The King

The King
  • 2019
  • UK / Hungary / Australia
  • 2h 13min
  • Directed by: David Michôd
  • Cast: Timothée Chalamet, Lily-Rose Depp, Robert Pattinson, Joel Edgerton
  • UK release: 1 November 2019

Prince Hal (Chalamet) leads a playboy lifestyle until he takes the throne as Henry V, and is provoked into waging war with the Dauphin of France (Pattinson). Michôd fails to draw out the anguish in the young prince, but he does achieve an intermittently compelling treatise on the consequences of war, even if the overall film is disappointingly uneven.

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David Michod got a 'thrill' creating a fun character for Joel Edgerton in The King

6 Oct 2019

Film gossip

'The King' director David Michod got a real "thrill" getting to create a character for Joel Edgerton who is "fun and really warm". The 45-year-old Australian star is more often than not cast as a villain but in 'The King' – which is inspired by several…

Joel Edgerton: It was special working with Timothee Chalamet

4 Oct 2019

Film gossip

Joel Edgerton admits it was a "very special" experience to work with rising Hollywood star Timothee Chalamet on 'The King'. The 45-year-old actor plays Falstaff opposite 23-year-old Timothee's King Henry V in David Michod's new epic – which is inspired…

The King

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LFF 2019: David Michôd is behind this ambitious but uneven take on the Henriad plays

With 2010's Animal Kingdom, Australian director David Michôd announced himself as a bold new voice, picking apart anger and masculinity with a palpable intensity. That film also provided Ben Mendelsohn with his international breakthrough, and he briefly…

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