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Kings

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Shoot Dates 2007
Writer Tom Collins
Director Tom Collins
Producer Jackie Larkin, Tom Collins
Director of Photography PJ Dillion
Editor Dermot Diskin
Main Cast Colm Meaney, Brendan Conroy, Donal O'Kelly, Donnacha Crowley, Sean O'Tarpaigh
Locations St Matthew's Church Belfast
Contacts PRODUCTION COMPANY
Newgrange Pictures
De Facto Films
SALES AGENT
High Point Films

Kings

Status: Completed

In the mid 1970s a group of young men left the west of Ireland, bound for London, filled with ambition for a better life in a place where they could be kings. Thirty years have passed when they meet again. Their youngest friend, Jackie has died. For some of them those thirty years have been hard. Their muscle has been spent, their hopes dashed on the roads and building sites of Britain, to be replaced with a sense of hopeless disaffection. As the truth about Jackie’s death is uncovered, and long-held secrets are laid bare, the men discover that ultimately it is your friends who break your heart – and your friends who can save it.

Tom Collins’s long-awaited tender film is a beautifully shot depiction of the isolation felt by long-term migrants who struggle to find a place to call home. KINGS is a story of a lost generation, rich in humanity and emotion, and with a heart-breaking resonance not just for the Irish, in today’s changing world.

  • Ireland’s entry for Best Foreign Language Film at 2008 Academy Awards®

 

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