The Kings of the World

Laura Mora

Five boys from the streets of Medellín go on a wild road trip. Are they claiming their rights or just chasing a pipe-dream? Alternately raw and poetic, with electrifying performances from the non-professional actors. Featuring the breath-taking highlands of Colombia as the mesmerizing backdrop. 
Rá, Sere, Winny and Nano are friends living on the streets of Medellín. They carry machetes to defend themselves and make street deals to survive. Rá, the eldest, takes care of the younger three as though they were his own brothers. When one day he receives a letter saying he can reclaim land that the paramilitaries stole from his grandma long ago, the friends decide to travel to the countryside to take what’s theirs. Rá’s brother Culebro also joins, although the brothers are not on the best of terms.
What follows is an exuberant and dangerous road trip. The boys visit bars and brothels, destroy property, liberate cows, smoke weed, pop pills and rely on the kindness of strangers – such as a wise hermit who gives them a bed for the night. Will they find their Promised Land? Moving, beautiful and thrilling feature about friendship, inequality, betrayal and justice by Laura Mora (Killing Jesus).


Laura Mora
Cristina Gallego, Mirlanda Torres Zapata
Country of production
Colombia, Luxembourg, Mexico, France, Norway
111 minutes
Spoken language
Production company
Iris Productions
World Sales
Film Factory