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Oscar® Nominee
Best Foreign Language Film - Denmark

A ROYAL AFFAIR is the true story of an ordinary man who wins the queen's heart and starts a revolution. Centering on the intriguing love triangle between the ever more insane Danish King Christian VII (Mikkel Boe Følsgaard), the royal physician who is a man of enlightenment and idealism Struensee (Mads Mikkelsen) and the young but strong Queen Caroline Mathilda (Alicia Vikander), A ROYAL AFFAIR is the gripping tale of brave idealists who risk everything in their pursuit of freedom for their people… Above all it is the story of a passionate and forbidden romance that changed an entire nation.

PRODUCTION TEAM

Director: Nikolaj Arcel

Screenplay: Rasmus Heisterberg & Nikolaj Arcel

Producers: Louise Vesth, Sisse Graum Jørgensen & Meta Foldager

Executive Producers: Lars von Trier, Peter Aalbæk & Peter Garde

Director of Photography: Rasmus Videbæk

Editors: Mikkel E.G. Nielsen & Kasper Leick

Composer: Gabriel Yared & Cyrille Aufort

Costume Designer: Manon Rasmussen

Production Designer: Niels Sejer

Production: Zentropa Entertainments

CAST

Johann Friedrich Struensee – MADS MIKKELSEN

Queen Caroline Mathilda – ALICIA VIKANDER

King Christian VII – MIKKEL BOE FØLSGAARD

Juliane Marie – TRINE DYRHOLM

Guldberg – DAVID DENICK

 

“A SUPERB FILM THAT TELLS AN ABSORBING TALE WITH A REMARKABLE SENSE OF INTIMACY. A mind-opener crossed with a bodice-ripper. SUPERBLY ENTERTAINING AND SUMPTUOUSLY PRODUCED. Mads Mikkelsen gives a marvelous performance.” – Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal

“A SLAM DUNK IN THE GENRE, SATISFYING EVERY PERIOD PIECE CRAVING. A Royal Affair enthralls where many historical dramas start to sag. NOTHING BEATS A WELL TOLD TALE OF A SCANDALS PAST THAT YOU’VE NEVER HEARD BEFORE.” – Mary Pols, Time

“FASCINATING. This absorbing drama epitomizes what it takes to make history come alive on screen. A bodice ripper as well as a history lesson. CONSISTENTLY ENGROSSING, EDIFYING AND AFFECTING.” – Ann Hornaday, Washington Post

“IT’S A RARE FILM THAT EDIFIES AND ENTERTAINS IN EQUAL PARTS. Sumptuously rendered and well-acted, it deftly blends political intrigue, philosophical idealism and sexual passion.” – Claudia Puig, USA Today

“HISTORICAL DRAMA OF THE HIGHEST ORDER. Beautifully staged and shot and teeming with big ideas.” – Stephen Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer

“AN AMAZING REAL-LIFE STORY THAT HAS EVERYTHING GOING FOR IT - sex, love, terror, politics, violence. Engaging and entertaining.” – Mick LaSalle, SF Chronicle

“QUIETLY MAGNIFICENT. It unfolds with a commanding yet subtle rhythm at once literary and utterly cinematic.” – Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post

“**** IT’S HISTORY TOLD IN COMPELLING FASHION. It’s an intellectual costume drama. It’s a romance involving big ideas. IT’S A LOT OF FUN.” – Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic

“THE SEDUCING, THE SCHEMING AND THE LYING WORTHY OF THE JUICIEST SOAP OPERA IS BROUGHT TO VIVID LIFE. History in this case, is fascinating.” – Cary Darling, San Diego Union Tribune

“FIRST RATE. Ever so much more than a historical romance.” – Roger Ebert, Chicago SunTimes

“A SUMPTUOUS, ENTERTAINING COSTUME DRAMA. It’s got everything you’d want from a movie like this.” – John Powers, Vogue

“The historical drama is kind of amazing.” – Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly

“A FEAST OF A FILM.” – Marshall Fine, Huffington Post

“The film moves along crisply, looks great and stimulates the brain.” – Colin Covert Minneapolis Star-Ledger

“A FIRECRACKER. This fact-based tale of high-born love and betrayal has a great deal more than Danish pastry on its mind.” – Ella Taylor, NPR

**** A SUMPTUOUS ROMANCE.” – Elizabeth Weitzman, NY Daily News

“EASILY ONE OF THE BEST FILMS OF THE YEAR.” – Derrick Deane, Fandango

“IF ANY ROYAL AFFAIR DESERVES CINEMATIC TREATMENT, IT’S THIS ONE. Lush with period detail and throbbing with lusty melodrama.” Annlee Ellingson, Paste

“The movie does a fine job of dramatizing the pure power of ideas and showing just how satisfying a true meeting of the minds can be.” - Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger

‘The actors make this history both riveting and tragic, and a story relevant in any age.” – Roger Moore, Chicago Tribune

“IF YOU THINK COSTUME PICTURES HAVE TO BE STIFF, OR STUFFY, THIS FILM SHOULD DISPEL ANY SUCH NOTIONS.” – Leonard Maltin, Movie Crazy

“MAGNIFICENT! A ravishing, stunning epic with superlative performances. A riveting, compelling love story from a brilliant filmmaker. A must see for fans of great world cinema.” -Pete Hammond, Boxoffice Magazine

“FIRST RATE. This excellent drama is a great companion to the likes of Amadeus and The Madness of King George.” – Philip French, The Guardian

“SUMPTUOUS AND ENTHRALLING WITH RIVETING PERFORMANCES. A gripping chapter of history recounted with elegance and intelligence. Admires of classy costume drama will eat up this well-crafted film.” - David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter

“LITERATE AND SEXY with crisp storytelling and plush visual spectacle.” Guy Lodge, HitFix

“FIRST-RATE” – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

 
Date for DVD release subject to change.