Kings

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  • Genre(s): Drama
  • Release year: 2007
  • Running time: 88 min
Kings is a 2007 Irish film written & directed by Tom Collins and based on Jimmy Murphy's play The Kings of the Kilburn High Road. The film is bilingual, having both Irish and English dialogues. It premiered at the Taormina Film Festival (Italy) in June... read more

Kings is a 2007 Irish film written & directed by Tom Collins and based on Jimmy Murphy's play The Kings of the Kilburn High Road. The film is bilingual, having both Irish and English dialogues. It premiered at the Taormina Film Festival (Italy) in June 2007, and was selected as Ireland's official entry for the 2008 Academy Awards in the best foreign-language film category. The film tells the story of a group of Irish friends who, after emigrating to England 30 years previously, meet for the funeral of a friend. In 2008, the Irish postal service, An Post, issued a series of stamps honouring the Irish film industry. Colm Meaney, as Joe Mullan, was featured on the 55 cent stamp.

Original Release

07/13/2007

US Release

01/10/2008

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Cast

Colm Meaney Joe Mullan
Donal O'Kelly Jap Kavanagh
Brendan Conroy Git / Git Miller
Donncha Crowley Shay / Shay Mulligan
Barry Barnes Máirtín / Máirtín Rogers
Seán T. Ó Meallaigh Joe Jnr / Joe Mullan Jnr.
Christopher Greene Jap Jnr / Jap Jnr.
Seán Ó Tarpaigh Jackie Flaherty
Peadar O'Treasaigh Micil Flaherty
Graham Feeley Git Jnr.
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Tom Collins

Writers

Tom Collins, Jimmy Murphy

Cast

Colm Meaney Joe Mullan
Donal O'Kelly Jap Kavanagh
Brendan Conroy Git / Git Miller
Donncha Crowley Shay / Shay Mulligan
Barry Barnes Máirtín / Máirtín Rogers
Seán T. Ó Meallaigh Joe Jnr / Joe Mullan Jnr.
Christopher Greene Jap Jnr / Jap Jnr.
Seán Ó Tarpaigh Jackie Flaherty
Peadar O'Treasaigh Micil Flaherty
Graham Feeley Git Jnr.
Ronan Moloney Jackie Jnr.
Simon Drislane Shay Jnr.
Darragh O'Brien Máirtín Jnr.
Gabrielle Reidy Maggie
Cathy Murphy Bridie
Des McAleer Fr. Maguire
Dimitri Andreas Dursun
Gerry Doherty Pawnbroker
Diarmuid de Faoite Office Manager
Doris Zajer Woman in Flowershop

Producers

Editors

Dermot Diskin

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