During the later WWI, Private Charles Plumpick is chosen to go into the French town of Marville and disconnect a German bomb. However, Charles is chased by finds himself holed up at the local asylum, where the inmates are convinced that he is the “King of Hearts.” Feeling obligated to help them, Charles attempts to lead them out of town, but they are afraid to leave and frolic about the streets.
Genre: Dramatic Comedy
Director: Philippe de Broca
Starring: Alan Bates, Geneviève Bujold, Pierre Brasseur