Producer
Director
Julia Melchior, Sebastian Dehnhardt
Producer
Digital Betacam
Genre
Dynasties
Broadcaster
ZDF
Length
1 x 45'
Editor
Year
2008
Majesty!
The divine couple: Bhumibol and Sirikit of Thailand

He has been at the head of Thailand for over 60 years. He has survived 26 governments and more than a dozen coups d'état: King Bhumibol the Great. When he appears, every Thai immediately prostrates himself before the godlike king. Criticism of the king is taboo and is prosecuted as lese majesty. His wife Sirikit once made the former Siam famous beyond all borders as the most beautiful queen in the world.

In conversations with family members, confidants and expert observers, the authors succeed in cautiously approaching the untouchable ruler and taking a daring look behind the palace walls. In opulent images, the film tells of human misfortunes, political tragedies and unconditional devotion. A stirring story against the backdrop of a magnificent façade.

Majesty! The divine couple: Bhumibol and Sirikit of Thailand

He has been at the head of Thailand for over 60 years. He has survived 26 governments and more than a dozen coups d'état: King Bhumibol the Great. When he appears, every Thai immediately prostrates himself before the godlike king. Criticism of the king is taboo and is prosecuted as lese majesty. His wife Sirikit once made the former Siam famous beyond all borders as the most beautiful queen in the world.

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