While it was made in 2009, King Of Escape is getting a new UK release now following the success of director Alain Guiraudie’s last movie, Stranger By The Lake. King Of Escape is in some respects a very different movie, although you can certainly feel the echoes between the two films.
King Of Escape is the sort of film that’s likely to divide audiences, as you really need to ‘get’ it. If you don’t you’re likely to think it’s weird, somewhat inexplicable and more than a little nasty. However the key is to understand that while this appears to be a comedy set in rural France, in many respects it’s a subversive fantasy taking place somewhere where the rules don’t quite match up to what we expect. [Read more…]