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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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Cast

Credited cast:
Robert Pattinson ... The Dauphin of France
Timothée Chalamet ... King Henry V of England 'Hal'
Lily-Rose Depp ... Catherine
Ben Mendelsohn ... Henry IV
Thomasin McKenzie ... Philippa
Joel Edgerton ... Falstaff
Sean Harris ... William
Dean-Charles Chapman ... Thomas of Lancaster
Tara Fitzgerald ... Hooper
Tom Glynn-Carney ... Hotspur
Ivan Kaye ... Lord Scrope
Andrew Havill ... Archbishop of Canterbury
Tom Fisher
Edward Ashley ... Cambridge
Zoë Scott ... Lady in Waiting
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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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UK | Hungary | Australia

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

1 November 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Szilvásvárad, Hungary See more »

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Color

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2.39 : 1
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Ivan Kaye and Tom Glynn-Carney both worked together with Sam Mendes, director of Skyfall (2012), during consecutive runs of critically acclaimed stage play 'The Ferryman' in London's West End in 2017/2018 before joining the cast of The King (2019) in May/June 2018. Tom Glynn-Carney resumed his original role for the Broadway transfer of the play in summer 2018 after finishing filming of The King (2019). See more »

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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 the it's great and would recommend it to any film lovers.


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