The Kingmaker

The Kingmaker
  • 2019
  • US / Denmark
  • 1h 41min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Lauren Greenfield

Documentary about Imelda Marcos, which initially appears to treat her with kid gloves until survivors of the Marcos dictatorship talk about the level of torture, corruption and violence. Marcos herself is a pioneer of fake news and grand delusions; the continuing support for her in the Philippines is unfathomable.

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The Kingmaker

9 Dec 20194 stars

Chilling documentary from Lauren Greenfield focusing on footwear obsessive and former first lady Imelda Marcos

Imelda Marcos's fondness for footwear became a byword for an extravagant stint as first lady during her husband's brutal dictatorship in the Philippines. Now 90, she still has a taste for the finer things in life and a vast fortune of dubious origin…

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