U.S. Trailer for Vincent Cassel-Led ‘My King’ Pairs Romance And Heartbreak

Written by on June 28, 2016 

My King

Actor-turned-director Maïwenn made a name for herself behind the camera in 2011 with the acclaimed Polisse, which followed a journalist having an affair with one of her subjects. Now, the U.S. trailer has arrived for her follow-up My King (aka Mon Roi), which premiered at Cannes last year and has received mostly positive reviews. The story follows Tony (Emmanuelle Bercot, who won Best Actress at Cannes) who, after a skiing accident, enters a rehabilitation center where she remembers her rocky romance with Georgio (Vincent Cassel).

The trailer is set almost entirely over “Easy” by Son Lux, a strong choice that allows the compositions and performances to shine. My King looks to be in turns romantic and utterly heartbreaking, as Tony and Georgio laugh, cry, and fight over the hypnotic track. The final moments are a brilliant way to break the “silence,” allowing the trailer to end on a poignant and somber note.

See it below, along with a poster.

Tony (Emmanuelle Bercot) is admitted to a rehabilitation center after a serious ski accident. Dependent on the medical staff and pain relievers, she takes time to look back on a turbulent relationship that she experienced with Georgio (Vincent Cassel). Why did they love each other? Who is this man that she loved so deeply? How did she allow herself to submit to this suffocating and destructive passion? For Tony, a difficult process of healing is in front of her, physical work which may finally set her free…

My King poster

My King opens in U.S. theaters August 12th.

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