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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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Their love affair would divide a nation. See more »


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

The film was made and released about seventy-seven years after the earlier British film, Loves of a Dictator (1935), from the Gaumont Studios, which covered the same subject matter and historical events. See more »

Goofs

During the king's first meeting with the doctor the king says he likes "hookers with big breasts". The word hooker applied to prostitutes was not used until a century later. 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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Trio Sonata in B-Flat Major, RV 77: III. Allegro
Music by Antonio Vivaldi
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Impressive in its beauty!
4 September 2012 | by YdNewStyleSee all my reviews

Love can lead to transformation yet the force of greed and the lack of political skills can bring anyone down even though you have the best intentions and act for the "greater good".

It does not happen very often that I come out of the cinema and completely shut up. It didn't feel like I was listening to a non-English dialogue. Danish felt like a familiar language ... and it was beautiful in this movie.

Though not with splendid clothes like Marie Antoinette, no intense intrigues, no large battle scenes, it was one of the best historic films I have ever seen. Everything was kept "small", yet with so much feeling that I could not take sides with any of the 3 main characters. Fair enough, the greedy and backward upper-class angered me much; just can't stand stupidity, especially when it holds back progress and the aim for improvements.


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