A Royal Affair (En Kongelig Affaere)
Starring: Mads Mikkelsen, Alicia Vikander, Mikkel Boe Folsgaard, David Dencik, Trine Dyrholm
Directed by: Nikolaj Arcel
The plot: While reforms sweep across the rest of Europe, Denmark remains firmly in the control of a King's council that favours the rich and privileged. Caroline Mathilde seeks emotional comfort in the arms of the King's personal physician, Johann Friedrich Struensee, who shares her political leanings. Together, they attempt to influence King Christian VII and alter the balance of power in the country away from the nobility.
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"Genuinely engrossing, if a little stiff, and it's only in the drama of the last five minutes that actor-of-the-moment Mikkelsen shows us what he's really made of."
"A voluptuous slice of historical drama that will satisfy period fans and Mikkelsen admirers equally."
"The stand-out ... is Mikkel Boe Folsgaard as the King. Teetering on the edge of sanity, he is both detestable and sympathetic."