Queen of Hearts (1989)

Genres - Comedy Drama, Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Coming-of-Age, Family Drama  |   Release Date - Sep 20, 1989 (USA)  |   Run Time - 112 min.  |   Countries - UK, USA  |   MPAA Rating - PG
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The Queen of Hearts is an essentially Italian story given full and proper treatment by a virtually all-British crew. Anita Zagaria plays a lovely Italian lass, consigned to an arranged marriage with a wealthy Sicilian man. She balks at the altar and runs off, while the jilted bridegroom swears revenge. She marries another Italian (Joseph Long), and together they set up the quaint "Lucky Cafe" in the middle of London. Though the family vendetta that results from this union has its unfortunate consequences, there are quite a few laughs along the way as well. The Queen of Hearts was directed by Jon Amiel, best known for his handling of the quirky TV serial The Singing Detective.

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cafe, coming-of-age, disapproval, family, fantasy, love, marriage, marriage-arranged, mysticism, parent, revenge, romance, spurned, teenagers