A Royal Affair

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2013 Academy Award Nominee, Best Foreign Language Film!

The new film from executive producer Lars Von Trier, starring Mads Mikkelsen (After the Wedding, Casino Royale) and directed by Nikolaj Arcel, screenwriter of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo!


“First rate. Ever so much more than a historical romance." – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun Times

“Superbly entertaining and sumptuously produced. Mads Mikkelsen gives a marvelous performance.” – Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal

“Sumptuous and enthralling with riveting performances. A gripping chapter of history recounted with elegance and intelligence.” – David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter


A lavishly grand period drama with a lusty heart, A Royal Affair tells a notorious true story, set in eighteenth Denmark, of illicit love and political intrigue - a story of an ordinary man who wins a queen's heart and starts a revolution. Centering on the intriguing love triangle between the ever more insane Danish King Christian VII (Mikkel Boe Følsgaard), the royal physician (and man of enlightenment and idealism) Struensee (Mads Mikkelsen) and the young but strong Queen Caroline Mathilda (Alicia Vikander), A Royal Affair elegantly and expertly spins a tale of brave idealists who risk everything in their pursuit of freedom for their people. But above all it is the story of a passionate and forbidden romance, one that forever changed an entire nation. (Dir. by Nikolaj Arcel, Denmark, 2012, 137 mins, R) HD Digital Presentation


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