A ROYAL AFFAIR
EN KONGELIG AFFÆRE
2012, Magnolia Pictures, 137 min, Denmark, Dir: Nikolaj Arcel

Based on real events, this historical drama is set among the court of Denmark’s mentally ill King Christian VII in the late 1700s. As the King (Mikkel Følsgaard, a Best Actor winner at this year’s Berlin Film Festival) grows further removed from reality, his physician Johann Friedrich Struensee (CASINO ROYALE villain Mads Mikkelsen) exerts increasing influence over the monarch. While Struensee’s support of progressive policies is a boon to the country, his romantic interest in the Queen (Alicia Vikander) is more problematic. In Danish with English subtitles.


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