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The Kingmaker (2019)

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Documentary centering on the controversial political career of Imelda Marcos, the former first lady of the Philippines whose behind-the-scenes influence of her husband Ferdinand's presidency rocketed her to the global political stage.

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Lauren Greenfield
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Cast

Credited cast:
Andres Bautista Andres Bautista ... Himself
Ferdinand Marcos Jr. ... Himself
Imee Marcos Imee Marcos ... Herself
Imelda Marcos ... Herself
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Centered on the indomitable character of Imelda Marcos, The Kingmaker examines, with intimate access, the Marcos family's improbable return to power in the Philippines. The film explores the disturbing legacy of the Marcos regime and chronicles Imelda's present-day push to help her son, Bongbong, win the vice-presidency. To this end, Imelda confidently rewrites her family's history of corruption, replacing it with a narrative of a matriarch's extravagant love for her country. In an age when fake news manipulates elections, Imelda's comeback story serves as a dark fairy tale. Written by SHOWTIME

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philippines | dictator | See All (2) »

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

Genres:

Documentary

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Denmark | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 March 2020 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Ważniejsza od królów See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,523, 10 November 2019

Gross USA:

$41,636

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$41,636
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