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Royal Deceit

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This European historical saga presents the true tale of intrigue, regicide, incest, and insanity on which Shakespeare based Hamlet. It begins in the ancient Danish kingdom of Jutland in the sixth century. There ambitious Prince Fenge (Gabriel Byrne) murders his brother the king and one of his sons, but masks it as the casualty of a highway robbery. The dark prince then claims both the throne and his former sister-in-law, queen Geruth (Helen Mirren). Her son Amled saw the killings, but feigns madness to spare his ...
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Overview

This European historical saga presents the true tale of intrigue, regicide, incest, and insanity on which Shakespeare based Hamlet. It begins in the ancient Danish kingdom of Jutland in the sixth century. There ambitious Prince Fenge (Gabriel Byrne) murders his brother the king and one of his sons, but masks it as the casualty of a highway robbery. The dark prince then claims both the throne and his former sister-in-law, queen Geruth (Helen Mirren). Her son Amled saw the killings, but feigns madness to spare his life. Amled then begins preparing his revenge. Fenge is not convinced of Amled's madness and arranges for a beautiful maid to seduce the truth out of him. That doesn't work so Fenge sends his nephew to visit the Scottish home of his friend Aethelwine (Brian Cox), who will receive orders to kill him. Amled learns of the plot and changes the orders, immediately winning Aethelwine's favor, winning a battle for the man, and marrying his daughter (Kate Beckinsale). Then the resourceful prince travels back to Jutland to deal with his uncle.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/10/2012
  • UPC: 031398153559
  • Original Release: 1994
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  • Source: Miramax Lionsgate
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Subtitled / Full Frame
  • Time: 1:25:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 33,164

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Christian Bale Prince Amled
Gabriel Byrne Fenge
Helen Mirren Queen Geruth
Brian Cox Aethelwine, Duke of Lindsey
Steven Waddington Ribold
Kate Beckinsale Ethel
Freddie Jones Bjorn
Brian Glover Caedman
Technical Credits
Gabriel Axel Director, Screenwriter
Torben Backmark Set Decoration/Design
Mike Dawson Musical Direction/Supervision
Kate Dowd Casting
Terry Glinwood Executive Producer, Producer
Kees Kasander Producer
Erik Kjersgaard Screenwriter
Henning Kristiansen Cinematographer
Kenneth Madsen Co-producer
Jean-Francois Naudon Editor
Per Nørgård Score Composer
Sylvaine Sainderichin Producer
Sylvaine Sainderichin Executive Producer
Gisele Tanalias Costumes/Costume Designer
Sven Wichmann Production Designer
Denis Wigman Executive Producer, Producer
Volker Zeigermann Musical Direction/Supervision
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Royal Deceit
1. Royal Deceit [9:54]
2. The Life Of a Coward [7:10]
3. Wooden Swords [3:19]
4. A Mad Prince? [8:12]
5. The Rats [2:58]
6. The Queen''s Mistake [7:57]
7. Embarking On A Journey [5:59]
8. Exposing Treachery [1:42]
9. A Noble Welcome [4:26]
10. An Unexpected Attack [3:56]
11. The Final Battle [3:52]
12. Going Home [9:30]
13. Retribution [6:27]
14. Long Live The King! [5:55]
15. End Credits [1:19]
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