Royal Deceit


1h 46m 1994

Brief Synopsis

The story -- according to the 12th century chronicle of Saxo Grammaticus -- of the Danish prince Amled, upon whom William Shakespeare based his character Hamlet. As with the Bard's classic play, a young prince sees his father and brother murdered by his uncle and feigns madness in order to save hims

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Action
Drama
Historical
Release Date
1994
Production Company
Danish Film Institute (Dfi); Eurimages; Filmf√∑rderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein
Distribution Company
Bskyb; MIRAMAX; Sogepaq S.A.
Location
Denmark

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 46m

Synopsis

The story -- according to the 12th century chronicle of Saxo Grammaticus -- of the Danish prince Amled, upon whom William Shakespeare based his character Hamlet. As with the Bard's classic play, a young prince sees his father and brother murdered by his uncle and feigns madness in order to save himself and exact his revenge.

Crew

Richard Armitage

Musician

Gabriel Axel

Screenwriter

Joachim Back

Production Assistant

Peter Baekkel

1st Assistant Director

Torben Baekmark

Set Decorator

Karen Bentzon

Production Manager (Denmark)

Kristoffer Bentzon

Props Assistant

Nicolas Berglund

Production Assistant

Ello Bolz

Production Supervisor (Germany)

Jacob W Carlsen

Stand-By Prop

Dennis Christensen

Stunts

Scott Coder

2nd Assistant Director

F H Davidson

Other

Kate Dowd

Casting

Lester Englund

Clapper/Loader & Video Assistant

Carole Fevre

Continuity

Madeline Fontaine

Wardrobe Master

Michael Frandsen

Props Assistant

Peter Gabriel

Still Photographer

Ian Glassbrook

Other

Demetrios Glavas

Other

Terry Glinwood

Producer

Saxo Grammaticus

Book As Source Material ("Denmark Chronicle")

Leslie Grunberg

Producer

Lene Halskov

Musician

Finn Henriksen

Assistant (To Director)

Lene Irgens

Production Coordinator

Kees Kasander

Executive Producer

Iris Kehr

Publicist

Thorwald Kiefel

Props Master

Erik Kjersgaard

Historical Advisor

Erik Kjersgard

Screenwriter

Henning Kristiansen

Director Of Photography

Henning Kristiansen

Dp/Cinematographer

Uli Lange

Construction (For Tricky Fingers)

Petra Lober

Makeup Assistant

Birthe Lyngsoe

Extra Makeup

Kenneth Madsen

Producer

Charles Mcdonald

Publicist

Hans Meister

Construction (Tricky Fingers)

Jean Francois Naudon

Editor

Jeremy Newton

Musician

Francoise Nicolet

Wardrobe

Per Norgaard

Composer

Dominique Pinto

Camera Operator

Julien Poitou-weber

Wardrobe

Jens Bo Poulsen

Electrician Assistant

Helmut Prein

Electrician

Werner Puthe

Makeup Artist/Special Effects Makeup

Rikke Raben

Assistant (To Production Designer)

Jesper Banner Rasmussen

Production Assistant

Philip Rham

Dialogue Coach

Camilla Ribeiro

Other

Stefan Rusenberg

Key Grip

Tine Saetter-lassen

Extra Casting

Sylvaine Sainderichin

Producer

Tom Schulthes

Best Boy

Julian Slater

Sound Editor

Otto Stenov

Gaffer

Leif Stoltze

Construction

Felix Storp

Other

Gisele Tanalias

Costumes

Carlo Thoss

Boom Operator

Carlo Toss

Boom Operator

John Wexoe

Other

Sven Wichmann

Production Designer

Denis Wigman

Executive Producer

Volker Zeigermann

Sound Mixer

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Action
Drama
Historical
Release Date
1994
Production Company
Danish Film Institute (Dfi); Eurimages; Filmf√∑rderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein
Distribution Company
Bskyb; MIRAMAX; Sogepaq S.A.
Location
Denmark

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 46m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States February 1994

Released in United States on Video February 17, 1998

Released in United States Winter January 1, 1994

Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (market) February 10-21, 1994.

Began shooting April 13, 1993.

Completed shooting June 19, 1993.

Released in United States Winter January 1, 1994

Released in United States February 1994 (Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (market) February 10-21, 1994.)

Released in United States on Video February 17, 1998