Joueuse

A charmingly low-key seriocomic.
-Jason Bailey, FOURTH ROW CENTER
Riveting.
-Ronnie Scheib, VARIETY
Bonnaire delivers a beautifully modulated turn, delineating Helene's liberating transformation in quietly powerful and convincing fashion.
-Frank Scheck, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
Boasts an admirable dramatic subtlety and several strong performances.
-Frank Scheck, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

Synopsis

Hélène works as a hotel maid in a small Corsican village. Her humdrum routine is interrupted one day when she notices a young couple playing chess. Fascinated by the game and eager to learn it, Hélène seeks the help of Mister Kröger (Kevin Klein), a doctor in the village who reluctantly agrees to be her mentor. Under his guidance, she prepares for a tournament -- but she is not prepared for the passion she will discover and the profound effect it will have on her life.

Theatrical Release Date

Original Languages: French
Genre: Drama
Running Time: 101 min.
Year: 2009

CREDITS

DIRECTED BY
Caroline Bottaro