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A Royal Affair ()

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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Cast

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Caroline Mathilde
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Johann Friedrich Struensee
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Christian VII
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Juliane Marie
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Ove Høegh-Guldberg
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Schack Carl Rantzau
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Enevold Brandt (as Cyron Bjørn Melville)
Bent Mejding ...
J. H. E. Bernstoff
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Augusta - Princess of Wales
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Louise von Plessen
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Hartmann
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Juliane's Officer (as Jakob Ulrik Lohmann)
Søren Spanning ...
Munter
Frederik Christian Johansen ...
Arveprinsen
John Martinus ...
Reventlow
Rosalinde Mynster ...
Marie
Nikol Kouklová ...
Stovlet-Catherine
Eyob Nielsen ...
Mounti (as Egob Nielsen)
Michaela Horká ...
Bordelmutter
Alzbeta Jenická ...
Bondekone
Anna Stiborová ...
Sophie Livernet
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Frederik VI (15 yrs) (as William Jøhnk Juel Nielsen)
Julia Wentzel Olsen ...
Louise Augusta - 12 yrs
Frank Rubæk ...
Minister
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Minister
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Minister
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Juliane's Lady in Waiting
Josefine Højbjerg Bitsch ...
Juliane's ladies-in-waitng
Zinnini Elkington ...
Rantzau's Maid
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Lord Chamberlain
Karel Polisenský ...
Old Doctor
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English Lady-in-waiting (as Eva Sitta)
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German Doctor
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The Fidget
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Hamlet
Tereza Terberova ...
Caroline's housemaid
Jan Krafka ...
Nightwatcher
Peter Varga ...
Nightwatcher
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Noble Gentleman
Lukas Kral ...
Officer
Nora Rajnochova ...
Prostitute
Jakub Albrecht ...
Doctor - smallpox
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Hofdame
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Hamlet Actor (voice)

Directed by

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Nikolaj Arcel

Written by

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Bodil Steensen-Leth ... (novel "Prinsesse af blodet")
 
Rasmus Heisterberg ... (screenplay) and
Nikolaj Arcel ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Jessica Ask ... co-producer
Karen Bentzon ... line producer
Dorissa Berninger ... line producer: Dresden
Gillian Berrie ... co-producer
Anna Duffield ... co-producer
Madeleine Ekman ... co-producer
Peter Garde ... executive producer
Peter Aalbæk Jensen ... executive producer
Sisse Graum Jørgensen ... producer
Kristina Kornum ... line producer
Maria Köpf ... co-producer
Elin Lennartsson ... line producer: Sweden
Pavel Muller ... co-producer / line producer (as Pavel Müller)
René Nielsen ... assistant producer
Charlotte Pedersen ... co-producer
Martin Persson ... co-producer
Anders Wøldike Schmith ... producer assistant
Meta Louise Foldager Sørensen ... producer (as Meta Louise Foldager)
Louise Vesth ... producer
Lars von Trier ... executive producer

Music by

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Cyrille Aufort
Gabriel Yared

Cinematography by

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Rasmus Videbæk

Film Editing by

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Kasper Leick
Mikkel E.G. Nielsen

Editorial Department

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Sune F. Andersen ... additional editing
Morten Arnoldus ... post-production coordinator (as Morten Sylvest Arnoldus)
Jesper Bækdal ... assistant editor
Lárus Ren Gudbjörnsson ... first assistant editor
Sascha Alexander Haber ... visual effects technical colorist
Morten Højbjerg ... trailer editor
Anders Albjerg Kristiansen ... additional editor
Mikael Reidar ... first assistant editor

Casting By

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Leo Davis

Production Design by

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Niels Sejer

Art Direction by

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Martin Kurel ... supervising art director

Costume Design by

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Manon Rasmussen

Makeup Department

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Libuse Barlova ... hair stylist (as Libuse Barlová) / makeup artist (as Libuse Barlová)
Linda Eisenhamerova ... hair stylist (as Linda Dvoráková) / makeup artist (as Linda Dvoráková)
Jirina Jetmarová ... hair stylist / makeup artist
Dennis Knudsen ... makeup supervisor
Dana Kohoutova ... hair stylist (as Dana Kohoutová) / makeup artist (as Dana Kohoutová)
Judith Kröher ... hair stylist: Dresden / makeup artist: Dresden
Tomás Kuchta ... hair stylist / makeup artist
Lucie Kuprova ... hair stylist (as Lucie Kuprová) / makeup artist (as Lucie Kuprová)
Alena Mareckova ... hair stylist (as Alena Marecková) / makeup artist (as Alena Marecková)
Andrea McDonald ... hair stylist / makeup artist
Billie Rüse ... hair stylist: Dresden (as Billi Rüse) / makeup artist: Dresden (as Billi Rüse)
Bobo Sobotka ... hair stylist / makeup artist
Ivo Strangmüller ... key makeup artist

Production Management

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Bára Adamová ... production manager (as Barbora Adamová)
Søren Frimodt-Møller ... unit manager
Dorissa Berninger ... production manager (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Kathleen Hänisch ... additional second assistant director
Matej Les ... third assistant director
Martin Pavlacky ... second assistant director
Tomas Pavlacky ... first assistant director

Art Department

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David Adam ... stand-by construction
Jana Buriankova ... art department interpreter (as Jana Buriánková)
Tomas Cerny ... set construction coordinator (as Tomás Cerny)
Jiri Dusek ... prop buyer (as Jirí Dusek)
Jan Gavenda ... historical reconstruction
Tomas Hais ... propman on set (as Tomás Hais)
Nikola Hanysová ... prop assistant
Lukás Helcl ... stand-by construction
Anders Huulgaard ... storyboard artist
Albert Kurel ... prop assistant
Jiri Macke ... propmaster (as Jirí Macke)
Lukas Maslo ... assistant set decorator (as Lukás Máslo)
Karel Pomahac ... stand-by construction
Vaclav Pomahac ... construction stand-by (as Václav Pomahac)
Petr Pomohac ... construction stand-by
Petr Richter ... propman on set
Veronika Skorepova ... art department coordinator (as Veronika Skorepová)
Vladimir Stastny ... swing gang (as Vladimír Stastny)
Daniel Tisl ... propman
Michal Turner ... construction stand-by
David Voborsky ... draftsman

Sound Department

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Hans Christian Arnt Torp ... post-production sound recordist
Katharina Bormann ... post sound facility coordinator
Petr Cechák ... production sound mixer
Benjamin Falsimagne ... french dubbing mixer
Hans Christian Kock ... re-recording mixer / sound designer and re-recording mixer
Claus Lynge ... sound designer and re-recording mixer
Roman Rigo ... boom operator
James Shannon ... dolby sound consultant
Kasper Juhl ... dubbing (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Werner Abdul-Djaber ... digital effects artist (as Werner Abdul-Djeber)
Mikael Aktan ... digital artist
Valia Avramova ... digital artist
Jeppe N. Christensen ... visual effects supervisor
Konstantin Dimitrov ... digital compositor
Stoycho Dimitrov ... visual effects artist
Tinko Dimov ... visual effects artist
Alexander Eriksson ... digital compositor: Ghost VFX
Sune Reinhardt Fogtmann ... digital artist
Nikolay Gerdjikov ... digital artist
Jonny Gu ... digital compositor
Martin Holm-Grevy ... digital artist
Rosen Hristov ... digital artist
Ivan Kondrup Jensen ... visual effects artist
Lisa Jørgensen ... matte painter
Rikke Hovgaard Jørgensen ... visual effects producer
Georgi Karantilski ... digital compositor
Claus Nicholas Nielsen ... matte painter
Michael Holm Nielsen ... digital compositor
Cristian Predut Nita ... digital artist
Thijs Noij ... digital compositor
Stefan Rachev ... digital artist
Martin Rusev ... digital artist
Liubomir Savov ... visual effects artist
Svetoslav Savov ... visual effects artist
Milan Stoyanov ... digital artist
Esben Syberg ... visual effects supervisor
Jonas Ussing ... digital compositor
Jorge Vidal ... digital compositor
Rasmus Warming ... digital artist
Mikael Widegren ... lead matte painter
Oliver Wolff ... digital compositor
Claus Toksvig Kjaer ... visual effects coordinator (uncredited)

Stunts

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Roman Spacil ... swordmaster

Camera and Electrical Department

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Martin Bublik ... electrician (as Martin Bublík)
Jan Carda ... focus puller: second unit
Václav Cermak ... gaffer (as Vaclav Enzo Cermák)
Chert Cornel Constantin ... best boy (as Chert Cornel Constantin aka Corleon)
Patrick Engst ... best boy (as Patrick Engst aka Bája)
Michal Filus ... video assistant
Artur Frys ... extra grip
Jirí Hanzl ... still photographer
Michal Hersálek ... key grip
Jiri Horych ... electrician
Jaroslav Host ... genny operator
Jaroslav Hromádka ... rigging gaffer
Ignacio ... cable man
Igor Jelen ... electrician
Martin Juhasz ... electrician
Ivan Kosjar ... genny operator
Michal Krbecek ... assistant camera: second unit / second assistant a camera: second unit
Martin Kumpan ... grip
Radek Kuzdas ... electrician
Richard Claudio Mehrle ... best boy
Vladimir Muller ... steadicam operator (as Vladimír Müller)
Tomas Munzberger ... focus puller: second unit (as Tomas Münzberger)
Frantisek Novák ... focus puller
Vrastislav Osicka ... genny operator
Hynek Pantucek ... assistant camera
Vlastimil Plucar ... genny operator
Petr Procházka ... electrician
Martin Rain ... electrician
Miroslav Reznícek ... best boy (as Miroslav Reznícek aka Minister)
Mark Rimmer ... steadicam operator
Jan Smolik ... focus puller: second unit (as Jan Smolík)
Jan Spanbauer ... best boy (as Jan Spanbauer aka Fluteman)
Alexander Surkala ... director of photography: second unit
Martin Tocka ... steadicam operator
Roman Tomana ... electrician
Zdenek Vodvarka ... best boy (as Zdenék Vodárka)
Radek Wirth ... assistant camera: second unit
Stepán Wirth ... assistant camera: second unit
Ingo Gardner ... balloon light technician (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Tanja Grunwald ... casting: Denmark
Jessica Horáthová ... casting: Czech Republic (as Jessica Horváthová)
Anton Ludwig ... extras casting: Dresden
Arwa Salmanova ... casting associate: Czech Republic
Sara Törnkvist ... casting: sweden

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Zuzana Brozová ... costumer
Anna Cimburova ... costumer (as Anna Cimburová)
Monika Jordan ... additional costume: Dresden
Zuzana Kolinova ... costumer (as Zuzana Kolínová)
Rouckova Michaela ... costumer (as Michaela Roucková)
Sona Nemcova ... costumer (as Sona Nemcová)
Petr Pluhar ... costumer
Caroline Plummer ... costume trainee
Marketa Prochazkova ... costume coordinator (as Markéta Procházková)
Hana Rambova ... costumer (as Hana Rambová)
Margrethe Rasmussen ... tailor
Ivana Rezacova ... costumer (as Ivana Rezacová)
Maika Schörbel ... additional costume: Dresden
Diane Emilie Stenov ... costume assistant
Lena Tajerova ... costumer (as Lena Tajerová)
Stine Terp ... tailor
Lena Tajerova ... assistant costume designer (uncredited)

Location Management

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Robert Mehrle ... location manager
Hynek Svoboda ... location manager
Sören von der Heyde ... location manager
Jan Zuska ... location manager

Music Department

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Jean-Pierre Arquié ... music producer (as Jean-Pierre Arquie) / supervision of the recording sessions (as Jean-Pierre Arquie)
Cyrille Aufort ... orchestrator
Henrik Vagn Christensen ... conductor
Concerto Copenhagen ... orchestra: source music
Nikolaj de Fine Licht ... orchestra coordinator: source music
Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf ... composer: additional music
Nicolas Koch Futtrup ... orchestra coordinator (as Nicolas Koch)
Peter Juul Kristensen ... score mixer / score recordist
Mikkel Maltha ... music supervisor
Johan-Gottfried Wilhelm Palschau ... composer: additional music
Marie Sabbah ... composer agent
Cecile Tournesac ... assistant to composer

Transportation Department

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Jan Bohata ... production driver
Václav Chaloupka ... production vehicles driver
Felix Frackievicz ... production driver
Zdenék Frackievicz ... production driver
Ladislav Harkabus ... production driver
Petr Havelec ... production driver
Miroslav Holy ... production driver
Jaroslav Host ... production vehicles driver
Lubos Hybrant ... production driver
Václav Kindl ... production vehicles driver
Oldrich Knotek ... production vehicles driver
Václav Kolman ... production driver
Petr Korenár ... production driver
Slavomír Krpálek ... production vehicles driver
Dan Kuska ... production driver (as Daniel Kuska)
Jan Kuzelik ... production driver (as Jan Kuzelík)
Michal Nabor ... production vehicles driver
Michal Pluskal ... production driver
Stanislav Pluskal ... production driver
Pavel Raftl ... production driver
Tomás Sterba ... production driver (as Tomás Stérba)
Tom Strelow ... production driver
Miroslav Sysel ... production vehicles driver
Rudoslav Vanac ... production driver
Antonín Vizina ... production driver
Pavel Voracek ... transport co-ordinator

Other crew

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Julia Alugina ... caterer
Niclas Bendixen ... choreographer
Gero Brugmann ... legal counsel: completion guarantor
Cole Dabney ... social media & marketing
Ronny Engel ... production coordinator
Roberto Geroldi ... production secretary
Burkart Hofmann ... traffic blocker
Olen Hollesen ... collecting agent
Carina Svendsgaard Jeppesen ... Oscar coordinator
Ales Kodat ... caterer
Jakob Langkjær ... production assistant
Daniel Ferdinand Larsen ... research assistant: Arcel (as Daniel Ferdinand) / researcher
Hans Lönnerheden ... completition bond
Radim Macha ... horse master
Dusan Matic ... extras coordinator
Tanja Melnyk ... caterer
Sara Namer ... assistant to producer
Jirí Novotny ... caterer
Jan Palecek ... caterer
Valentin Perets ... caterer
Line Plougsbæk ... production assistant
Kirsty Rigg ... dialogue coach
Anders Wøldike Schmith ... p.a. to producer
Ruben Aram Ter-Akopow ... production assistant
Lars von Trier ... script supervisor
Niclas Caroc Warner ... production assistant (as Niclas Warner)
Katerina Zinglova ... production assistant (as Katerina Zinglová)
Christian Knudsen ... script translator (uncredited)
Louise Palmkvist ... assistant to line producer (uncredited)

Production Companies

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Distributors

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Special Effects

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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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Taglines They changed a nation forever See more »
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Also Known As
  • Caroline Mathildes år (Denmark)
  • Dronningen og livlægen (Denmark)
  • The Queen and the Royal Physician (Denmark)
  • Caroline Mathilde's Years (Denmark)
  • A Royal Affair (Sweden)
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Runtime
  • 137 min
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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross $14,758,997

Did You Know?

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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 »
Movie Connections Featured in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 (2012). See more »
Soundtracks Water Music, HWV 350, Suite No.3 in G Major (III. Minuet) See more »
Quotes Johann Friedrich Struensee: Your majesty.
Caroline Mathilde: You recognized me.
Johann Friedrich Struensee: I would recognize you blindfolded.
Caroline Mathilde: But your costume is not very imaginative.
Johann Friedrich Struensee: I'm afraid I'm not very good at the masquerade.
Caroline Mathilde: I believe this is the one night when everyone can be themselves.
[pause]
Caroline Mathilde: But you never remove your mask. Do you?
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