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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

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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Timothée Chalamet and the cast spent several weeks training in horse-riding and sword-fighting. See more »

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When Prince Henry and Hotspur are first fighting in full armor, modern rubber soles are visible on their feet. 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 - a touch long
25 September 2019 | by SafChaleurSee all my reviews

Just saw this film and it is captivating. What ever you do don't believe the low rating some others have given it because it is not accurate and you will need to question the motivations of those scoring this film so low when it is worthy of much more. Maybe a touch of jealously cause it is a Netflix film. The acting is superb with a great script, crisp cinematography and wonderful sound. The director transports us in the 15th century and we are captivated by the situation King Henry V finds himself in. Surrounded by corruption and men who are willing to kill each other for property and status.

All the cast was brilliant and the two lead actors were exceptional.

The only negative is that it is a touch long. I say that it was long but I can't see anything that could have been left out. I saw it at the cinema but I think if you were watching it at home you could pause it and still return to be immersed where you left off.

I hope we see more from this team as they did a great job.


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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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$126,931
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2.39 : 1
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