Courtesy of Magnolia Pictures
Denmark (2011) • in Danish, English, German
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 Struensee (Mads Mikkelsen) and the young but strong Queen Caroline Mathilda (Alicia Vikander), A ROYAL AFFAIR is the gripping tale of brave idealists who risk everything in their pursuit of freedom for their people… Above all it is the story of a passionate and forbidden romance that changed an entire nation.
Club reactions by city:
75 out of 80 participating members called it excellent or good 100% would recommend it • most praised for its Cinematography
moderated by Matthew Bernstein
with guest Jamie Melton, Professor of History at Emory University
A perfect blend of artistic expression in love, politics, royalty with a dash of PASSION. A wonderful film!
Thoroughly riveting--beautifully crated, artfully executed--with shades of DANGEROUS LIAISONS.
Can't have enough books and movies promoting reason and enlightenment.
82 out of 89 participating members called it excellent or good 98.88% would recommend it • most praised for its Cinematography
I really liked this one - I didn't even mind the length of it. thought it was beautiful to watch - beautiful scenery, etc. wonderful historical cinema - and period i was not educated on.
I really enjoyed a story about which I knew nothing. The scenes were wonderful, beautiful. A lovely film - got lost in it.
Beautifully filmed period piece with wonderful costimes and settings. Expected this to be a 'chick flick' based on the initial description, but it was not. Never realized that Denmark was so much behind the times relative to many of its European neighbors in mid 18th century.
Release date: In select theaters
November 9 , 2012
506 out of the 534 participating members called A Royal Affair excellent or good.