A Royal Affair
Directed by Nikolaj Arcel
The remarkable true story of an ordinary man who won the queen’s heart and started 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 the pursuit of freedom for their people... and above all, it is the story of a passionate and forbidden romance that changed an entire nation.
The remarkable true story of an ordinary man who won the queen’s heart and started a revolution. A Royal Affair explores the unlikely love triangle between the insane Danish King Christian VII, the royal physician, and the young Queen Caroline Mathilda.
Cast: Alicia Vikander, Mads Mikkelsen, Mikkel Boe Følsgaard
I enjoyed watching this more than I'd expected, and learned a bit about Danish history in the process - though unsure how much of it was fictionalized. Am surprised that the Danes did not revolt after the country seemed to regress after JS was imprisoned and hanged.
I enjoyed watching this film more than I'd expected, and learned a bit about Danish history in the process.