7.6/10
948
10 user 26 critic

The Kingmaker (2019)

Trailer
2:32 | Trailer
An extraordinary look into the political career of Imelda Marcos, this documentary tells a cautionary tale of a powerful leader whose questionable sense of reality divided a nation.

Director:

Lauren Greenfield
2 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Imelda Marcos ... Self
Etta Rosales Etta Rosales ... Self
Ferdinand Marcos ... Self (archive footage)
George Bush ... Self (archive footage)
Mary Ann Bunyl Mary Ann Bunyl ... Self
Shirley Shirley ... Self, Imelda Marcos' personal assistant
Mary Yturria Mary Yturria ... Self
Richard Nixon ... Self (archive footage)
Beth Day Romulo Beth Day Romulo ... Self
Ronald Reagan ... Self (archive footage)
Fidel Castro ... Self (archive footage)
Muammar Gaddafi ... Self (archive footage)
Zedong Mao ... Self (archive footage)
Dovie Beams Dovie Beams ... Self (voice) (archive footage)
Tony Parkinson Tony Parkinson ... Self
Learn more

More Like This 

Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A documentary that investigates the pathologies that have created the richest society the world has ever seen.

Director: Lauren Greenfield
Stars: Lauren Greenfield, Bret Easton Ellis, Paris Cronin
Citizen K (2019)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The strange case of Mikhail Khodorkovsky, once believed to be the wealthiest man in Russia, who rocketed to prosperity and prominence in the 1990s, served a decade in prison, and became an unlikely martyr for the anti-Putin movement.

Director: Alex Gibney
Stars: Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Vladimir Putin, Leonid Nevzlin
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A documentary that follows a billionaire couple as they begin construction on a mansion inspired by Versailles. During the next two years, their empire, fueled by the real estate bubble and cheap money, falters due to the economic crisis.

Director: Lauren Greenfield
Stars: Jaqueline Siegel, David Siegel, Lorraine Barrett
Overseas (2019)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The question of domestic slavery in our globalized world, while emphasizing those women's determination, sisterhood and the strategies they find to face the obstacles that awaits them in the near future.

Director: Sung-a Yoon
Kids + Money (2008)
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Money talks. Teens in Los Angeles discuss money: getting it, spending it, and learning to live without it

Director: Lauren Greenfield
Stars: Matthew Underwood
Bling Dynasty (TV Series 2015)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

In China, luxury is about more than owning private yachts, expensive houses and designer clothing-although there's plenty of that, too. Award-winning documentary filmmaker Lauren Greenfield... See full summary »

Documentary | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

After becoming a mother, a filmmaker uncovers the untold history of China's one-child policy and the generations of parents and children forever shaped by this social experiment.

Directors: Nanfu Wang, Jialing Zhang
Stars: Nanfu Wang, Zaodi Wang, Zhimei Wang
Documentary | Action | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

In Mexico City's wealthiest neighborhoods, the Ochoa family runs a private ambulance, competing with other for-profit EMTs for patients in need of urgent help.

Director: Luke Lorentzen
Stars: Fer Ochoa, Josue Ochoa, Juan Ochoa
Thin (2006)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The story of four women suffering from anorexia and bulimia in South Florida.

Director: Lauren Greenfield
Stars: Shelly Guillory, Brittany Robinson, Alisa Williams
Vivos (2020)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

On the night of September 26, 2014, a convoy of students from Ayotzinapa Rural Teachers' College was disappeared by a drug cartel-afflicted Guerrero state. Weiwei portrays the human impact in the families by this event.

Director: Weiwei Ai
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

In an attempt to create awareness, Merijn Tinga, better known as The Plastic Soup Surfer, paddles down the entire Rhine on a board made of plastic bottles.

Director: Eelke Dekker
Stars: Merijn Tinga, Tijmen Augustijn, Rani Jammoul
Documentary | Crime | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Red Granite Pictures was the next big thing following their release of The Wolf of Wall Street and then the walls closed in as their source of funding became the lead story.

Directors: Sam Hobkinson, Havana Marking
Stars: Robin Leach
Edit

Storyline

An extraordinary look into the controversial political career of Imelda Marcos. As the former first lady of the Philippines, Imelda Marcos is best known for her opulent lifestyle, but it was her behind-the-scenes influence of her husband's presidency that rocketed her to the global political forefront. A journey through the Marcos family's long history of corruption, extravagance and brutality, this documentary tells a cautionary tale of a powerful female leader whose questionable sense of reality divided a nation. Written by SHOWTIME

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »

User Reviews

 
Excellent Documentary
2 March 2020 | by wikiblueSee all my reviews

To all the people believing in somebody coming in and just giving away crumbs to make you shut up and just stop complaining, while they are living the grand life with money stolen from you and your countryman ...this documentary is a pearl. You just can see how they really are. True selves because they can't help it.


9 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 10 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

Denmark | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 November 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Kingmaker See more »

Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,523, 10 November 2019

Gross USA:

$122,587

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$148,611
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

We've Got Your Streaming Picks Covered

Looking for some great streaming picks? Check out some of the IMDb editors' favorites movies and shows to round out your Watchlist.



Recently Viewed