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A Royal Affair
- Mads Mikkelsen

Overview - Mads Mikkelsen and Alicia Vikander headline director Nikolaj Arcel's historical drama set in the 18th century, which details the tense love triangle between Queen Caroline Matilda (Vikander), her enlightened royal physician Struensee (Mikkelsen), and her increasingly deranged husband, Danish King Christian VII (Mikkel Boe Følsgaard).  Read more...

 
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Overview

Mads Mikkelsen and Alicia Vikander headline director Nikolaj Arcel's historical drama set in the 18th century, which details the tense love triangle between Queen Caroline Matilda (Vikander), her enlightened royal physician Struensee (Mikkelsen), and her increasingly deranged husband, Danish King Christian VII (Mikkel Boe Følsgaard).

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    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 137
  • Color Format: (unknown/unconverted)
  • UPC: 876964005357
  • Genre: Foreign Video - Other
  • Rating: R (MPAA)
  • Release Date: February 2014

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Movies > Dramas

Related Keywords:
Psychodrama
Romance
Love Triangle
Doctors
Royalty
Mental Illness
Love Triangles

 
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Reviews:
3 stars out of 5 -- "The stand-out...is Mikkel Boe Folsgaard as the King. Teetering on the edge of sanity, he is both detestable and sympathetic." - 06/01/2012 Total Film


"Arcel's approach is even-handed and subtle. Struensee has the hallmarks of a conventional romantic hero..." - 07/01/2012 Sight and Sound


3.5 stars out of 4 -- "Mikkelsen is well-cast as a strong leading man who is also convincing as an intellectual and reformer....Nikolaj Arcel, the director, makes good use of locations in Prague..." - 11/07/2012 Chicago Sun-Times


"Struensee, played with an intriguing blend of dash and gloom by Mads Mikkelsen, is depicted with a reverence touched by slightly envious admiration." - 09/09/2012 New York Times


"History buffs and fans of romantic costume dramas will be captivated by this handsomely mounted and engrossing 18th-century drama that chronicles the rise of a revolution..." - 12/02/2012 USA Today


"[T]his absorbing drama epitomizes what it takes to make history come alive on screen, creating the sense of an immediate, firsthand atmosphere..." - 11/16/2012 Washington Post


"Mikkelsen’s eyes convey Struensee’s intellectual intensity without need for ponderous speeches, and Vikander has ample opportunity to try variations on her effectively anguished scream." -- Grade: B+ - 11/08/2012 A.V. Club


"Alicia Vikander is lovely as the lonely teenage sister of England's King George III..." -- Grade: B - 11/23/2012 Entertainment Weekly

 
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