A Royal Affair (Subtitled)
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A Royal Affair is the true story of an ordinary man who wins the 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 who is a man of enlightenment and idealism Johann Struensee (Mads Mikkelsen) and the young but strong Queen Caroline Mathilde (Alicia Vikander), A Royal Affair is the gripping tale of brave idealists who risk everything in the pursuit of freedom for their people, and of the passionate and forbidden romance that changed an entire nation.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 99
- Fresh: 88
- Rotten: 11
- Average Rating: 7.2/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: The storytelling ... is kind of amazing.
Fresh: A Royal Affair covers plenty of stately ground, all in good time.
Fresh: This highly polished costume drama is exceptionally well-made and a model of intelligent restraint, but it is also unapologetically earnest and a bit on the bloodless side.
Fresh: "A Royal Affair" is an engaging and entertaining film, one that might have been great, if only the history were different.
This movie really brought you into what it was really like in the royal courts, it wasn't every girls fantasy were the king and queen fall in love, or the servant meets the lonely queen were they run off into the sunset and have many kids; this was a true story about the hardships of prearranged marriage, a mad king and a Enlightenment physician, the people of Denmark and dangerous love. It made me cry and feel for the people. I loved it.
A beautifully exquisite film. The greatest since "Elizabeth". Possibly even better. I am stunned at the incredible cast, the screenwriting, the cinematography... A true masterpiece!!
A long journey through a past fictionalized yet sad beautiful meaningful. A film beautiful in all ways. From script to film score. Fine acting directing costuming writing … in all a most wonderful film. North Europe is the new source for the finest films I think now. Hollywood is smothered in it's own junk and excess.
- Genre: Drama
- Released: 2012
- © 2012 Zentropa Entertainments28 ApS, Zentropa International Sweden and Sirena Film Prague.