Die Königin und der Leibarzt

Die Königin und der Leibarzt

Dänemark / Schweden / Tschechien / Deutschland 2011/2012, Spielfilm

Inhalt

Johann Friedrich Struensee, town physician and doctor to the poor of Altona – then governed by the King of Denmark – accompanies his monarch in 1768 on the latter’s year-long trip around Europe. During the journey, he gains the trust of the psychologically unstable king and is made his personal physician. But Struensee wants more: together with Queen Caroline Mathilde, who falls in love with the handsome and assertive medic, he increasingly takes over state affairs. Committed to the grand ideas of European enlightenment, he implements freedom of the press and of expression, abolishes torture and serfdom, reforms the school system and curtails the privileges of the aristocracy.
The aristocrats, however, fearing for their wealth and power, refuse to take this ‘blasphemous activity’ lying down. Eventually, the reformer ends up on trial.
Based on actual historical events, Nikolaj Arcel creates a mixture of historical-political thriller, romance and tragedy. The drama of a man decades ahead of his time who seeks to implement the ideals of the French Revolution in Denmark before it even began is also an allegory about the conflict of progressive and reactionary forces.

Source: 62. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

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Credits

Director:Nikolaj Arcel
Screenplay:Nikolaj Arcel, Rasmus Heisterberg, Lars von Trier
Director of photography:Rasmus Videbæk
Editing:Kasper Leick, Mikkel E. G. Nielsen
Music:Gabriel Yared, Cyrille Aufort
  
Cast: 
Mads MikkelsenJohann Friedrich Struensee
Mikkel Boe FølsgaardChristian VII
Alicia VikanderCaroline Mathilde
David DencikOve Høegh-Guldberg
Trine DyrholmJuliane Marie
William Jøhnk NielsenFrederik VI
Cyron Bjørn MelvilleEnevold Brandt
Laura BroLouise von Plessen
Harriet WalterAugusta Princzessin von Wales
Thomas W. GabrielssonSchack Carl Rantzau
Søren MallingHartmann
Klaus TangeMinister
Bent MejdingBernstorff
Erika GuntherovaHofdame
  
Production company:Zentropa Entertainments ApS (Hvidovre)
Producer:Sisse Graum Jœrgensen, Louise Vesth, Meta Louise Foldager

All Credits

Director:Nikolaj Arcel
Screenplay:Nikolaj Arcel, Rasmus Heisterberg, Lars von Trier
Director of photography:Rasmus Videbæk
Set design:Niels Sejer (Szenenbild), Martin Kurel (Art Director)
Prop master:Jíri Macke
Make-up artist:Linda Dvorakova, Ivo Strangmüller, Dennis Knudsen
Costume design:Manon Rasmussen
Editing:Kasper Leick, Mikkel E. G. Nielsen
Sound design:Hans Christian Koch, Claus Lynge
Sound:Hans Christian Koch, Claus Lynge
Audio mixing:Petr Cechák
Music:Gabriel Yared, Cyrille Aufort
  
Cast: 
Mads MikkelsenJohann Friedrich Struensee
Mikkel Boe FølsgaardChristian VII
Alicia VikanderCaroline Mathilde
David DencikOve Høegh-Guldberg
Trine DyrholmJuliane Marie
William Jøhnk NielsenFrederik VI
Cyron Bjørn MelvilleEnevold Brandt
Laura BroLouise von Plessen
Harriet WalterAugusta Princzessin von Wales
Thomas W. GabrielssonSchack Carl Rantzau
Søren MallingHartmann
Klaus TangeMinister
Bent MejdingBernstorff
Erika GuntherovaHofdame
  
Production company:Zentropa Entertainments ApS (Hvidovre)
in co-production with:Zentropa International Sweden (Trollhättan), Zentropa Entertainment GmbH (Berlin), Sveriges Television (SVT) (Stockholm), West Danish Film Fund (Aarhus), Film i Väst AB (Trollhättan), Sirena Film (Prag)
Producer:Sisse Graum Jœrgensen, Louise Vesth, Meta Louise Foldager
Co-Producer:Gunnar Carlsson, Maria Köpf, Pavel Muller, Martin Persson, Jessica Ask, Ingolf Gabold, Ditte Christiansen, Madeleine Ekman, Carsten Holst, Steen Risom, Kristina Hejduková
Executive producer:Lars von Trier, Peter Aalbæk Jensen, Peter Garde
Line producer:Pavel Muller
Original distributor:MFA+ Filmdistribution e.K. (Regensburg)
Funding:Danske Filminstitutet (Kopenhagen), Nordisk Film & TV Fund (Oslo), Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung GmbH (MDM) (Leipzig), Media Programm der EU (Brüssel), Eurimages der EU (Strasbourg), Tschechisches Kultusministerium (Prag)
Length:137 min
Format:35mm, 16:9
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 21.03.2012, 132194, ab 12 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 16.02.2012, Berlin, IFF - Wettbewerb;
Kinostart (DE): 19.04.2012

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Die Königin und der Leibarzt
Weiterer Titel (DK SE CZ DE) A Royal Affair
Weiterer Titel (DK) En Kongelig Affære

Versions

Original

Length:137 min
Format:35mm, 16:9
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 21.03.2012, 132194, ab 12 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 16.02.2012, Berlin, IFF - Wettbewerb;
Kinostart (DE): 19.04.2012
 

Awards

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences 2013
Oscar®-Nominierung
 
IFF, Berlin 2012
Silberner Bär, Bester Darsteller
Silberner Bär, Bestes Drehbuch