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Director  Caroline Bottaro
Initial DVD release  May 31, 2011
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Language  French
6.8/10 IMDb


Genre  Drama
Music director  Nicola Piovani
Country  France
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Release date  August 5, 2009 (2009-08-05) (France)
Based on  La Joueuse d’echecs  by Bertina Henrichs
Writer  Caroline Bottaro, Bertina Henrichs (novel)
Cast  Sandrine Bonnaire (Hélène), Kevin Kline (Kröger), Valérie Lagrange (Maria), Francis Renaud (Ange), Alexandra Gentil (Lisa), Alice Pol (Natalia)
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Queen to Play (original title Joueuse, the feminine form of “player”) is a 2009 French-German film directed by Caroline Bottaro.

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Synopsis

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The film stars Sandrine Bonnaire as a French chambermaid on the island of Corsica. She develops an interest in chess. She has been cleaning the house of an American doctor (played by Kevin Kline in his first French-speaking role), and he begins helping her practice and improve. She must deal with her growing fascination with the game and with her husband and teenaged daughter.

Cast

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  • Sandrine Bonnaire as Hélène
  • Kevin Kline as Kröger
  • Valérie Lagrange as Maria
  • Francis Renaud as Ange
  • Alexandra Gentil as Lisa
  • Alice Pol as Natalia
  • Didier Ferrari as Jacky
  • Laurence Colussi as Pina
  • Élisabeth Vitali as Marie-Jeanne
  • Daniel Martin as The President of the Chess Club
  • Dominic Gould as L'Américain
  • Jennifer Beals as L'Américaine
  • Awards

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  • 2010: Special Mention for John Schlesinger Award for Outstanding First Feature Palm Springs International Film Festival
  • 2009: Official Selection Tribeca Film Festival
  • Release

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    The film had its world premiere on April 25, 2009 in both New York City and Los Angeles, at the Tribeca Film Festival and the ColCoa Film Festival respectively. The national release in France was on August 5, 2009 and in Germany on January 7, 2010. The film is distributed in the U.S. by Zeitgeist Films and was released there on April 1, 2011.


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