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The Kingmaker (2019)

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Releases November 1, 2019
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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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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Taglines:

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

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

Denmark | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ważniejsza od królów See more »

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