top of page



Format: Feature Documentary

Duration: 98 min

Release: 2023

Production company: Nexiko

English title: The King

Plot summary:

For two years, movie director Karin af Klintberg approached and courted the Swedish Royal Court to portray the King of Sweden. Finally, they accepted and she got a unique possibility to follow King Carl XVI Gustaf closely, as the first journalist ever. The recordings began in 2021 and they met several times during the production of this documentary. Sometimes at a distance during formal circumstances, like at initiations or state visits. Other times, one-to-one meetings at the Royal Palace or at Solliden, the King's summer residence in Öland. Karin and the King discussed everything from the king's childhood to the highs and lows of being a king. This is the first documentary in history with and about a king while he's still alive. The king's predecessors never gave interviews.

See full cast & crew:


Karin Af Klintberg


Stina Gardell

Petra Måhl

Production manager:

My Janemar

Director of Photography:

Pia Lehto

Editing by:

Amalie Westerlin Tjellesen

David Andersson

Music by:

Katharina Nuttall

Story editors:

Christoffer Rönnbäck

Ebba Svennung


Mats Holmgren

Sound designer:

Brian Dyrby

Foley artist:

Vladimir Kerkez

Sound technicians:

Arttu Kontkanen

Charles Laprevote

Calle Nordstrand

Jennie Segerheim

Josef Tuulse

Sound designer:

Kristoffer Salting


bottom of page