A Royal Affair
- Denmark/Sweden/Czech Republic/Germany
- 137 min
- Directed by: Nikolaj Arcel
- Written by: Rasmus Heisterberg
- Cast: Mads Mikkelsen, Mikkel Boe Folsgaard, Alicia Vikander
- Language: Danish/English/German/French
- UK release: 15 June 2012
In 18th century Denmark, Johann Struensee (Mikkelsen) becomes personal physician to King Christian VII (Folsgaard); but then the unhappily married Queen Caroline (Vikander) starts cavorting with the doctor. The script is enjoyably literate and it's a welcome break from morbid Scandinavian thrillers, but the cast lacks chemistry.
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Reviews & features
A Royal Affair11 May 2012
A skillfully delivered but coldly aloof period drama from the Swedish Dragon Tattoo team
Reuniting the writing team behind the original Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, A Royal Affair is a welcome break from the current plethora of morbid Scandinavian thrillers; instead, Rasmus Heisterberg and Nikolaj Arcel have co-adapted an unfamiliar but…
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