The King is a 2019 historical drama film directed by David Michôd.

Official trailers

Netflix on Thursday, October 24, 2019 released the trailer:
The King - Timothée Chalamet, Robert Pattinson | Final Trailer | Netflix Film.

Story intro

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.

Cast

Timothée Chalamet
Hal
Joel Edgerton
Falstaff
Sean Harris
William
Robert Pattinson
The Dauphin
Ben Mendelsohn
Henry IV
Lily-Rose Depp
Catherine
Tom Glynn-Carney
Hotspur
Edward Ashley
Cambridge
Thomasin McKenzie
Philippa, Queen of Denmark
Stephen Fewell
Grey
Dean-Charles Chapman
Thomas
Steven Elder
Dorset
Ivan Kaye
Scrope
Andrew Havill
Archbishop of Canterbury
Tara Fitzgerald
Hooper
Thibault de Montalembert
King Charles VI
Philip Rosch
Lord Chamberlain
Tom Lacroix
Assassin
Jeremy Chevillotte
French Lord Steward
Gábor Czap
Scot Soldier (as Gabor Czap)
Tom Fisher
Northumberland
Tom Lawrence
Westmoreland
Josef Davies
Beale
Roderick Hill
Cloaked Man
Niké Kurta
Molly
Nick Wittman
Herald (as Nicholas Wittman)
Lucas Hansen
Eric, King of Denmark
Cedric Cirotteau
French Envoy
Jack Bandeira
Cambridge's Steward
Kristóf Widder
Clergyman (as Kristof Widder)
Vincent Latorre
Jean D'Estouteville (as Vincent La Torre)
Bence Bakti
Boy #1
Bardo Fenyvesi
Boy #2
Henry Dent
Boy #3
Harry Trevaldwyn
Dartmouth
Laurent Winkler
French Commander
Oscar Bennett
William's Page Boy

About

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.

Rating

The King got high rating from critics.

External links

Official website: netflix.com/title/80182016

IMDB: The King

Wikipedia: The King (2019 film)

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