The epic historical romance A Royal Affair is based on the true story of an ordinary man who wins a queen's heart and starts a revolution. The 18th century drama centers on the intriguing love triangle between young but strong Queen Caroline Mathilda (Alicia Vikander), her deranged Danish King Christian VII (Mikkel Boe Følsgaard), and the royal physician who is a man of enlightenment and idealism, Johann Friedrich Struensee (Mads Mikkelsen, Casino Royale). 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. Directed by Nikolaj Arcel, screenwriter of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. Academy Award nominee for Best Foreign Language Film. (Fully subtitled) Official Web Site

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Film Club Q&A Podcast – A ROYAL AFFAIR

A discussion with co-writer/director Nikolaj Arcel and star Alicia Vikander.
Recorded November 11, 2012 at The Landmark in West L.A.

Director:

Nikolaj Arcel

Cast:

Mads Mikkelsen, Alicia Vikander, Mikkel Boe Følsgaard, Trine Dyrholm, David Denick

MPAA Rating:

R

Run Time:

2hrs 17mins

Release Year:

2012

Country Of Origin:

Denmark/Sweden