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A Royal Secret


In the 1930s, restaurant owner Kurt Haijby (Sverrir Gudnason) begins a secret love affair with the King of Sweden (Staffan Gƶthe), resulting in blackmail. Much like another Swedish miniseries this year, The Unlikely Murderer, this one uses historical events as a starting point for a story that isnā€™t necessarily true, but spends a lot of time and effort to make us believe in it, turning the notorious blackmail case into a love affair and the controversial Haijby into someone we must sympathize with. Uneven, even if it does benefit from a good cast, including veteran actor and playwright Gƶthe as the King and Reine Brynolfsson as the aggressive Governor of Stockholm.Ā 

2021-Sweden. Made for TV. 180 min. Color. Directed byĀ Lisa James Larsson. Teleplay: Bengt Braskered. Cast: Sverrir Gudnason (Kurt Haijby), Staffan Gƶthe (Gustav V), Sanna Krepper (Anna Haijby), Reine Brynolfsson, Bengt Braskered, Adam PĆ„lssonā€¦ Tova Magnusson.

Trivia: Original title: En kunglig affƤr. Originally shown in four episodes.



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