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A Royal Affair

A Royal Affair
  • 2012
  • Denmark/Sweden/Czech Republic/Germany
  • 137 min
  • 15
  • 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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A Royal Affair

11 May 20123 stars

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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