THE MOST FORBIDDEN LOVE.
In the 1930s, restaurant owner Kurt Haijby (Sverrir Gudnason) begins a secret love affair with the King of Sweden (Staffan Göthe), 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 isn’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 Göthe as the King and Reine Brynolfsson as the aggressive Governor of Stockholm.
2021-Sweden. Made for TV. 180 min. Color. Directed by Lisa James Larsson. Teleplay: Bengt Braskered. Cast: Sverrir Gudnason (Kurt Haijby), Staffan Göthe (Gustav V), Sanna Krepper (Anna Haijby), Reine Brynolfsson, Bengt Braskered, Adam Pålsson… Tova Magnusson.
Trivia: Original title: En kunglig affär. Originally shown in four episodes.