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Drakmar: A Vassal's Journey (2006)

A coming of age saga about a 14-year old boy whose life alternates between the medieval fantasy kingdom of Adria and the real world trials of a challenging adolescence.

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A young girl comes of age in a dysfunctional family of nonconformist nomads with a mother who's an eccentric artist and an alcoholic father who would stir the children's imagination with hope as a distraction to their poverty.

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A coming of age saga about a 14-year old boy whose life alternates between the medieval fantasy kingdom of Adria and the real world trials of a challenging adolescence.

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A documentary about knights, dragons, and the real-life struggles of a 14-year old American boy.

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Writer/Director got the idea for this film when he would see re-enactors in armor near his home and was stricken as to how serious they were about their re-enactments. See more »

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Colin Taylor: I like high-waters because I don't trip over them.
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Not just geeks and freaks
1 July 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Nerd, geek, or just plain weird, whatever you want to call them some people are delightfully different from the rest of us and for this reason, they are fascinating to watch. Drakmar: A Vassal's Journey is much more than a voyeuristic glimpse into the lives of Colin and Corwin Taylor, two fatherless brothers from San Diego. Colin, 14, seeks refuge from the pain of abandonment in the eccentric but noble world of D&D, knights, chivalry and ladies-in-waiting (do you know the difference between a "low" dragon and a "high" dragon?). Colin (Drakmar) is mesmerizing to watch and listen to because of his authenticity, intellect and absolute love for a bygone world. Colin is also a whirlpool of emotions about his life, his future and his father (he vows to kick the father he has never met "in the nuts" if he ever sees him). Co-directors, Cretton and Frank must be commended for having the courage to take this cute little documentary to a whole new level. Drakmar: A Vassal's Journey is not just a story about geeks and freaks but rather it is a tale of forgiveness, restoration and hope. In other words, it's a tale in the best Arthurian tradition.


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