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The Philosopher Kings (2009)

HD   PG Closed Captioning

Patrick Shen

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About the Movie

In search of wisdom found in unlikely places, The Philosopher Kings takes us on a journey through the halls of the most prestigious colleges and universities in America to learn from the staff members who see it all and have been through it all: the custodians. This thought-provoking, feature-length documentary interweaves the untold stories of triumph and tragedy from the members of society who are often disregarded and ignored, and seeks out the kind of wisdom that gets you through the day and the lessons one learns from surviving hard times, lost loves, and shattered dreams. From the producers of the multiple-award winning Flight from Death, The Philosopher Kings gives us the opportunity to learn from eight incredible individuals whom we would never have otherwise taken a moment out of our day to acknowledge. "A single conversation with a wise man is better than ten years of study." -Chinese Proverb

Customer Reviews

Flight From Death The quest for immortality

If you want a film that will make you think... has the ability to increase your heart rate or it could send you on a mildly intense roller coaster ride emotionally, then I say ... this film will certainly satisfy.

Real, poetic, confronting, emotional, dramatic, thought provoking, scientifically/religiously/spiritually Balanced!

Great film 10/10...

Life's Short!...

Do yourself a favour and spend just over an hour with some amazingly interesting people! :)

All the small things.

"Thought provoking'... ughh. Too cliche. These people, these 'custodians' seem to have some sense of peace to their life. They share their tragedies with a smile and hope. It's almost meditative to watch and I think the answer is being happy with your lot because it's neither good or bad - it just is. Things are the way they are and you do what you do. If you're always dreaming and chasing things that are bigger and better without appreciating what you have then you never feel satisfied. Anyway, I guess 'thought provoking' is fitting in a way because this little recorded moment in the great expanse helps set things in perspective.


Beautifully told stories of unique individuals.

The Philosopher Kings (2009)
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  • $15.99
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Released: 2010

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