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      Margrete: Queen of the North

      Released Dec 17, 2021 2 hr. 1 min. History Drama List
      95% 19 Reviews Tomatometer 68% Fewer than 50 Ratings Audience Score 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 Margrete 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 Margrete and all she believes in apart. Read More Read Less

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      Mike W I enjoyed the historical aspect of the movie, knowing little of Scandinavia's past, and even searched Pomerania plus other topics brought up during the viewing. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 06/07/23 Full Review Avindu G Selfless sacrifice is what makes this world work and it's beauty is admired well inside this story. Plot was steady and uncompromising. Great performances by the cast and especially by Trine Dyrholm making the watch truly worthwhile. Reimagining of the ancient monarchy and society was done smoothly. Instead of painting the history in black the movie stand bold as an appreciation of the Scandinavian literature. A fitting use of visual effects with beautiful scenery. Producing this movie inspired by this tense folk tale was productive and a great find. Don't see a reason for retelling the story of Fake Oluf any sooner. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/12/23 Full Review justine l I didn't expect to enjoy this movie. I actually was on the edge of my seat most of the time. Such good acting and storyline - was so hard who to believe or trust. Like a good game of chess - the pieces were played so well. Definitely worth my time. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review julie h Hair styles 10/10 (love that intricate plaiting and looping around the ears on the queen). Jewellery 9/10. Furs 8/10. Unfortunately plot 4/10. It beggars belief that a formidable queen would dither about whether some broken down character is her son, supposedly killed 15 years back, and thereby cause political chaos in the Scandinavian union she so cleverly put together. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review jill c Really beautiful period drama, generally great acting, some improbably plot, but who cares! A nice historic dalliance. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Wow one of the best Scandi films in years. Epic stuff. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/16/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      David Stratton The Australian Margrete Queen of the North is a superbly mounted drama set in a variety of Scandinavian countries at the end of the 14th century and the beginning of the 15th century. Rated: 4/5 Dec 3, 2022 Full Review Paul Byrnes Sydney Morning Herald It’s a big, dark, roiling cauldron of politics and emotion, and satisfying as all that -- even if a lot of it is speculation. Rated: 4/5 Nov 30, 2022 Full Review Phuong Le Guardian While the plot is at times overstuffed with palace intrigues, this piercing character study carries a contemporary poignancy, as it encapsulates the difficult choices a female leader has to make in a world bounded by patriarchal control. Rated: 3/5 Mar 7, 2022 Full Review Lee Zumpe Tampa Bay Newspapers In addition to all the warranted praise Sieling will receive for epic storytelling, she deserves credit for bringing awareness and appreciation of Margrete’s reign to an international audience. Oct 31, 2023 Full Review Jane Freebury The Canberra Times (Australia) Inspired by history but occasionally bogged down in the facts, attention to detail and weighty tone are enlivened by the central performance Rated: 4/5 Dec 9, 2022 Full Review Julian Wood FILMINK (Australia) … plot-heavy, but many scenes are so well-played and the general atmosphere so broodingly authentic, that the film succeeds royally. Rated: 16/20 Nov 14, 2022 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis 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 Margrete 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 Margrete and all she believes in apart.
      Director
      Charlotte Sieling
      Executive Producer
      Lars Bjørn Hansen, Tim King
      Screenwriter
      Jesper Fink, Maya Ilsøe, Charlotte Sieling
      Distributor
      Samuel Goldwyn Films
      Production Co
      Nordisk Film & TV-Fond, TV2 Danmark, Carlsbergfondet, Filmkameratene A/S, SF Studios, A.P. Møller Fonden, Augustinus Fonden, Czech Film Fund, Det Danske Filminstitut, Truenorth Productions, Norsk Filminstitutt, Eurimages, Polish Film Institute, Dronning Margrete og Prins Henriks Fond, Svenska Filminstitutet, Sirena Film, MEDIA Programme of the European Union, Icelandic Film Center, Film i Väst
      Genre
      History, Drama
      Original Language
      Danish
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Dec 17, 2021, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Dec 17, 2021
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