King of Hearts

Le Roi de coeur

Tuesday, July 18
4pm & 7:30pm
FIAF Florence Gould Hall

Dir. Philippe de Broca, 1966, France, Italy, 102 min, DCP, Color
With Michel Serrault, Alan Bates, Genevieve Bujold, Pierre Brasseur, Jean-Claude Brialy, Adolfo Celi, Françoise Christophe, Micheline Presle
In French and German with English subtitles

Scottish soldier Private Plumpick (Alan Bates) is sent on a mission to a French village to disarm a bomb set by the retreating German army. Plumpick soon encounters a strange town occupied by the former residents of the local psychiatric hospital. Assuming roles like Bishop, Duke, barber, and circus ringmaster, they warmly accept the Plumpick as their King of Hearts, who starts preferring their company to the insanity of war. Since its debut more than 50 years ago, this satirical look at the absurdities of war has remained a worldwide cult favorite. Courtesy of Cohen Media Group