Le roi de cœur / King of Hearts

TitleLe roi de cœur / King of Hearts
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1966
AuthorsBroca, Philippe de
Running Time1h 35min
Date Released12/21/1966
DistributorUnited Artists
Publication LanguageFrench

A comedic fable about war, King of Hearts follows a Scottish soldier assigned to disarm a German bomb in a small French town at the end of World War I. As the Imperial German Army retreats, they booby trap the whole town to explode. The locals flee and, left to their own devices, a gaggle of cheerful lunatics escape the asylum and take over the town — thoroughly confusing the lone Scottish soldier who has been dispatched to defuse the bomb. Although not an immediate commercial success, the film and its message became a cult favorite during the Vietnam War.  

Original PublicationLe roi de cœur
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