MARGRETE QUEEN OF NORTH
BRINGING SPLENDOR THIS FALL
|The movie premiered this month in Denmark
|Morten Hee Andersen (left) plays Margrete's adopted son
|Trine Dyrholm takes the lead role in the epic movie
|It will spread around Europe in December
THE STORY OF THE FILM
The year is 1402. Margrete has achieved what no man has managed before. She has gathered Denmark, Norway and Sweden into a peace oriented union, which she single handedly rules through her young, adopted son, Erik. The union is beset by enemies, however, and Margrethe is therefore planning a marriage between Erik and an English
princess. An alliance
with England should secure the union's status as an emerging European
power but a breathtaking conspiracy is under way that can tear Margrethe
and all she believes in apart.
|It is interesting that the film was shot in Czech republic not Denmark
DEZZY'S HISTORY LESSON
The Kalmar union of Denmark, Norway and Sweden kept Scandinavian kingdoms joined for over a century. Margrete, the founder of that union, was
also known as the Semiramis of North and Lady King. She died aboard her
royal ship when she was trying to recover Finland for the Union as well.
was succeeded by her great nephew Eric of Pomerania as her son King
Olaf II of Denmark (whom she had with her husband King Haakon VI of
Norway) died before her.
|It is possible that the film will represent Denmark at the Oscars
|The film was directed by Charlotte Sieling who also worked on the script