1648. King Christian IV of Denmark is very ill. His dying wish is to end his days in his beloved Copenhagen and thus embarks on a journey to the capital by horse and carriage. He sends for his ex-wife Kirsten - whom he had imprisoned after they divorced under violent circumstances. Christian wants Kirsten to sign a document claiming that she is guilty of betrayal as an act of restoration for the king and promises her freedom in return. But once being reunited with the person he has loved and hated the most throughout his volatile life, the past is set on fire. The film dives into the tempestuous marriage between Christian and Kirsten, from falling in love to bitter hatred, intrigue and sin.