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.
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.
Powerful performances by Alicia Vikander and Mads Mikkelsen. Mikkel Folsgard was outstanding though, as the raving mad King Christian. Loved Trine Dyrholm. Exceptionally well done, really enjoyable. I felt it dragged on for a bit about three fourths of the way, but it picks up beautifully in the end. Highly recommended. For once high expectations are not met by disappointment.