A Royal Affair2hr 18min.
2hrs 18. Denmark/Sweden/Czech Republic/Germany 2012. Directed by Nikolaj Arcel. With Mads Mikkelsen, Mikkel Boe Følsgaard, Alicia Vikander, David Dencik. Loosely based on real events, this lavish costume drama set in the 18th century court of King Christian VII of Denmark (Følsgaard) centres on the illicit relationship between his Queen Caroline Mathilde (Vikander) and his physician Struensee (Mikkelsen). Følsgaard won the Silver Bear for Best Actor at the Berlin Film Festival for his portrayal of the increasingly erratic King who comes into conflict with the modernising, idealistic Struensee, unaware that the doctor is secretly cuckolding him. What follows is one of the most dramatic stories in European history, as the lovers become revolutionary partners-in-crime in the struggle between the Enlightenment and tradition.