A Royal Affair (15)

2012 (Drama/history/romance)
Denmark/Sweden (subtitled)
Actors: Mads Mikkelsen, Mikkel Boe Folsgaard
Director: Nikolaj Arcel

This period drama from Denmark is based on the fascinating true story of an illicit affair between Queen Caroline – wife of the mentally ill King Christian Vll – and Johann Friedrich Struensee, the Kings personal physician. As Johann strives to exert his political influence over the King, suspicions of the affair threaten to tear the country apart. With superb performances across the board, this is engaging and heart breaking world cinema of the highest order.
(2hrs 17mins)