Winner - Best Actor and Best Script, Berlin Film Festival 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 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.
Absolutely inspiring - Filmwerk
One of the films of the year - The Sunday Mail
Phenomenal Performances - Moviescope
***** - The Sunday Mail
**** - The Times
**** - Daily Express
**** - Daily Telegraph
****- Daily Mail
United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2 DVD: LANGUAGES: Danish ( Dolby Digital Stereo ), English ( Subtitles ), ANAMORPHIC WIDESCREEN (1.78:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: Anamorphic Widescreen, Cast/Crew Interview(s), Interactive Menu, Scene Access, Trailer(s), SYNOPSIS: 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. SCREENED/AWARDED AT: Berlin International Film Festival, European Film Awards, ...A Royal Affair (2012) ( En kongelig affære ) ( En kunglig affär )