A Royal Affair | En kongelig affære

2012 | 137 minutes | Biography, Drama, History
3.8 out of 5 stars
Director: Nikolaj Arcel
Written by: Bodil Steensen-Leth (novel), Rasmus Heisterberg & Nikolaj Arcel (screenplay)
Stars: Alicia Vikander, Mads Mikkelsen, Mikkel Boe Følsgaard

A period drama set in the 18th century royal Danish court of King Christian VII whose primary concern is drinking and cavorting. The film explores the romance between Queen Caroline Mathilde and the royal physician Johan Struensee who both dream of a better future for Denmark and its people.

Dr Struensee exercises his influence upon the ill king to reduce the power of aristocracy, thus allowing social reforms to sweep through that change the nation forever.