Archive of films King's Speech / The King's Speech

United Kingdom / USA / Australia
2010, 118 min

Section: Tribute to Geoffrey Rush
Year: 2022

After the abdication of his older brother Edward, Prince Albert ascends the throne as King George VI. The Second World War is on the horizon and the country needs a strong leader, however, the introverted Bertie, who suffers from a speech impediment, is something of a joke to the public. His wife Elizabeth sets up a meeting with Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush), an eccentric speech therapist, thanks to whom the king manages to overcome his stammer and ultimately forges a close friendship with him.


Synopsis

After the controversial abdication of his older brother Edward, Prince Albert, nicknamed Bertie, ascends the throne as King George VI. The Second World War is on the horizon and the country needs a strong leader, however, the introverted Bertie, overburdened with unexpected obligations, suffers from a speech impediment that the public find comical. His wife Elizabeth sets up a meeting with Lionel Logue, an eccentric speech therapist, thanks to whom the king overcomes his stammer and delivers an inspirational speech to his people, in the process forging a close friendship with Logue. The Oscar-winning film laced with British humour boasts excellent performances from the central cast comprising Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush and Helena Bonham Carter, who supplied the required sparkle and depth to their characters.

Natalia Kozáková

About the director

Tom Hooper (1972, London). Selected filmography: Red Dust (2004), The Damned United (2009), The King's Speech (2010), Les Misérables (2012), The Danish Girl (2015).

About the film

Color, DCP

Section: Tribute to Geoffrey Rush
   
Director: Tom Hooper
Screenplay: David Seidler
Dir. of Photography: Danny Cohen
Music: Alexandre Desplat
Editor: Tariq Anwar
Art Director: David Hindle, Leon McCarthy, Eve Stewart
Producer: Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, Gareth Unwin
Production: The Weinstein Company, UK Film Council, See-Saw Films, Bedlam Productions
Cast: Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter

Guests

Geoffrey Rush

Actor

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