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The King (2019)

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Hal, wayward prince and heir to the English throne, is crowned King Henry V after his tyrannical father dies. Now the young king must navigate palace politics, the war his father left behind, and the emotional strings of his past life.

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David Michôd
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Glynn-Carney ... Hotspur
Gábor Czap ... Scot Soldier
Tom Fisher ... Northumberland
Edward Ashley ... Cambridge
Steven Elder ... Dorset
Stephen Fewell Stephen Fewell ... Grey
Sean Harris ... William
Ivan Kaye ... Scrope
Tom Lawrence ... Westmoreland
Ben Mendelsohn ... King Henry IV
Timothée Chalamet ... Hal
Joel Edgerton ... Falstaff
Josef Davies Josef Davies ... Beale
Roderick Hill ... Cloaked Man
Niké Kurta ... Molly

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Hal (Timothée Chalamet), wayward prince and reluctant heir to the English throne, has turned his back on royal life and is living among the people. But when his tyrannical father dies, Hal is crowned King Henry V and is forced to embrace the life he had previously tried to escape. Now the young king must navigate the palace politics, chaos and war his father left behind, and the emotional strings of his past life - including his relationship with his closest friend and mentor, the aging alcoholic knight, John Falstaff (Joel Edgerton). Written by Netflix

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Rated R for some strong violence, and language. | See all certifications »

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The scene in which The Dauphin wants to fight Hal, but keeps slipping in the mud in his fancy armor was played by Robert Pattinson. A stuntman also did the scene, but Pattinson's take turned out better. See more »

Goofs

When Henry V receives the gift from France, (38:29) a candle in the left background falls down at the exact moment the box is set down on the table. See more »

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Hal: An event as pivotal as this one should be amply equipped to penetrate the fog of time elapsed
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Great movie but slow at times
2 September 2019 | by louis1011See all my reviews

I'm grateful that Netflix are pumping money into films like this and is a great sign of things to come.

This movie has some great acting, a superb script and some great sets and costumes. This all adds to the authenticity of this 15th century English period piece. I do have a few problems with the film like some of the 15th century language can be hard to follow and I don't think this film will be as good on Netflix as it was when I just saw it at the Venice film festival.

Despite my issues with the film, I think it's great and would recommend it to any film lovers.


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Country:

UK | Hungary | USA | Australia

Language:

Latin | English | French

Release Date:

1 November 2019 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Szilvásvárad, Hungary See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$126,931
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2.39 : 1
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