The King is a 2019 historical drama film directed by David Michôd.
Netflix on Thursday, October 24, 2019 released the trailer:
The King - Timothée Chalamet, Robert Pattinson | Final Trailer | Netflix Film.
Henry Prince of Wales (called "Hal" by his close friends) is the emotionally distant eldest and wastrel son of King Henry IV of England. Hal is uninterested in his father's war policies and in succeeding him, and spends his days drinking, whoring, and jesting with his companion John Falstaff in Eastcheap. His father summons Hal and informs him that Hal's younger brother, Thomas, will inherit the throne instead of Hal. Thomas is sent to subdue Hotspur's rebellion but is upstaged by the arrival of Hal, who engages Hotspur in single combat. The sword fight descends into an armoured fistfight, and Hal kills Hotspur with a dagger. Although this decides the battle without further conflict, Thomas complains that Hal has stolen all the glory. Not long afterward, Thomas dies in a battle in Wales. Henry IV dies in his bed with Hal present, and Hal is crowned King Henry V. Hal is determined not to be like his father, and opts for peace and conciliation with his father's adversaries, despite his actions being seen as weakness. Meanwhile, the Dauphin of France sends Hal a ball, as an insulting and emasculating coronation gift; however, Hal chooses to frame this as a positive reflection of his boyhood before being crowned. Hal takes a walk with his young sister Philippa, now the Queen of Denmark, in a green field below his castle. Philippa asks about his well-being, and Hal shares that he wants to bring an end to the unrest in the kingdom. Philippa replies that she could feel the calm he desires at the coronation celebration dinner the previous evening. She adds that she, too believes the nobles wish him well in his vision of peace, but cautions that nobles in any royal court have their own interests in mind and will never reveal their full truths.
Principal photography began on 1 June 2018 and wrapped on 24 August.
The film The King was scheduled to be released on September 2, 2019 (Venice), on October 3, 2019 (BFI London Film Festival) and on October 11, 2019 (United States) by Netflix.
The duration of the film is 140 minutes. The film grossed over ~$10,000.
The film had received a "R" rating.
The King got high rating from critics.
Official website: netflix.com/title/80182016
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