The King of Escape

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Part of “Rendez-Vous with French Cinema 2010.” Director Alain Guiraudie in person.

When a gay, middle-aged tractor salesman (Ludovic Berthillot) helps to rescue a 16-yearold girl (The Secret of the Grain’s remarkable Hafsia Herzi) from bullies, she falls head over heels for her unlikely savior. And he decides to try batting for the other team. Soon, they’re on the run from parents and locals alike in this delightfully offbeat comedy from Alain Guiraudie (That Old Dream That Moves, New York Film Festival 2001).

  • Country France
  • Language French
  • Rating NR
  • Year 2009
  • Running Time 97 minutes
  • Director Alain Guiraudie