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My Kingdom (2001)

Unrated | | Drama, Crime | 11 October 2002 (UK)
Modern story inspired by King Lear set in contemporary Liverpool.

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Cast

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Sandeman
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The Boy
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Mandy
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Quick
Emma Catherwood ...
Jo
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Puttnam
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Kath
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Dean
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Jug
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Tracy
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The Chair
James Foy ...
Animal
James McMartin ...
Mineral
Danny Lawrence ...
Tigger
Gerard Starkey ...
Minder
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Storyline

A powerful dynasty, headed by a charismatic, manipulative father, falls when he decides to hand over his criminal empire to his three corrupt and power-hungry daughters. Kath runs a brothel down by the docks, Tracy owns a soccer team and Jo, a former junkie--and prostitute--rejects her inheritance, pitting sisters Kath and Tracy against each other. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Drama | Crime

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Release Date:

11 October 2002 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Crime Kingdom  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$2,607 (USA) (6 December 2002)

Gross:

$2,607 (USA) (6 December 2002)
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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Most of the bondage gear and four pairs of size 10 stiletto-heeled shoes went missing during the course of the shoot. See more »

Soundtracks

Letting Go
Written by Nitin Sawhney and Tina Grace
Performed by Nitin Sawhney and Tina Grace
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A story not an action film
11 November 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A film found in DVD/VCR recorder I just bought. I would not have seen it otherwise. So thanks to whoever tested it with this film and left it in it.

This film is a story about a family in the criminal underworld. The terms Gangsters and Mobsters give the wrong impression, it is supposed to be inspired by King Lear after all. My wife who studied King Lear at college, found the underlying story and characters did resemble that of King Lear.

A controlling father toward the end of his life finds rebellion in the family. It is quite believable that someone as busy as he appears to have been in his life misses out on the most important things with his daughters,(love etc) and finds a chasm he did not know existed.

Events unfold and he has to set straight the dishonourable way his daughters treat him. The cold and calculating way in which this is done is what makes a "gangster" not the usual portrayal of beating up everyone who disagrees with them, but if you cross them that is a different matter. People like the Krays, were in the minority in doing this, or they would not have been so infamous.

All in all an enjoyable dark film.


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