I saw A Royal Affair  yesterday. A really compelling story with excellent performances by the leads, most of whom aren't big names (but should be). It's a profound alternative to the "monarchy love-story" genre that caters largely to American vanity.
Loved this film! Denmark's A Royal Affair was an EXCELLENT movie based on the real life scandalous relationship between George III's sister and the weak-minded King of Denmark. The costumes are incredible - showing the contrast between the royal Caroline and her middle class, reformist lover, Dr. Struensee.
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A Royal Affair (2012) Absolutely loved this move. Mads Mikkelsen, Alicia Vikander, Mikkel Boe Følsgaard. True Story. In 18th-century Denmark, the unstable King Christian VII neglects his young queen, Mathilde, who falls in love with his German physician, Struensee, an intellectual whose advocation of reform transforms the country but brings about his own downfall...2a
A Royal Affair (Danish: En kongelig affære) is a 2012 historical drama film directed by Nikolaj Arcel, starring Mads Mikkelsen, Alicia Vikander and Mikkel Følsgaard. The story is set in the 18th century, at the court of the mentally ill King Christian VII of Denmark, and focuses on the romance between his wife, Caroline Matilda of Great Britain, and the royal physician Johann Friedrich Struensee.