Erskineville Kings (1999)

 ●  English ● 1 hr 30 mins

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This evocative family-oriented drama depicts the trials and triumphs in the life of two brothers, who struggles to come to terms with a dysfunctional family environment. Barky, a lost soul of 25, returns from the Australian cane fields to his hometown, inner-city Erskineville. Barky left two years ago to escape his drunken and abusive father, leaving behind everything in the world that was important to him – his brother Wace; his girlfriend Lanny; his life as he knew it. Now that his father's dead, he thinks it's safe to come home, but Barky soon discovers that if staying home was hard, coming home is harder. Wace is bitter and resentful about the fact that Barky ran away just like their mother, while she, Wace was forced to stay home and endure the hardship, all alone. Alone he stood by his dying father. After two years and no explanation, can Lanny take Barky back? With everything on the line, will Barky choose again to leave it all behind? In the King's Hotel the two brothers try to make sense out of life after their father's death, with beer, anger and pain proving to be a dangerous mix. Will Barky and Wace succeed in finding middle ground? Can the brothers rekindle the possibility of hope and happiness in their lives once more?
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Did you know? The lead actor, Hugh Jackman, won the Film Critics Circle of Australia award for Best Male Actor, for his performance as Wace, the older brother, who stayed home. Read More
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as Coppa
as Wace
as Barky
as Trunny
as Book Store Owner
as Wayne
as Hairdresser
as Ruby
as Lanny
as Natasha
as Kane
as Young Wace
as Barmaid
as Father
as Lady
as Ticket Officer
as String Quartet Member 1

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Director
First Assistant Director
Second Assistant Director

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Production Company
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Distribution

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Screenplay Writer
Dialogue Writer

Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography
Focus Puller
Key Grip
Gaffer

Music

Music Director

Sound

Sound Effects Designer
Boom Operator

Art

Production Designer
Prop Master

Casting

Casting Director

Costume and Wardrobe

Costume Designer

Editorial

Editor
Assistant Editor

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Hair Stylist
Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
English
Colour Info:
Color
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 (Flat), 2.35 : 1
Stereoscopy:
No
Trivia:
The lead actor, Hugh Jackman, won the Film Critics Circle of Australia award for Best Male Actor, for his performance as Wace, the older brother, who stayed home.