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The Marriage of Gustav III

This is a moving story about the complexity of love which is as true today as it was then.

Barely thirty years old, Swedish King Gustav III already could look back on a number of significant achievements. Through a coup d´etat he had made himself an absolute ruler, abolished torture, and reformed the penal system as well as established the right to religious freedom in Sweden.

Stockholm had begun the transformation into a European Capital with the blossoming of the Arts and Culture. But King Gustav’s greatest task in life lies ahead of him, to consummate his marriage with the Danish born Queen Sofia Magdalena and produce an heir.

Despite having been married to the Queen for nine years, no intimate relationship had taken place between them, though not through lack of interest but rather because of uncertainty.

This is a moving story about the complexity of love which is as true today as it was in the 18th Century.

Genre: Drama
Original title: Gustav III:s äktenskap
Year: 2001
Duration: 2 x 88' or ep 1 as stand alone
Script: Klas Östergren
Director: Jens Jonsson
Produced by: SVT

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