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A ROYAL AFFAIR
aka EN KONGELIG AFFAERE
USA: Magnolia Pictures
UK: Metrodome Distribution
Cast: Mads Mikkleson, Alicia Vikander, Mikkel Folsgaard, Trine Dyrholm, David Dencik, William Jøhnk Nielsen, Thomas W Gabrielsson, Cyron Bjørn Melville, Bent Mejding, Laura Bro, Erika Guntherova
Director: Nikolaj Arcel
Countries: Denmark / Sweden / Germany / Czech Republic
Language: Danish (English subtitles)
UK: 137 mins
UK Certificate: 15 contains infrequent strong sex references and moderate sex
USA Release Date: tbc
UK Release Date: 15 June 2012 (Limited Release)
Official US website
The most dramatic love story in Danish history is the affair between King Christian VII's physician, Johan Struensee (Mads Mikkleson), and the English born queen of Denmark, Caroline Mathilda (Alicia Vikander) in the early 1770's. Nikolaj Arcel's Danish feature film A ROYAL AFFAIR brings one of the country's most fascinating dramas to the silver screen.
The film stars Mads Mikkelsen, Alicia Vikander and Mikkel Folsgaard as King Christian VII. A ROYAL AFFAIR is directed by Nikolaj Arcel, who is behind award-winning features such as KING'S GAME (2004) and THE ISLAND OF LOST SOULS (2007). Lately Arcel was nominated for the most prestigious film prize in Scandinavia, The Nordic Film Council Prize, for his drama/comedy TRUTH ABOUT MEN (2010). Arcel also wrote the screenplay for Stieg Larsson's THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATOO - an accomplishment for which he earned a BAFTA nomination (2011).