portraying a very restrained and focused character, a woman who is used to working for her family without thought of self that finds in chess a goal of her own. Kevin Kline is perfect as a recluse professor who becomes her mentor. His performance is more understated than I am accustomed to seeing from him. The scene is Corsica. If you want action and plot you might find this movie too chewy for you.

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