In “Prince Harming”, Victoria, a strong woman in her mid-forties, falls in love with a man who turns out to be a sociopath. If it can happen to Victoria, it can happen to anyone. Victoria, an immigrant from Liechtenstein, meets her “Prince Charming”, the Olympic star Max Bauer, whom she fancied as a teenager. After a number of embarrassing attempts to revive his career in Europe, Max Bauer tries to find fortune in “the land of endless opportunities”. He flees to New York – directly into Victoria’s arms and tiny apartment. It’s love at first sight for both- or so it seems. As he gradually reveals his abusive side, the drama of their “asymmetrical relationship” develops, as the former world star uses his fading glory to first dazzle, then exploit and abuse her in every which way. She unsuspectingly holds on to the relationship, only to find herself in mortal danger.
User Reviews: From the get go, Prince Harming has all the trappings of a modern, charming rom-com – full of clever set pieces and witty banter – though by no means overly sweet. Life is hard for this New York gal, though she never lets it get her down, always pushing forward with a smile and her eternal optimism. When she does at last meet her Blue Prince, it feel like fate is rewarding her. Of course something is not quite right with him and we the audience keep waiting for that other shoe to drop – and drop it does with a loud THUD! When the darkness comes, it comes hard, building to point of raw, real, discomfort – as it should. Prince Harming is a cautionary tale of wanting too badly and of not seeing the evil right in front of us. Of being a victim and at last having the strength to put a stop to it and regaining ones SELF. A great mix of genres and a well made and well acted film…