King of the Travellers (15)

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Romance

King of the Travellers

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Mon Mar 25 2013

This ambitious low-budget drama set in the Irish Traveller community has shades of ‘The Godfather’ and ‘Romeo and Juliet’. Trouble is, a bit of ‘Father Ted’ slips in there too, with some unintentionally hilarious lines and cardboard-stiff amateurish acting.

John Connors is John Paul, a young ex boxer who could have been a contender, but who now makes do fighting bareknuckle bouts. When a rival clan rumoured to have been responsible for his dad’s murder settle their caravans on a nearby site, he swears revenge – and promptly falls in love with the head of the family’s daughter. There are some gnarly authentic lines here – ‘I’d break your neck like a twig, boyo’ – and a decent twist, but ‘King of the Travellers’ is punching above its weight.

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Rated:

15

UK release:

Fri Mar 29, 2013

Duration:

80 mins

Cast and crew

Director:

Mark O'Connor

Screenwriter:

Mark O'Connor

Cast:

Michael Collins, Thomas Collins

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