Watch: The Lost King 2022 123movies, Full Movie Online – In 2012, having been lost for over 500 years, the remains of King Richard III were discovered beneath a carpark in Leicester. The search had been orchestrated by an amateur historian, Philippa Langley, whose unrelenting research had been met with incomprehension by her friends and family and with scepticism by experts and academics. THE LOST KING is the life-affirming true story of a woman who refused to be ignored and who took on the country’s most eminent historians, forcing them to think again about one of the most infamous kings in England’s history..
Plot: An amateur historian defies the academic establishment in her efforts to find King Richard III’s remains, which were lost for over 500 years.
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I really enjoyed this movie. Mind you, I have been interested in the long suppressed truth about King Richard III for a long time, so at the very least I appreciate a feature film trying to set the record more straight.
But even setting that aside, I thought the movie was entertaining and interesting. They made a lot of small changes from Philippa Langley’s book describing her journey to discovering the body of Richard III, but it was to give the story more dramatic appeal and quirkiness. It seemed to all work for me. I loved Sally Hawkins in Persuasion and she doesn’t disappoint here. Steve Coogan gives an impressive layered performance, and James Fleet and Mark Addy are two terrific British character actors.
Having Philippa actually see and speak to Richard III is a device used in many films before, but I think it is an effort to replace strange feelings Langley describes in her story where she felt his presence near where he was buried, even before they confirmed he was there. So I will forgive them that somewhat hackneyed decide. I think the relationship between her and her husband was complex enough to be believable. In my mind I predicted the applause scene at the end, but it did provide a nice closing to the story.
Sally Hawkins turns in an enthusiastic performance here as the determined Philippa Langley. Separated from her husband (Steve Coogan), she is sort of at the end of her tether when she takes her young son to see a stage version of Shakespeare’s “Richard III”. Taken with the tragedy of that story, she joins the local “Ricardians” and soon determines that this particular historical figure has had a bit of a bad press, and so she sets out to try and track down the hitherto unidentified location of his corpse. It’s based on a true story, so we know what actually happened but the drama offered here is still quite engaging as she has to convince the powers that be to allow her to dig up their car park, then try to fend off their collective claims of success before the ultimate battle to get the man buried with some semblance of his real life status and is enjoyable to watch, especially once her adventure begins in earnest. Then together with archaeological lead Mark Addy and some spiritual assistance from Harry Lloyd’s spectral version of this final Plantaget King – who, along with his horse – seems keen to help her from the grave, this film moves along entertainingly. It certainly doesn’t need to be seen at the cinema, and It’s a bit of a slow burn to begin with, but overall I quite enjoyed it.
Lovely moving film. I was actually at the “funeral”.
Not exactly 15 minutes of fame but I won a berth in the cathedral at Richard’s reinterment. As a result I was very excited about this film and it really was a wonderful movie with Sally Hawkins and Steve Coogan portraying these recent events with sensitivity and class. I liked the use of Richard’s ghost to enhance the storytelling and the use of poetic licence did not damage the integrity of what happened. Visually, the sets were accurate and all the main characters are represented. Although I would liked to have seen the addition of Michael Ibsen who provided the DNA proof. But as a film about a topical story, it was a lovely satisfying movie.
I went to see this movie on a whim not knowing much about it at all. I vaguely remembered the story appearing in the news some years ago. Sally Hawkins turns in a moving performance as Philippa Langley. The inclusion of her “visions” of Kind Richard could have been badly handled but here it lends both humour and pathos and its a nice touch. This movie was an unexpected pleasure and brought a tear to my eye more than once. Philippa’s passion is inspiring and this is as much a story of the woman herself as it is about the discovery of Kind Richard.
It is clear that the writers take much creative licence with the story, which appears to take place in a matter on months but no doubt took years of research in reality. This kind of thing is to be expected with any dramatisation of reality. I’m sure the University of Leicester will have a lot more issue with the creative licence taken than I do as they don’t come out of it looking at all good! However, the story is told from the perspective of Philippa Langley, and having since watched some real footage following the discovery of King Richards remains, it is clear to see she was sidelined and undermined and so it is nice to see her side of the story.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 48 min (108 min)
Genre Comedy, Drama
Director Stephen Frears
Writer Steve Coogan, Philippa Langley, Jeff Pope
Actors Sally Hawkins, Shonagh Price, Helen Katamba
Country United Kingdom
Awards 1 nomination
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
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Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format DCP Digital Cinema Package