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655 Ratings

My King

Mon roi

Directed by Maïwenn
France, 2015
Drama, Romance


Tony is admitted to a rehabilitation center after a serious ski accident. Dependent on the medical staff and pain relievers, she takes time to look back on a turbulent relationship that she experienced with Georgio. Why did they love each other? Who is this man that she loved so deeply?

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My King Directed by Maïwenn
The director, Maïwenn (who wrote the screenplay with Étienne Comar), knows how to make dysfunction delicious and self-destruction a blast. Told in flashback, the breathless collision and decade-long duel between Tony, a guarded lawyer, and Georgio (Vincent Cassel, spraying pheromones), an impulsively charismatic restaurateur, is a tango of light and shade.
August 11, 2016
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Mon Roi, the latest film from the French actress and director Maïwenn, is a great, seething pot of delicious emotional noodles… This is an energised romantic drama overflowing with humour and passion, and a worthy addition to this year’s competition programme at Cannes.
May 20, 2015
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Like, say, Abdellatif Kechiche’s wetter but less convincing Blue Is the Warmest Color, which overtook Cannes two years ago, Maïwenn leaves no water in the sponge. Her generosity is a gift — one some people would send back to the mall or have tested for an STD. But she works with an immediacy that’s like lightning here.
May 18, 2015
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