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Actors: Donncha Crowley, Colm Meaney, Brendan Conroy, Donal O'Kelly, Barry Barnes
Director: Tom Collins
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama
UR     2008     1hr 29min

WINNER OF 5 IRISH ACADEMY AWARDS"Striking... sincere" ? The Boston Globe"Involving tale" ? Variety"wrenching... brilliant... painfully beautiful." ? Pittsburgh Post-Gazette"Powerful... terrific... Kings may be the best Iri...  more »


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Actors: Donncha Crowley, Colm Meaney, Brendan Conroy, Donal O'Kelly, Barry Barnes
Director: Tom Collins
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama
Studio: Bfs Entertainment
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 09/02/2008
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 1hr 29min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 9
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Irish language film comes of age.
Anne | Seattle | 09/19/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This contains the best acting I have seen in an Irish film in many years. It is a reworking of a play, and the adaptation preserves all the intensity and intimacy which is usual within a theatre production. It is a dark, brooding and menacing work which does not belong in the category of light entertainment, but rather, a higher art. If you are prepared to go on the journey, you will find it has rewards. But be warned that there is no compromise here to easy access for English only speakers - it is predominantly in Irish with English subtitles. If you like the theatre, you should find this a real treat. Forget Hollywood, or indeed Fair City, this contains the best ensemble acting by an Irish cast since the best of the Roddy Doyle films.

An Avid Reader | 01/27/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This a movie not to be missed. Powerful...pure and simple. Brings us on a journey thru the eyes of men who wanted it all when they were younger and then shows us what they have years later...or lack of what they have years later. It is in the Irish language so you need to watch subtitles but that only adds to the atmosphere of the movie.

Again powerful!!
Janet McFerren | 04/07/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I love the Irish language. I only have a working vocabulary of about 30 words but I love every one of them! And I love to listen to spoken Irish.

Don't get much opportunity in the USA, do I?

Frankly, I only bought this movie because it's in Irish and for that reason alone I'm glad I did. But it is really a VERY fine film! The acting is extraordinary, there's no one in it who isn't excellent beyond any reasonable expectation -- they're AMAZING! And -- I don't know what the writer and director and producers intended -- but to me, it is a compassionate and yet completely unrelenting presentation of the price a people group will pay for accepting a culture of alcohol addiction.

The story takes place in the present day, showing the current lives of five men of Connemara who emigrated to London as youngsters, for work. All of their lives have been influenced by addiction in one way or another, to greater and lesser degrees of devastation. The film isn't without hope, nor without the possibility of restoration, but it doesn't pull any punches either.

I like it very very much and I'm glad I invested. BTW: The Irish is GREAT!!"