Christian IV - Den sidste rejse

Christian IV - Den sidste rejseChristian IV. - Die letzte Reise / Christian IV

Competition Narrative Films, Denmark 2018, 88 Min., dan. OV, engl. st

In 1648, the Danish king is in the last year of his life. He wants to see Copenhagen one last time and he’s on his way to the capital in a horse-drawn carriage. He wants to see his former wife, Kirsten Munk. Christian believed she cheated on him with another man and had her placed under house arrest. But seeing Kirsten again does not bring the king peace. Long sections of the film are set inside the coach; in flashbacks we are privy to the course of a passionate, but cheerless marriage – from the first infatuation, to jealousy, to hate. And yet the two seemingly still have an inner connection, until the melancholy ending. The experiences of an unhappy life are engraved in the furrows of the king’s face. “Christian IV” succeeds in telling the story of this life without judging it.

Director Kasper Kalle

Screenplay Kasper Kalle, Trine Appel

Producer Claudia Saginario

Cast Baard Owe (Christian IV., alt), Karen-Lise Mynster (Kirsten Munk, alt), Rudi Køhnke (Christian IV., jung), Rosalinde Mynster (Kirsten Munk, jung)

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