Dir: Tom Collins. Ire-UK. 91mins.A melancholy drama of Irish displacement, Kings has 'based on a stage play' written all over it. Not only in a negative sense: this study of the unfulfilled hopes, dreams and promises of five friends who moved to London from the west of Ireland years before is a subtle male-bonding drama with some punchy dialogue, and strong performances from a mostly Gaelic-speaking cast headed by Colm Meaney.
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