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King of Escape
King of Escape

King of Escape 2009


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King of Escape 2009 18

93 mins France Director. Alain Guiraudie

A hilarious and outrageous comedy from the director of Stranger by the Lake. Armand is a gay tractor salesman and not the sharpest tool in the shed. When he rescues Curly, the daughter of his greatest rival, the two embark on a mad chase through the forest pursued by a very angry father with a gun. Totally unknown to Armand, however, is the bizarre sexual frenzy he’s ignited in the other men in town, with him as the object of their desire…

While Stranger by the Lake had its moments of droll humour, Alain Guiraudie’s earlier King of Escape is an out-and-out comedy stacked with strangeness and wild twists that will astound and delight.

Directed by

Alain Guiraudie


Ludovic Berthillot

Hafsia Herzi

Pierre Laur




Something Funny Sex The Art of Seduction Classic Cannes Festival Flare LGBT


18 Contains strong sex







Production company

Films du Worso, Les

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