Monarchy and democracy

Jørgen Roos, Denmark, 1976

23 min.DK/Documentary

The Danish queen originates from a family who have reigned over the country for 1000 years. In the course of that time a radical political development has taken place, and today Denmark is among the most enlightened democracies in the western world. Nevertheless monarchy has been preserved. How can it be reconciled with democracy? What duties does the queen have? Is she as exalted a person as the king was in the days of absolute monarchy? The film tries to answer questions of this kind.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title Monarki og demokrati
Danish title Monarki og demokrati
International titles Monarchie et démocratie, Monarchie und demokratie, Monarquia e democracia, Monarquía y democracia
Keywords Margrethe II of Denmark, Constitution, Politics, Democracy, Christiansborg, Amalienborg Palace, 1970-1979
Director Jørgen Roos
Screenplay Ed Shiller, Henrik G. Poulsen
Director of Photography Jørgen Roos, Peter Roos, Rolf Rønne, Peter Klitgaard
Editor Jørgen Roos, Erik Skibsted
Sound Flemming Møller, Mikkel Bo
Composer Gunner Møller Pedersen
Production country Denmark
Production company Jørgen Roos Film
Domestic distribution Statens Filmcentral, Udenrigsministeriets Pressebureau
Technical info 775 meter


Production company Jørgen Roos Film
Production Statens Filmcentral
Commissioned by Udenrigsministeriet
Domestic distribution Statens Filmcentral, Udenrigsministeriets Pressebureau


Direction Jørgen Roos


Speaker comments Ed Shiller
Screenplay Ed Shiller
Screenplay Henrik G. Poulsen


Cinematography Jørgen Roos
Cinematography Peter Roos
Cinematography Rolf Rønne
Cinematography Peter Klitgaard


Editing Jørgen Roos
Editing Erik Skibsted


Music Gunner Møller Pedersen


Sound Flemming Møller
Sound Mikkel Bo


Voiceover Karen Berg
Engelsk version Ed Shiller

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