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Magnolia Pictures: A Royal Affair

A film by Nikolaj Arcel


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 Struensee (Mads Mikkelsen) and the young but strong Queen Caroline Mathilda (Alicia Vikander), 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 based on one of the most dramatic events in Denmark and indeed European history; whenever I used to pitch the film to foreign investors, people had a hard time believing that the story was true, that these momentous events had actually happened in the late 1700’s. In Denmark however, it is taught in school, more than 15 books have been written about it (both factual and fictional) and there has even been an opera and a ballet. I feel honored and extremely lucky to finally bring the full story to the screen.

5/5 I must say for a sad story, it's was a great one... normally I would be adding how I fast forwarded to the end of this, not the case. I found myself enthralled in this, even with the sub-titles... which you may not know I am a fan of a good foreign film, here is a great one. The story itself is based on true events and hits all the key elements to make this love, war and wandering eyes come together nicely.
-Jeremy [Retro-Z]


1 comment:

DEZMOND said...

Mads is always interesting to watch and Alicia is buidling her career in Hollywood after this one.