The film shows Kronborg as it must have looked to Shakespeare when he visited the castle, if indeed he did, three centuries ago. The filmmakers run with the idea of Shakespeare visiting Hamlet’s Castle and give it filmic expression. The past returns as King Frederik II and his court gather in the Great Hall to watch a play by Shakespeare. In the wings stands the Bard of Avon and, as the past fades away, only he remains in the hall. A look into the castle-yard gives him proof of his plays’ immortality.