Film Review: My King (2015)

No story is potentially more predictable than the romantic drama. Well, scratch that, there are stories about dogs. In both cases, you usually know what to expect. Both narratives are almost always marked by pathos, and, more than likely, they both don’t end well. In the French film, My King (now on DVD), starring Emmanuelle Bercot and Vincent Cassel, this predictability hangs over the proceedings. Charting a multi-year tempest of a relationship, My King carries that feeling of dread that is nearly synonymous with this type of film. You know the central love birds are destined to have their wings clipped.

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