The King

England, 15th century. Hal, a capricious prince who lives among the populace far from court, is forced by circumstances to reluctantly accept the throne and become Henry V.

Directed by: Steve E. Andrews Nash Edgerton David Michôd Edoardo Petti
Genres: Drama, History, War,
Production Company: Plan B Entertainment, Porchlight Films, Blue-Tongue Films, Yoki,

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  • Release Date: 11-10-2019
  • Runtime: 140 Minutes
  • Popularity: 109.96
  • Vote Count: 1,898
  • IMDB Rating: 7.2
  • Budget: USD 0
  • Revenue: USD 0
  • Region: Australia ( AU ), United States of America ( US ),
  • Homepage: N/A

Photo Name Character
Timothée Chalamet - Azwaad Movie Database Timothée Chalamet Hal
Joel Edgerton - Azwaad Movie Database Joel Edgerton Falstaff
Sean Harris - Azwaad Movie Database Sean Harris William
Tom Glynn-Carney - Azwaad Movie Database Tom Glynn-Carney Hotspur
Lily-Rose Depp - Azwaad Movie Database Lily-Rose Depp Catherine
Thomasin McKenzie - Azwaad Movie Database Thomasin McKenzie Philippa, Queen of Denmark
Robert Pattinson - Azwaad Movie Database Robert Pattinson The Dauphin
Ben Mendelsohn - Azwaad Movie Database Ben Mendelsohn King Henry IV
Andrew Havill - Azwaad Movie Database Andrew Havill Archbishop of Canterbury
Dean-Charles Chapman - Azwaad Movie Database Dean-Charles Chapman Thomas
Photo Name Department
Brad Pitt-Production Brad Pitt Production (Producer)
Francine Maisler-Production Francine Maisler Production (Casting)
Des Hamilton-Production Des Hamilton Production (Casting)
David Minkowski-Production David Minkowski Production (Co-Producer)
Steve E. Andrews-Directing Steve E. Andrews Directing (First Assistant Director)
William Shakespeare-Writing William Shakespeare Writing (Original Story)
Joel Edgerton-Writing Joel Edgerton Writing (Screenplay)
Joel Edgerton-Production Joel Edgerton Production (Producer)
Dede Gardner-Production Dede Gardner Production (Producer)
Liz Watts-Production Liz Watts Production (Producer)

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Just finished The King, a modern interpretation of parts of Shakespeare's Henry IV and Henry V, seemingly targeted at millennials. It's common knowledge that much of Shakespeare's Henry V is based on hearsay, yet his pre-battle speeches at Barfleur ('Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more.') and Agincourt ('We band of brothers') have become the stuff of legend and remain the most stirring battle speeches of our time. In The King, Henry's pre-battle speech at Agincourt is neither stirring or inspirational due to being a watered-down, 21st-century, politically correct rendition, which I found hard to stomach. The King portrays Henry (Hal) as a pacifist and reluctant leader, a fop to Catherine of Valois and I found Timothee Chalomet's (an American) performance as Hal to be too 21st century and not in the slightest bit convincing. In fact, he seemed reluctant to carry out any of the deeds that the real Henry V actually carried out. The battle scenes were very realistic and the cinematography was superb, but... This is yet another nod to the PC millennials, diluting and revising both Shakespeare and history into easily digestible snack bites for the sensitive of our era.

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