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      Henry IV

      PG-13 1984 1h 35m Drama List
      Reviews 44% Audience Score 50+ Ratings A 20th-century aristocrat (Marcello Mastroianni) falls off a horse and becomes convinced that he is Henry IV, the emperor who ruled Rome in the 11th century. Oddly, the friends and relatives of the accident victim don't attempt to dissuade him and instead play along with his delusions. As a royal court is built around "Henry," his psychiatrist (Leopoldo Trieste) attempts to figure out if the faux noble is truly insane or if he is merely milking his madness for all it is worth. Read More Read Less

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      Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews Mastroianni's brilliant performance is the best reason to see the film. Rated: B- Mar 29, 2006 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member This fascinating history play, part of Shakespeare's account of the final years of England's feudal period, is enhanced in the BBC Shakespeare run by such fine actors as David Gwilim (Prince Hal/Henry V) and Jon Finch (Henry IV). Of course, one must also mention the dissolute Falstaff, played by Anthony Quayle, an actor of such moment that anyone would think he would dwarf the rest. And yet, this supporting role, as clowns in tragedies usually are, is played to perfection by Quayle, who neither steals the limelight nor puts his character in any other place than where he should be. The set is fitting to the film, and every other part accords well - and the Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/09/23 Full Review Audience Member A Wonderful introduction to this history play. I thought it contained some of Shakespeare's most beautiful verse. It also features one of his greatest characters-Sir John Falstaff, wonderfully portrayed by Anthony Quayle. The rest of the cast is outstanding, and it shows that the British don't mess around when it comes to Shakespeare. If you're looking for productions of the history plays that make Shakespeare more comprehensible to you, pick up the BBC Shakespeare series off of Netflix. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis A 20th-century aristocrat (Marcello Mastroianni) falls off a horse and becomes convinced that he is Henry IV, the emperor who ruled Rome in the 11th century. Oddly, the friends and relatives of the accident victim don't attempt to dissuade him and instead play along with his delusions. As a royal court is built around "Henry," his psychiatrist (Leopoldo Trieste) attempts to figure out if the faux noble is truly insane or if he is merely milking his madness for all it is worth.
      Director
      Marco Bellocchio
      Rating
      PG-13
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      Italian
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Dec 4, 2020
      Runtime
      1h 35m
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