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A Royal Affair (2012)A Royal Affair (2012)

A Royal Affair (2012)

Drama, History, Romance

7.4

movie

Czech Republic, Denmark
Danish, English, French
A-list actors
2012
Nikolaj Arcel
Alicia Vikander, Bent Mejding, Cyron Melville
137 min

Synopsis

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A young queen falls in love with her physician, and they start a revolution that changes their nation forever.

Our Take

7.4
Christina Hale

If you’ve been paying close attention to Royal Families in general, then get a snack and settle in, because A Royal Affair’s got it all for you: the steamy scenes, dirty, affair-laden hands, the corsets, and a stunning backdrop of 18th Century Europe. Quite literally deranged and mentally incapable King Christian of Denmark (Mikkel Boe Folsgaard) marries the brave Princess Caroline of Great Britain (Alicia Vikander), only to find out that he isn’t cut out for the wedded life. Enlightenment comes in the form of Dr. Johann Struensee (Mads Mikkelsen), a German physician to the infantile King and true-born reformer. Mostly saddened by her unfortunate fate, the now-Queen Caroline finds herself falling in love with the intellectual; thus, beginning a whirlwind of events that shakes up the entire Kingdom.

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kaybeetoyz

I absolutely love this film. It’s so well done and incredibly sad. You find yourself wishing it might turn out differently, but it just can’t it seems.

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