Title: The King (2019) Tagline: All hail Genre: Drama, History, War Director: David Michôd Cast: Timothée Chalamet, Joel Edgerton, Sean Harris, Tom Glynn-Carney, Lily-Rose Depp, Thomasin McKenzie, Robert Pattinson, Ben Mendelsohn, Andrew Havill, Dean-Charles Chapman, Steven Elder, Edward Ashley, Stephen Fewell, Tara Fitzgerald, Tom Fisher, Ivan Kaye, Gábor Czap, Tom Lawrence, Josef Davies, Roderick Hill, Niké Kurta, Nicholas Wittman, Philip Rosch, Lucas Hansen, Tom Lacroix, Cedric Cirotteau, Jack Bandeira, Kristóf Widder, Vincent Latorre, Bence Bakti, Bardó Fenyvesi, Henry Dent, Harry Trevaldwyn, Laurent Winkler, Jeremy Chevillotte, Thibault de Montalembert, Oscar Bennett Release Date: 2019-10-11 Runtime: 140 Plot: 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. Last night I watched the new Netflix movie "The King," which is about Henry V. For many decades, of course, the television movie, even if it was as good as Spielberg's Duel (1971), was almost always a low-budget movie that just didn't have the production values of a major motion picture. But as we all know, Netflix is now making major movies for release on Netflix. The biggest example this year is going to be the huge Scorsese epic The Irishman, but a few of their other movies, including The King, are significant and maybe even Oscar-worthy movies as well. Here's the trailer, and then a helpful 8-minute mini-doc about the real history behind the story.... This simultaneously gritty and yet lavish epic slowly gathers power. Recommended for those who like this kind of intelligent and nuanced historical film.