In 1767, the British Princess Caroline is betrothed to the mad King Christian V11 of Denmark. She falls for the German physician, a quietly idealistic man of the Enlightenment who is hired to care for the erratic young King.
As the only one who can influence the King, the doctor is able to initiate sweeping enlightened reforms of Denmark.
However his secret affair with Caroline proves a tragic mistake which their conservative enemies use to advantage in a conflict that that threatens to claim more than just the lovers as victims.
“Utterly seductive…An epic story of forbidden love” Radio Times.
“The most dramatic love story in European history” Virgin Media.
Running Time: 2h 17min