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A Royal Affair (2012)

En kongelig affære (original title)
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A young queen, who is married to an insane king, falls secretly in love with her physician - and together they start a revolution that changes a nation forever.

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Nikolaj Arcel

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Bodil Steensen-Leth (novel), Rasmus Heisterberg (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alicia Vikander ... Caroline Mathilde
Mads Mikkelsen ... Johann Friedrich Struensee
Mikkel Boe Følsgaard ... Christian VII
Trine Dyrholm ... Juliane Marie
David Dencik ... Ove Høegh-Guldberg
Thomas W. Gabrielsson ... Schack Carl Rantzau
Cyron Melville ... Enevold Brandt (as Cyron Bjørn Melville)
Bent Mejding Bent Mejding ... J. H. E. Bernstoff
Harriet Walter ... Augusta - Princess of Wales
Laura Bro ... Louise von Plessen
Søren Malling ... Hartmann
Jacob Lohmann ... Juliane's Officer (as Jakob Ulrik Lohmann)
Søren Spanning Søren Spanning ... Munter
Frederik Christian Johansen Frederik Christian Johansen ... Arveprinsen
John Martinus John Martinus ... Reventlow
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Storyline

In 1767, the British Princess Caroline is betrothed to the mad King Christian VII of Denmark, but her life with the erratic monarch in the oppressive country becomes an isolating misery. However, Christian soon gains a fast companion with the German Dr. Johann Struensee, a quietly idealistic man of the Enlightenment. As the only one who can influence the King, Struensee is able to begin sweeping enlightened reforms of Denmark through Christian even as Caroline falls for the doctor. However, their secret affair proves a tragic mistake that their conservative enemies use to their advantage in a conflict that threatens to claim more than just the lovers as their victims. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content and some violent images | See all certifications »

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Language:

Danish | English | German | French

Release Date:

29 March 2012 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

A Royal Affair See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$38,212, 11 November 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,546,761

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$14,758,997
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Swedish actress Alicia Vikander had to learn Danish. Vikander spent two months in Copenhagen in Denmark learning Danish prior to principal photography. See more »

Goofs

While all of the characters all speak Danish in the film, the court language in Denmark at the time was actually German. In real life neither Count von Bernstorff nor Johann Struensee spoke any Danish, and it is more than likely that Christian and Caroline also conversed in German rather than the "people's language." See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Caroline Mathilde: [writing a letter] I'm trying to remember him. Johann. I have to tell you about him. About us. Why we did the things we did.
Caroline Mathilde: My beloved children, you do not know me, but I am your mother. Perhaps you have never forgiven me. Perhaps you hate me. I hope not. I now know that I will never see you again, so I am writing to tell you the truth, before it's too late.
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Suite I in A Major, HWV 426: IV. Gigue
Music by George Frideric Handel (as Georg Friedrich Händel)
(P) Zentropa Music
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What can i say....i was blown away by this this movie
4 April 2012 | by fedilioSee all my reviews

I saw this last night and its been on my mind a lot since then..

What a fantastic movie!!, i went in with high expectations, as i had only read very positive things about it, and I was definitely not disappointed, what a beautiful, sad and touching story Great acting overall, mads Mikkelsen is always good, and this is one of his best roles in my opinion, Alicia wikander was beautiful as the young queen, but the real star of this movie has to be Mikkel Boe Følsgaard as Christian VII, Wow!!, what a great actor, his portrayal of the mentally ill king was superb, he really made me sympathize with Christian, he may have been of his nutter and mean at times, but deep down, I think he was a good guy, but he was a very insecure young man, who didn't know how to behave properly, and who couldn't deal with the obligation of being king, he was misunderstood, and I felt really bad for him at times, I really like the portrayal of the relationship between the King and struensee, they were really very good friends/companions, and struensee was like a father to Christian.

The costumes were also beautiful, I love fashion in that period, and this movie had some beautiful clothes to dwell on.

It was about time my country did a movie on our royal history, and now they have, and the outcome is better then i could have ever expected, just beautiful, Hollywood couldn't have done it better, as a Dane I take pride in our danish (royal)history.

Go and see it!!, you wont be sorry


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