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Maurice Garrel in Kings and Queen

Kings and Queen

2005 NR

Director Arnaud Desplechin deftly mixes comedy and tragedy in this tale that traces the intersecting lives of Nora (Emmanuelle Devos), a professionally successful single mom, and her ex-husband, Ismaël (Mathieu Amalric), a neurotic musician who's mistakenly been committed to a mental hospital. Ismaël's comic antics in the asylum are juxtaposed against Nora's anguish upon learning that her father is dying and that her future's uncertain.

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