Denmark released, PAL/Region 2 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital Stereo ), Danish ( Subtitles ), Finnish ( Subtitles ), Norwegian ( Subtitles ), Swedish ( Subtitles ), SPECIAL FEATURES: Interactive Menu, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: Fans of costume dramas will not want to miss the intelligently conceived tale set in Seventeenth Century Italy, about a young wife, played by Valeria Golino, who is unwillingly subjected to the attentions of her husband's king, played by Timothy Dalton. She eventually submits, but extracts her revenge and although she survives, those around her meet with tragic ends. We found ourselves replaying many scenes to savor the dramatic turns and the astute execution of the script by the cast. Dalton sustains believability as the frustrated king while accommodating the period costumes and props. Golino is captivating as the heroine, whose only mistake is to have loved her husband in a time and place where the affection had almost nothing to do with marriage.
SCREENED/AWARDED AT: Cannes Film Festival,