- Summary: Lovely, repressed and quietly intelligent, French chambermaid Hélène discovers she has a knack for chess. This obsession—much to the chagrin of her husband and teenaged daughter—leads her to seek the clandestine tutelage of a reclusive American doctor—a liaison that radically transforms bothrms both of their lackluster lives. (Zeitgeist Films)… Expand
- Director: Caroline Bottaro
- Genre(s): Drama
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90In small but significant ways, Queen to Play defies expectations. It dangles the possibility of an affair between Hélène and Kröger in games that the film likens to courtship rituals in a classic screwball comedy.
60Kline, who has done a lot of chewy character roles after several stage triumphs, is as sly and leonine as ever. His performance here obliterates that phony accent he used in "French Kiss."