Kings is the sophomore film by acclaimed director and writer Deniz Gamze Ergüven (Mustang).
It tells the story of Millie (Halle Berry), a hardworking, tough and protective single mother with an affection for homeless children. She already has eight children living in her house and will soon bring home another. Her neighbor Obie (Daniel Craig) is the local loose cannon, and the only white man in an area largely inhabited by African Americans, Latinos, and Koreans. With racial tensions running dangerously high, Millie and Obie would appear to be unlikely allies. Yet following the acquittal of four of the officers accused of beating Rodney King, these two must navigate the gathering chaos in the city to bring Millie’s kids home safely.
The film features a beautiful and subtle piano-driven score by acclaimed composing duo Nick Cave & Warren Ellis.