A Royal Affair

2nd December 2012

Based on the true story of Caroline Mathilda, the English princess who married King Christian VII of Denmark in the early 1770s. A Royal Affair is a bold, sumptuous tale of illicit love and political passion on a sweeping, epic scale. Keen to be a dutiful wife and Queen, Caroline’s hopes are soon dashed when she discovers the King’s true madness. Turning away from the King she finds herself in the arms of the King’s physician – a radical libertarian – with whom she embarks upon a passionate affair that would bring the kingdom to the brink of a revolution. Winner of two Silver Bears at the Berlin Film Festival 2012, A Royal Affair is a stunningly powerful portrait of love, lust and betrayal, told here for the very first time.

15 cert – Denmark 2012 – Director: Nikolaj Arcel
Running time: 128 minutes – Language: Danish
Cast: Mads Mikkelsen, Alicia Vikander, Mikkel Følsgaard

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Filed Under: Season 2012-13