A Royal Affair

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A lavishly grand period drama with a lusty heart, A Royal Affair tells a notorious true story, set in eighteenth Denmark, of illicit love and political intrigue – a story of an ordinary man who wins a 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 (and man of enlightenment and idealism) Struensee (Mads Mikkelsen) and the young but strong Queen Caroline Mathilda (Alicia Vikander), A Royal Affair elegantly and expertly spins a tale of brave idealists who risk everything in their pursuit of freedom for their people. But above all it is the story of a passionate and forbidden romance, one that forever changed an entire nation. (Dir. by Nikolaj Arcel, Denmark, 2012, 137 mins, R) HD Digital Presentation