The King

October 3, 202181/1003098 min
Year
2019
Director
David Michôd
Age
18+
Country
United Kingdom,Hungary,United States,Australia
Runtime
140
Overall Score
Rating Overview
IMBd
72%
Rotten Tomatoes
90%
vod-news
83%
Rating Summary
Thankfully, an array of impressive talent comes to the film’s rescue in small but vital supporting roles. (A notable feature of the script is making each side character truly count regardless of his or her screen time.)

The King is a 2019 epic war film directed by David Michôd, based on several plays from William Shakespeare‘s “Henriad“.[4][5][6] The screenplay was written by Michôd and Joel Edgerton, who both produced the film with Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, and Liz Watts.The King includes an ensemble cast led by Timothée Chalamet as the Prince of Wales, later King Henry V of England, alongside Edgerton, Sean Harris, Tom Glynn-Carney, Lily-Rose Depp, Thomasin McKenzie, Robert Pattinson, and Ben Mendelsohn. The film focuses on the rise of Henry V as king after his father dies as he also must navigate palace politics, the war his father left behind, and the emotional strings of his past life.The King premiered at the 76th Venice International Film Festival on September 2, 2019 and was released digitally via Netflix on October 11, 2019.

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