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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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Trivia

All characters existed in real life, except John Falstaff. In Henry IV Parts 1 and 2, William Shakespeare based Falstaff loosely on the historical Sir John Oldcastle, a companion of Prince Henry. He renamed the character because of Oldcastle's powerful family. 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

William: Promise can never be an end in itself.
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Make historical movies historical again.
3 November 2019 | by mindoscpSee all my reviews

I have mixed fillings about this movie. First of all it's a very nice piece of cinema with an epic and realistic medieval battle.

But ... bloody hell ... when you try to make a movie about an historical caracter why can't you get your facts straight.

The historical facts, as related in this movie, are all wrong.

I know that Americans don't really care about the worlds History and try to make it entertaining instead of relating true events as they actually were.

The battle of Agincourt was a military masterpiece, there is no need for stupid inaccuracies.

Even Shakespeare was more accurate than this.

Make historical movies historical again.


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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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