Conclusion: One of 2012's best film's, director Nikolaj Arcel's A Royal Affair is one of those rare costume pictures that's not only visually sumptuous, but also thematically substantial, with compelling characters who are at once champions of Enlightenment ideals and deeply flawed human beings.
Summary: Nikolaj Arcel's 'A Royal Affair is a must see. It features some of the most beautiful filmmaking in a long, long time, and Mads Mikkelsen gives one hell of a performance. The video and audio are top notch here, and while the extras are sub-par, the interviews were decent enough.
Conclusion: I loved Nikolaj Arcel's A Royal Affair . It is a beautiful film that tells a fascinating story without even a whiff of melodrama. And what a performance by Mads Mikkelsen. Bravo. I cannot wait to see The Hunt now. Consider adding A Royal Affair to your collections, folks.
Excerpt: When British princess Carolina Mathilde (Alicia Vikander) is introduced to her husband, Christian VII of Denmark (Mikkel Boe Følsgaard), he warns her, “Don’t steal my light.” But the spotlight, as it turns out, isn’t what she craves.
Summary: Helmer Nikolaj Arcel reaches back to 18th-century Denmark to spin a real-life tale of intrigue, power, money, sex, love and betrayal in the handsome, character-driven historical drama "A Royal Affair."
Summary: It may be exec-produced by Lars von Trier, but this ain’t no experimental Dogme art-house fare. Directed by Nikolaj Arcel, A Royal Affair is first-rate historical drama, let down by an unduly lengthy runtime.