King, Queen, Knave (film)

King, Queen, Knave is a 1972 West German comedy film directed by Jerzy Skolimowski, based on the novel of the same name by Vladimir Nabokov. It was entered into the 1972 Cannes Film Festival.[1]

King, Queen, Knave
DVD cover
Directed byJerzy Skolimowski
Produced by
Screenplay by
Story byVladimir Nabokov
Music byStanley Myers
CinematographyCharly Steinberger
Edited byMelvin Shapiro
Release date
  • 8 June 1972 (1972-06-08)
Running time
94 minutes
CountryWest Germany


The film follows a young man named Frank, who comes to live with his Uncle and Aunt. Slowly, he starts to fantasize about a relationship with his Aunt Martha.



  1. "Festival de Cannes: King, Queen, Knave". Retrieved 13 April 2009.
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