Last year Alain Guiraudie really hit his stride with the hard, thriller edge, Stranger By the Lake. The film premiered in the Un Certain Regard section of the 66th Cannes FIlm Festival and earned the praise of critics and the public alike, winning two awards including one for Best Director. His latest project, KING OF ESCAPE, was made before Stranger By The Lake but it further demonstrates Guirardie’s flare for passion, dark humour and arresting, controversial storytelling.
King of Escape sees Ludovic Berthillot play Armand, a gay tractor salesman and not the sharpest tool in the shed. When he rescues Curly (Hafsia Herzi), 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.
“[A] bumptious yet tender comedy.” – New Yorker“Thoroughly entertaining character comedy.” – Variety
KING OF ESCAPE is a film about tractors, aphrodisiacs and forbidden love. Hilarious, daring and outrageously controversial, King of Escape is a riotous French sex comedy about raising cocks in rural France and is scheduled for release on DVD and On-Demand on 23rd March 2015.