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  • It has been said that Prague is nearly everyone’s favorite place for historical types of films

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      Denmark, during the 1700s was the place where the French Revolutionary war was inspired by way of “The Enlightenment”. The concepts of Rousseau and that of Voltaire came to the forefront in Denmark by way of Doctor Johann Struensee. Struensee was a physician originating from Germany; hired to provide care for a youngish ruler: Christian VII. He also was drawn to the country’s new queen: Caroline Mathilde from Britain. The two were wisked away so to speak in the presence of one another. The politics of Denmark add drama to the two’s secret relationship. The content is superb with regard to the secret union. The drama relative to history has many of the nation’s inhabitants dreaming of a visit to the

      Oscars. The film gives Mads Mikkelsen, a Danish star on the rise a great deal of positive exposure. Mikkelsen is an actor possessing mass popularity: with the basis of the popularity–his “looks.” Struensee, played by Mikkelsen was a social reformer during the time-period.

      Alicia Vikander plays Queen Caroline. She arrives in the country for a royal marital union; discovering that “the talk” she has heard whispered about her spouse: the king—Christian (played by Mikkel Boe Folsgaard) is actually valid. We first see the king hiding behind a tree. He is obviously a man who is mentally ill and at the same time very childish. The king does not like marriage: and decides it is a good idea to tour the continent of Europe. The court elders hire Struensee to act as the king’s travel companion and to determine what to do.

      Struensee thinks the king is easy which to deal. Once everyone returns to Copenhagen including Caroline and a new baby, Struensee stays inside the Dane household. During the period of time the country was a locale where rich aristocrats were the ruling class. The reforms too were highly radical. Caroline is in love with Struensee. She also likes the idea of what he tells her about the politics of Voltaire. She uses her influence with the king to change Denmark’s history.

      The physician in the film works with master precision. He makes use of the Queen in order to influence her husband ...


      to take charge of his Kingdom. One reform is addressed after another reform; rendering the Royal Court eventually without power.

      The couple seem more endeared toward their political activities with respect to reformation than to one another. They shake up the kingdom. Mikkelsen is a good choice as the leading actor. He does a credible job of convincing his audience that he is highly intellectualized and possesses a great deal of idealism.

      We are struck as to wondering whether the film’s queen carried on the relationship with Mikkelsen because she was more addicted to reform than being drawn in by the film’s main character. The latter statement, I think may very well be true.

      The locations in Prague of the film make for sensational film-making.

      It has been said that Prague is nearly everyone’s favorite place for historical types of films. The film uses period costumes that make everything appear all the more authentic.

      The film’s director, I think does a very good job of making use of the Prague locations relative to the historical reform drama. Everything, with respect to the film, works out superbly.

      Cast of characters:

      Struensee played by: Mads Mikkelsen

      Caroline is played by: Alicia Vikander

      Christian is played by: Mikkel Boe Folsgaard

      Film’s distributor is: Magnolia Pictures;

      Film’s director is: Nikolaj Arcel.

      The film is written by Rasmus Heisterberg and Nikolaj Arcel.

      Languages include: Danish, English, German and French, with English subtitles.

      The Run Time of the film is: Two hours and fifteen minutes, approximately




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