The Queen of Hearts

Synopsis: Adele's attempt to recover from a devastating breakup leads to surprisingly hilarious results as she bounces from one lover to the next, but can't escape the vision of her ex. France. Official Selection - Locarno Int'l FF.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical
Director(s): Valérie Donzelli
Production: Film Movement
  1 nomination.
84 min

- Morning.

- Morning.


Celine, please come to the checkout.

- The check's not in your name?

- No, it's my boyfriend.

Doesn't matter, can't do it.

- But I've got his ID.

- Do you have another form of payment?

Err, no.


Yes, Nadine.

What's going on?

She has a check not in her name,

and no other way of paying.

But I've got his ID.

- Go on!

- Thank you!

Get out of here!

Yes, you! Out!




The Queen of Hearts


I can't explain,

I can't find the right words

to explain to you my pain.

It's the pain of living.

Maybe a sort of storm deep inside me.

My head hurts, my body hurts.

Abstract wounds

that cause me pain

and lead me to this conclusion:"

It's all over between us.

"You gave everything and I took it all,

but it's not enough.

Love itself is not enough, I believe. "

I'm suffocating.

If you leave, I'll kill myself.

You don't believe me? Watch this!

Let go!

"Today, you see me as a monster.

One day, you'll thank me. "

Let go!

You said you'd never leave me!

You lied!

Bastard... A**hole...

Son of a b*tch

- He's a sh*t!

- Sweetie...



splitting up is murder.

What will become of me?

I want to die!

No no no!

Stop it, that's enough.

Enough nonsense, now.

I'm going to give you

a little something to do you good.

Here, hold this.

With a little glass of water. Hup!


Now, you can't stay here...

not good for you.

You need a change of air,

go somewhere else.

You need to... breathe fresh air.

I don't have anywhere to go.

This is his house.

I've got no job.

I've got nothing.

Your mother?

I'd rather die!

Your father?

Don't have one.

There's my cousin Rachel,

but she won't want me.

Adele, can you explain to me,

who is this Spanish lady?

I'm the neighbor next door.

Mathieu has left Adele.

She wanted to kill herself,

you got that?

I gave her tranquilizers.

- Really?

- Yes.

I work all day.

I can't leave her alone in this state.

Why don't you take her?

Because she's not my family.

Today, just this once,

I can watch her here

while you work.

Impossible. I hate people

in my house when I'm not there.

This is what we'll do.

You wait for me in the park

and I'll collect her after work.

Okay, we'll do that.

Okay. We meet here at 5:00 pm.

See you at 5:


Yes, it's me.

What's going on?


But how?

He fell? He's bleeding?

I'll be right there.

Who are you?

Where's the Spanish woman?

She left in a hurry.

She left her with me.

I'm Pierre.

- Thank you, Pierre. I'm sorry.

- Please don't worry. it was no trouble.

I live right there in the student dorm.

I spend my days here, for my studies.

Very interesting.

Well, goodbye, Pierre.

Goodbye, Miss. Ma'am.

Please excuse her.

What got into you?!

A moment of craziness.

It's the Spanish woman's tranquilizers.

We'll throw them out.

You know, it's not the end of the world.

Look at me, before I went to Italy,

I had hit bottom.

Then, in Italy,

I met this great guy.

He said he wanted to come

and live in Paris.

I was crazy with joy.

Obviously, I didn't show it.

I think I'm in love.

- I think we have a problem.

- What?

I'm sorry, darling, but I can't sleep

with a woman. It's a neurosis.


Good night.

You're not getting dressed?

You should because

we're leaving in five minutes

and there's no way

I'm going to be late because of you.

He didn't even call me.

I have to remind you,

you don't have a cellphone.

You can't carry on like this.

You have to get over him.

You have to live for you,

to meet other men.

Find a job, an apartment.

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Valérie Donzelli

Valérie Donzelli (born 2 March 1973) is a French actress, filmmaker and screenwriter. She has directed five feature films and two short films since 2008, including the film Declaration of War (2011). more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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