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King Of The Travellers review

Two feuding traveller families sort out their disputes the only way they know how

Forget Big Fat Gypsy Weddings.

Mark O’Connor’s drama about a young boxer (John Connors) caught between feuding traveller families is a bare-knuckle assault on the issues tearing Pavee traditions apart.

Pitched somewhere between Shakespeare, The Godfather and revenge western, the story hits every expected beat – but it’s enlivened with directorial bravura.

There’s a strand of ‘us vs them’ that eventually grates, but O’Connor’s marshalling of a cast that includes many real travellers shows real feeling for this misunderstood community.

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