Erotic, Political, Beautiful, Treacherous. A ROYAL AFFAIR is a period piece that enraptures the senses and mind. 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, the royal physician who is a man of enlightenment and idealism Struensee and the young but strong Queen Caroline Mathilda, A ROYAL AFFAIR is the gripping tale of brave idealists who risk everything in their pursuit of freedom for their people. Don't miss one of this year's most celebrated films that is earning comparrisons to AMADEUS and THE MADNESS OF KING GEORGE.
Shortlisted for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Picture!
"SUMPTUOUS. It's got everything you want from a movie like this -- palaces and gowns, adultery and laudanum, political schemers and nobel idealists."
"FIRST RATE. Ever so much more than a historical romance."
-Roger Ebert, CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
"SUMPTUOUS and ENTHRALLING with RIVETING PERFORMANCES. A gripping chapter of history recounted with elegance and intelligence. Admires of classy costume drama will eat up this well-crafted film."
-David Rooney, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
"SUPERBLY ENTERTAINING AND SUMPTUOUSLY PRODUCED. Mads Mikkelsen gives a marvelous performance."
-Joe Morgenstern, WALL STREET JOURNAL
"A SLAM DUNK IN THE GENRE, satisfying every period piece craving. A ROYAL AFFAIR enthralls where many historical dramas start to sag. NOTHING BEATS A WELL TOLD TALE OF A SCANDALS PAST THAT YOU’VE NEVER HEARD BEFORE."
-Mary Pols, TIME
Directed by Nikolaj Arcel. Unrated.
Denmark, 2012, Digital Projection, 137minutes, Color, Danish, English, German, and French with English Subtitles.