Majesty! Bhumibol und Sirikit of Thailand

In the high-gloss documentary "Majesty! Bhumibol und Sirikit of Thailand" BROADVIEW TV and ZDF tell the fascinating story of the longest reigning monarch in the world.

He has been ruling Thailand for 60 years. He has survived 26 governments and over a dozen attempts to overthrow him: King Bhumibol the Great. As soon as he appears in public every Thai citizen flings himself to the ground, in awe of the divine presence. Criticising the king is taboo; punishment awaits anyone convicted of insulting the monarchy. His wife Sirikit, once famed as the most beautiful queen in the world, has helped make the former kingdom of Siam famous all around the globe.

The makers of this extraordinary documentary have interviewed family members, trusted associates and expert observers, creating a portrait of this reclusive ruler and providing a fascinating insight into life behind the palace walls. With a wealth of opulent images the film tells the story of political tragedies, selfless devotion and all too human blows of fate. A gripping narrative enacted against a backdrop of magnificent splendour.  

Length 1 x 45'
Year 2008
Genre Documentary
Format Digital Betacam
Director Sebastian Dehnhardt, Julia Melchior
Boadcast ZDF