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Queen to Play

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Original title
Joueuse (Queen to Play)
Running time
101 min.
France France
Caroline Bottaro
Nicola Piovani
Jean-Claude Larrieu
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Co-production France-Germany; Mon Voisin Productions / Blueprint Film / Studio Canal / France 2 Cinéma
Drama | Chess
Synopsis / Plot
In a small Corsican village, Hélène leads an uneventful but contented life. In her early forties, she is happily married, has a teenage daughter and works as a chambermaid in a hotel. One day, she sees a couple playing chess in a hotel room and becomes fascinated by the game. With the help of Monsieur Kröger, a strange old man, Hélène not only learns the rules of the game but soon becomes a talented player. But whilst this intellectual awakening gives Hélène a new lease of life, it is not without its consequences, for her relationship with her family and friends...
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