Wilhelmina

Olga Madsen Television drama - 2001 - 100 min.

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TV series in four episodes follows the turbulent life of Queen Wilhelmina (played by Anne-Wil Blankers), from her early childhood until shortly after her abdication of the throne in 1948. On 23 November 1898, after a relatively carefree childhood, Wilhelmina is inaugurated in the Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam, at the age of 18. Shortly after, she marries Henry, duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. In 1909, their only child Juliana is born. Wilhelmina's kingship meets with a lot of adversity. The sovereign has to contend with political changes in the new century, two world wars, but also her problematic marriage with Henry, who appears to be involved in affairs with other women and spends large sums of money. The series shows how Wilhelmina, whose ambition and upbringing urge her to demand the utmost of herself, fulfils this task.

Credits

Director(s) Olga Madsen
Script Olga Madsen
Ton Vorstenbosch
Anne van der Linden
Producer(s) Jos van der Linden
Joop van den Ende
Production Company
Executive Producer
Director of Photography
Production Design
Editing
René Wiegmans
Mixing
Sound on Set
Music
Cast
TV Company
Distribution
Production Country
Netherlands