In 1767, the British Princess Caroline is betrothed to the mad King Christian VII of Denmark, but her life with the erratic monarch in the oppressive country becomes an isolating misery. However, Christian soon gains a fast companion with the German Dr. Johann Struensee.
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Brilliant. Been following Mads since his work in the Pusher Trilogy with Nic Refn, a real force in front of the camera, fearless. Vikander was amazing as well. The writing, to the directing, to the stylization, the film was captivating throughout. A marvelous cinematic experience that I cannot speak highly enough about. It deserves all the praise it gets.
The production values are spot on and the performances were all perfect(most notably Alicia Viklander playing the queen) It's a satisfying watch but I was hoping for a bit more than what we've seen in many of other period films. 3.5 stars
A film which massively benefits from its choice of a highly intriguing story brimming with hubris, vanity, lust and betrayal, all set against a background of political turmoil. It's the sort of sweeping historical tragedy/pageant that I feel Bertolucci would approve of, with its key protagonists all really prisoners in gilded cages.
Gorgeous directing and perfect acting. Also it made that 18 page paper I wrote in college about the year 1766 finally pay off. No, seriously. I did that. It took 3 weeks and I wanted to cry by the end. I got an A though, Internet! Go me! Oh...you don't care. Well you get to see the woman from Ex Machina naked, so that's neat.
this was better than brilliant. it was captivating, heartfelt and a cinematic masterpiece to put it lightly. despite it's length, it goes by quickly and you become caught up in the web of enchantment and lies. it was beautiful, the acting was spectacular and i couldn't recommend it enough.