• Film ID:
  • 11043
  • Availability:
  • DVD Available from Shop
  • Film cert:
  • Running time:
  • DVD=98 min.
  • Nationality(ies):
  • Britain.
  • Primary Language(s):
  • English.
TO KILL A KING (2003)
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17th Century England has just endured a civil war that has seen the Monarchy overthrown. The corridors of power are stalked as the reformist, but somewhat naive, idealist Fairfax, tries to broker a deal between two obstinate rocks, his power seeking deputy, the revolutionary Cromwell, and the nutty Stewart monarch Charles, and keep his beloved, but monarchist, wife happy. Roth's interpretation of Cromwell, a sort of Olivier's Richard The Third with a Hitlerian moustache attached, ie somewhat of a psychotic zealot, deserves more artistic than factual credit, as does the whole film. Great to watch but historical rubbish.
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