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Kings (I) (2007)

 -  Drama  -  10 January 2008 (USA)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Joe Mullan
Donal O'Kelly ...
Jap Kavanagh
Brendan Conroy ...
Git Miller
Donncha Crowley ...
Shay Mulligan
Barry Barnes ...
Máirtín Rogers
Seán Ó Tarpaigh ...
Jackie Flaherty
Peadar O'Treasaigh ...
Micil Flaherty
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Joe Mullan Jnr.
Christopher Greene ...
Jap Jnr.
Graham Feeley ...
Git Jnr.
Ronan Moloney ...
Jackie Jnr.
Simon Drislane ...
Shay Jnr.
Darragh O'Brien ...
Máirtín Jnr.
Gabrielle Reidy ...
Maggie
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In the twenty five years they have been there, done that, the Navvy (Irish working man) clock does not stop for alienation or inner despair. They are working men, strong even indestructible. Those gnawing feelings of something not being quite right are ameliorated by the camaraderie of their mates. So what if it all ends in tears or a thumping. They can give as good as they get or used to. At least they are alive and having the craic. Until it all changes, and a silence falls on the reverie of the gang. Tragedy has struck Jackie the youngest, the brightest and the bravest. The gang does what has always been done - they gather together for a Wake, a final celebration, a cheer, to give Jackie Flavin a send off fit for a king, a king of the Kilburn High Road. He, unlike them is set to return to Ireland - his body found bruised and battered on the railway track, crushed by the passing Kilburn train. Jackie's father Micil arrives over to North West London to bring his son home. The gang ... Written by Newgrange Pictures

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scannan maith!!!(go film)
1 October 2007 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

this is the only good honest film about irish culture i've seen .

the story is slow moving but very good (unless you need an action thriller to keep you awake).

i watched it last night and when i was coming out of the theatre one of the actors was strolling along beside me, chatting to his friends. UNREAL how often does that happen.

it's kind of like watching ros na run but with a proper story and actors.

overall its well worth a watch .even if its just to see what gaeilge sounds like on the big screen.

loved the part with the rebel tunes.


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