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493 Ratings

My King

Mon roi

Directed by Maïwenn
France, 2015
Drama, Romance


The passionate and complicated story, seen through the years, of a couple with a child.

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My King Directed by Maïwenn
While the signposting and some clunky storytelling, including the literalized knee-injury frame, and a regrettable (but short) sequence in which Tony struggles with her own addiction are hackneyed, My King is a reminder that even stories of the grandest, most exuberant aspects of life sometimes find truth in the smallest of details.
August 11, 2016
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Like actor-turned-director Maïwenn’s last film, Polisse (co-written by Bercot), My King is overlong and overheated, suggesting a filmmaker who’s better at getting actors to yell at each other than at judging what’s essential. But here, there’s no professional milieu to explore, no genre mechanic to lend it a whiff of urgency—just another go at the storied cinematic tradition of French people in broken relationships.
August 11, 2016
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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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