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The Kingmaker (2019)

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An extraordinary look into the political career of Imelda Marcos, this documentary tells a cautionary tale of a powerful leader whose questionable sense of reality divided the Philippines.


Lauren Greenfield
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Imelda Marcos ... Self
Etta Rosales Etta Rosales ... Self
Ferdinand Marcos ... Self (archive footage)
George Bush ... Self (archive footage)
Mary Ann Bunyl Mary Ann Bunyl ... Self
Shirley Shirley ... Self, Imelda Marcos' personal assistant
Mary Yturria Mary Yturria ... Self
Richard Nixon ... Self (archive footage)
Beth Day Romulo Beth Day Romulo ... Self
Ronald Reagan ... Self (archive footage)
Fidel Castro ... Self (archive footage)
Muammar Gaddafi ... Self (archive footage)
Zedong Mao ... Self (archive footage)
Dovie Beams Dovie Beams ... Self (voice) (archive footage)
Tony Parkinson Tony Parkinson ... Self


An extraordinary look into the controversial political career of Imelda Marcos. As the former first lady of the Philippines, Imelda Marcos is best known for her opulent lifestyle, but it was her behind-the-scenes influence of her husband's presidency that rocketed her to the global political forefront. A journey through the Marcos family's long history of corruption, extravagance and brutality, this documentary tells a cautionary tale of a powerful female leader whose questionable sense of reality divided a nation. Written by SHOWTIME

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"Perception is Real, And the Truth is Not." - Imelda Marcos

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Rated R for some disturbing violent content | See all certifications »

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Imelda Marcos: I could not only be number one first lady. I had to be a mother. I had to embrace everybody. Take care of everybody. Love everybody. Ensure that there was a solution to all their problems. And I was there totally. I was no longer mother of my family, of the first family, mother of the people here in the Philippines. After a while, I was mothering all over the world. It is more than a fairy tale, because it's really unbelievable. I gave birth to what I dreamt of, and I always got my way. Now is ...
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Uncovering the Fantasy World of the Marcoses
7 November 2020 | by josephnueva01See all my reviews

Brilliant documentary. It shows how much you can do with money; it can turn lies to history.

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Denmark | USA



Release Date:

8 November 2019 (USA) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$19,523, 10 November 2019

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