14-20 November 2016

Le Roi de l'évasion (The King of Escape)

Alain Guiraudie

  • Le Roi de l'évasion  (Alain Guiraudie)
L'Alternativa Parallel / Les Films du Worso / Le Roi de l'évasion


Counter to all expectations, a middle-aged gay man and a teenage girl fall in love and run off together. With all kinds of people on their tail, they defy danger to be together in their forbidden love. Alain Guiraudie (L'Inconnu du lac) shows a fascination with the puzzling ways in which desire enacts itself through the demystification of sexuality. An exploration of sex, identity and relationships that is simultaneously comic, absurd and realistic.



  • Country France
  • Year 2009
  • Format 35 mm
  • Running time 97 min
  • Image Colour
  • Language French
  • Subtitles Spanish
  • Production company Les Films du Worso
  • Producer Sylvie Pialat
  • Screenplay Alain Guiraudie, Laurent Lunetta, Frédérique Moreau
  • Music Xavier Boussiron
  • Sound Xavier Griette
  • Actors Ludovic Berthillot, Hafsia Herzi, Pierre Laur, Luc Palun, Pascal Aubert, François Clavier, Bruno Valayer, Jean Toscan


Festival de Cannes - Quinzaine des réalisateurs


Tuesday 15, 21.00 h — Institut Francès de Barcelona Sunday 20, 18.45 h — Auditori CCCB