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      A Royal Affair

      2012, Drama/Romance, 2h 17m

      112 Reviews 10,000+ Ratings

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      A Royal Affair is a lavish and sumptuous costume drama with a juicy story to back it up. Read critic reviews

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      Movie Info

      A young queen falls in love with her physician, and they start a revolution that changes their nation forever.

      Cast & Crew

      Mads Mikkelsen
      Alicia Vikander
      David Dencik
      Trine Dyrholm
      Thomas W. Gabrielsson
      Cyron Melville
      Laura Bro
      Bent Mejding
      Harriet Walter
      Nikolaj Arcel
      Cyrille Aufort
      Gabriel Yared
      Rasmus Videbæk
      Kasper Leick
      Niels Sejer
      Manon Rasmussen
      Gabriel Yared

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      • Jun 13, 2013

        Danish King Christian VII's personal physician has an affair with the queen. A lush, with beautiful costumes and exquisite set design, and sprawling epic, this film is extraordinary. The three primary characters, portrayed by Mads Mikkelsen, Alicia Vikander, and Mikkel Boe Folsgaard, are compelling and interesting. Struensee's commitment to post-Enlightenment ideals and steely eyed romanticism make for a compelling leading man, and he perfectly complemented by Caroline's steadfastness. Christian VII is much like George III, and both make interesting characters. I learned a ton about Denmark and Danish history, and the conflict between religion and progress, faith and science makes for a timeless story. Overall, I enjoyed this film immensely, and all baseball fans will be distracted by how similar Mikkelsen looks compared to Freddy Garcia.

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      • May 14, 2013

        Beautiful and enthralling.

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      • Mar 30, 2013

        Straightforward but beautifully made and acted period piece that convincingly portrays the battle of political and social ideals alongside a passionate love affair, with the emphasis on character rather than plot.

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      • Mar 09, 2013

        A European film which does not lack the luster of the Hollywood films, but however still intelligent and substantial. This film takes a fascinating chapter in Danish history, little-known to general public, and presents it engagingly. The direction, acting and production are all top notch and worthy of the Oscar nod from the American Academy.

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