Joueuse: a housemaid falling in love with chess

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In Joueuse a housemaid sees two people playing chess, and then falls in love with the royal game. Starring Sandrine Bonnaire and Kevin Kline, Queen to Play (English title) opened in German cinemas yesterday, where it's called Die Schachspielerin. Has anyone seen it already?

The French/German film Joueuse was directed and written by Caroline Bottaro, together with Caroline Maly and Jeanne Le Guillou. It's based on Bertina Henrichs' 2005 novel The Chess Player. It's distributed by StudioCanal in France and Concorde Filmverleih in Germany, and from the German Chessbase site we learn that it opened in cinemas yesterday.

The Palm Springs Film Festival described the movie as follows:

Sandrine Bonnaire and Kevin Kline (in his first French-speaking role) shine in this sophisticated feel-good comedy set in idyllic Corsica. Middle-aged chambermaid Hélène's newfound obsession with the game of chess leads her to seek the tutelage of a reclusive American expat, transforming both of their ho-hum lives in the process.

French trailer: Joueuse


English trailer: Queen to Play


Has anyone of our readers seen the movie already? Do share your opinion in the comments!


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