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Kings (2007)

A group of men reunite for a friend's funeral.

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Tom Collins

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Tom Collins, Jimmy Murphy (play)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Colm Meaney ... Joe Mullan
Donal O'Kelly Donal O'Kelly ... Jap Kavanagh
Brendan Conroy Brendan Conroy ... Git Miller
Donncha Crowley Donncha Crowley ... Shay Mulligan
Barry Barnes Barry Barnes ... Máirtín Rogers
Seán Ó Tarpaigh Seán Ó Tarpaigh ... Jackie Flaherty
Peadar O'Treasaigh Peadar O'Treasaigh ... Micil Flaherty
Seán T. Ó Meallaigh ... Joe Mullan Jnr.
Christopher Greene Christopher Greene ... Jap Jnr.
Graham Feeley Graham Feeley ... Git Jnr.
Ronan Moloney Ronan Moloney ... Jackie Jnr.
Simon Drislane Simon Drislane ... Shay Jnr.
Darragh O'Brien Darragh O'Brien ... Máirtín Jnr.
Gabrielle Reidy Gabrielle Reidy ... Maggie
Cathy Murphy ... Bridie
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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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Ireland | UK

Language:

Irish | English

Release Date:

10 January 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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€5,000,000 (estimated)
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Ireland's Official Submission to the Best Foreign Language Film Category of the 80th Annual Academy Awards (2008). See more »

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Followed by Kings: From the Bogside to the Bright Lights (2008) See more »

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scannan maith!!!(go film)
1 October 2007 | by eamo-1See 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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