#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – 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, a quietly idealistic man of the Enlightenment. As the only one who can influence the King, Struensee is able to begin sweeping enlightened reforms of Denmark through Christian even as Caroline falls for the doctor. However, their secret affair proves a tragic mistake that their conservative enemies use to their advantage in a conflict that threatens to claim more than just the lovers as their victims.
Plot: A young queen falls in love with her physician, and they start a revolution that changes their nation forever.
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More than a history lesson
You could dismiss this film as a Danish history lesson but it is more than that. It is a love story with an improbable background in a rather gloomy setting, the Danish Court of the late 18th century. Mad (or at least seriously disturbed) King Christian VII (Mikkel Folsgaard – superbe) marries 16 year old English princess Caroline (Alicia Vikander) who happens to be George III’s sister). He prefers the company of his dog and mistress to her. It is not surprising that Caroline falls for Johann Struensee (Mads Mikkelsen) who becomes the king’s personal physician on the strength of his knowledge of Shakespeare (especially Hamlet). The king is, as they say, easily led, and for a year or so Sturensee, despite being German, has a fine time as de facto ruler enacting liberal measures such as the abolition of serfdom and the repeal of censorship laws, not to mention free smallpox inoculations. But the forces of reaction led by the king’s stepmother gather. It was surprising to learn that 18th century Denmark was such a backward society.
Mads Mikkelsen gives a nuanced performance – ‘quiet intensity’ in fact, and Alicia Vikander is equally intense. They are a serious couple imbued with the ideals of the 18th century Enlightenment but their passion is physical as well as intellectual. Unfortunately their ideals are a little advanced for Denmark of the 1770s despite support from writers such as Voltaire. The local book-burners led by Hoegh-Guldberg (David Dencik) are not swayed by argument of course.
The production is full of atmosphere. The castles are suitably gloomy and there’s plenty of medieval squalor beyond the castle gate. Much of the action takes place in winter which adds to the chilly atmosphere. The aristocracy are suitably heartless and the peasants downtrodden. The king provides some zany (if not quite authentic) moments, appointing his Great Dane to his council and ordering Struensee to make Caroline a “fun queen”.
This is quite a long movie at 140 minutes yet is enthralling from start to finish. Even though you can guess the ending you are swept along by the story and the performances. You can see why the audiences at Cannes loved it.
Stop taking children away from Alicia Vikander!
I’m sad to say Alicia Vikander only came to my attention with ‘the light between oceans’, the film she did her now husband Michael fassbender, but I’ve following her career since then. I’m now catching up on her older stuff-watched ‘Anna Karenina’ yesterday (what a mess!) and then this beautiful danish film. It’s tragic all around as Vikander plays princess Caroline of England married to the king of Denmark. The King is slightly mad, and Caroline is lonely in the marriage. A doctor is brought in to assess her husband, that she falls for, and a triangle ensues. Of course, this film is more than about love as the king is not well and the good doctor Steps in for him a lot. He isn’t a problem to the king and queen, he’s a problem for the people as he’s too progressive. Deceit and lies ensue in messy form, but the film’s end while ends in miscommunication and deceit, isn’t a total tragedy. The hardest part for me was a scene when Caroline’s child is taken and she cries that horrible cry we hear in ‘the light between oceans’-that utter devastation Vikander is so good at. She’s definitely the stand out here. The actors playing the king and the doctor are fine, but nothing extraordinary. Maybe they were on the side of subdued and I wanted more theatrical performances out of them. Anyway, it was not enough to deter me from recommending this wonderful film. It’s a good piece of history to learn as well.
Original Language da
Runtime 2 hr 17 min (137 min)
Genre Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Director Nikolaj Arcel
Writer Bodil Steensen-Leth (novel), Rasmus Heisterberg (screenplay), Nikolaj Arcel (screenplay)
Actors Alicia Vikander, Mads Mikkelsen, Mikkel Boe Følsgaard, Trine Dyrholm
Country Denmark, Sweden, Czech Republic, Germany
Awards Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 21 wins & 37 nominations.
Production Company Zentropa Entertainments
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Arricam ST, Zeiss Master Prime Lenses
Laboratory Barandov Film Laboratories [cz] (dailies), Nordisk Lab
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak)
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic), D-Cinema