Written December 03, 2012
From the exquisite direction and acting to the breathtaking scenery and costumes, this film is in a league above most period films.
It doesn't pander in the typical hollywood fashion yet tantalizes you with fact-based melodrama
while delivering a revolutionary political message.
All the while keeping you in the grips of an amazingly convincing and heartbreaking love triangle.
If this film were in English i do believe it could win the best picture award!
If it doesn't win for foreign language film than its a travesty...
I am still trying to conceive of how a 2 hour and 20 minute film felt like it ended too soon?
Written November 18, 2012
Beautifully produced historical drama re. the relationship between King Christian VII of Denmark, his wife Caroline Matilda (youngest daughter of Frederick, Prince of Wales) and Johann Stroensee, a german physician who was brought to court to treat the King's mental illness, but ended up becoming a friend and advisor to the childlike Christian, and, unbeknownst to the King, having an affair (and a daughter) with the Queen. The trio, along with a few others in their close circle, became advocates for the Enlightenment in Denmark, attempting to introduce much needed social reforms. What happens I'll leave you to find out, but let's just say, it does not end well...Gorgeous production values, terrific acting. If you like a period film, this will be one you will not regret paying the $15.00 to see on the big screen.
Written December 10, 2012
After seeing this quite interesting piece of Danish monarch history, that takes place in the 2nd half of the 18th century, I was encouraged to verify the accuracy of the tilm. In doing so I was pleased to find that the movie closely retold the story of that King and Queen. The characters
were well developed, it was well written, and well edited...definitely worth seeing if you are either a history buff or just enjoy a well done period movie.
Written November 29, 2012
Oscar winner for sure. I dragged my macho boyfriend to this movie and he left swearing it would win best film at the oscars. Great performances.
Written November 25, 2012
A must See!! Excellent movie. Great acting. I couldn't take my eyes off the screen