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Rated PG · 134 min. · 2016

Drama

The most royal of the cycle of '60s films dealing with the history and castle intrigues of medieval England, Anthony Harvey's The Lion in Winter returns in a new 4K restoration by Studiocanal. At Christmas Court in 1183 King Henry II argues with his estranged wife, Eleanor, over whether Prince John or Richard shall inherit the throne. Complicating matters, King Philip II of France seeks his own fortune by demanding his sister Alais, currently Henry's mistress, be betrothed to Richard, all the while stirring insurrection among all of Henry's sons toward their father.

Official Site: www.rialtopictures.com/catalogue/the-lion-in-winter
Director: Anthony Harvey
Writer: James Goldman
Cast: Peter O'Toole, Katharine Hepburn, Anthony Hopkins, John Castle and Nigel Terry

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