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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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By coincidence, Timothée Chalamet's real middle name is also Hal: Timothée Hal Chalamet. See more »

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When the first boy outside the camp collecting water gets killed, his modern day boxers are seen under his shirt as he is stabbed. See more »

Quotes

The Dauphin of France: [Hal enters the tent] Ahh!
[drums impatiently with fingers]
The Dauphin of France: Your majesty!
[smiles and picks up his glas]
The Dauphin of France: To your little victory!
[drinks]
The Dauphin of France: You wonder why I have come? Hm? Do you wonder this? I have not come to offer you surrender, if that is what you're hoping. I have come to describe for you your end days. The screams of your men as they die. Slow. And so, King of England - you seem so intend on making France your new home. So let me help you. I will drain your body of it's blood and bury it under a ...
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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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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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