This sumptuous, well-crafted film tells a remarkable story of lust and passion from 18th century Denmark. King Christian’s new wife soon discovers he is juvenile, impulsive and cruel. The two live in a state of mutual disregard until Christian hires a progressive, impulsive doctor as his personal physician (Casino Royale’s Mads Mikkelsen,). What followed became one of the great scandals in the European royal courts. A bold, glittering tale of illicit love and political passion on a sweeping scale.