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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
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and later married to King Christian VII of Denmark. Directed and written by
Nicolaj Arcel, based on documented Danish history of the 1770's, the film
is a wonderful period drama.
Caroline (Alicia Vikander) arrives at the Royal Court in Copenhagen only
to find that her husband the King is prone to bouts of psychosis, and that
her liberal views and books are under suspicion, both opinions and books
are censored and The Enlightenment seen as a threat.
King Christian brilliantly played by Mikkel Boe Folsgaard in what was his
first film, plays the character with almost childlike sensitivity and great
passion an excellent performance. Despite the "madness" he seemed a likeable
Finding the need to 'control' the King's outbursts Johann Strauensee, a
German Physician (Mads Mikkelson) is brought to the palace and becomes mentor
and counsellor to King Christian, who is until then totally under the thumb
of his High Council of Ministers who rule in his behalf.
Seeking to help the King find his feet, Strauensee becomes so close to the
monarch as to control him, whilst at the same time having a passionate affair
with the Queen which results in the scandal of an illegitimate baby.
Things eventually come to a head when the King learns that his most trusted
aide and friend has betrayed him, Strauensee is then imprisoned and the King
is pressured by his Ministers and the populace to have him executed.
Having read quite a lot about this in Danish history, I find that the film
sticks to the known facts as much as possible. Very little artistic licence
has been taken, with the result being a brilliant film, well acted and directed
with much sensitivity. Everyone involved should be proud of this production.
It had limited circulation at the box office due to it being in Danish, but the subtitles
are adequate enough to convey the story.
Running time of approx 128 minutes with a few extras, such as cast interviews.
Subtitled in English.
Published to DVD in 2012.
Well worthy of 5 stars, wish I could give more!
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