Director: Nikolaj Arcel
Cast: Mads Mikkelson, Alicia Vikander
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 Struenseensee and the young but strong Queen Caroline Mathilda, 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.
“A Royal Affair is historical drama of the highest order – teeming with big ideas, and anchored by the nicely nuanced performances of Vikander and Mikkelsen.”-Steven Rea, The Philadelphia Inquirer