Fourth season of “The Crown”: The British royalty, a golden cage

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It is a historic encounter when Elizabeth II and Margaret Thatcher, the “Iron Lady”, meet for the first time. In the 1980s, two women suddenly lead the United Kingdom and thus a leading world power. In the series “The Crown” Olivia Colman and Gillian Anderson give this meeting a human touch. And the two film experts Ronny Rüsch and Axel Max do it excellently in the new episode of “Oscars & Raspberries – ntv”, in which they talk about the recently launched fourth season of the Netflix series.

Anderson will look familiar to many fans of the X-Files series. In the cult series, she became world famous as Agent Scully. “She somehow got stuck on television, never had the great Hollywood career. Still, she is an excellent actress,” say the TV experts.

And “The Crown” is an excellent series, because “It’s not just about the history of the English royal family and Queen Elizabeth II, but also about what it means for people when they are pressed into roles that they are actually into do not want”.

This probably applies most of all to Princess Diana, who appears for the first time as played by Emma Corrin. The love triangle between “Lady Di”, her husband Prince Charles (Josh O’Connor) and his affair at the time Camilla (Emerald Fennell) is the focus of the fourth season. The series presents the royal family as a kind of golden cage. “Wonderfully embedded in a good story with great characters, with historical political events, all in all a great journey through time.”

In addition, the film experts are talking about another Netflix series. In “The Queen’s Gambit” a girl teaches chess grandmasters to fear. In addition, the French thriller “Les Misérables” is presented, which in the German version was given the somewhat incongruous name “Die Wütenden”. And it’s about “Deadly Class” – a series in which a school teaches killing.

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