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King of the Travellers

  • Film
  • 2 out of 5 stars
King of the Travellers

Time Out says

2 out of 5 stars

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.

Written by Cath Clarke

Release Details

  • Rated:15
  • Release date:Friday 29 March 2013
  • Duration:80 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Mark O'Connor
  • Screenwriter:Mark O'Connor
  • Cast:
    • Michael Collins
    • Thomas Collins
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