Conclusion: 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. Quickly, add this to your collection. It's an incredible film. Highly recommended.
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. Quickly estranged from her husband, whose libertine habits give way to more widespread mental instability, she takes comfort in the calm presence of royal physician Johann Friedrich Struensee (Mads Mikkelsen), whose covert dedication to...
Excerpt: A Royal Affair has been chosen as this year�s Danish representative at the Academy Awards. We won�t know whether or not it has made the shortlist for Best Foreign Language Film until January, but in the meantime we can certainly understand its selection. It tells the story of King Christian VII, his queen Caroline Mathilde and his personal physician, Dr. Johann Struensee, which also happens to be a tale of madness, infidelity, political intrigue and death.
Excerpt: En tysk, idealistisk läkare spelar en kort men dramatisk roll i skandinavisk historia. Som PO Enquist sammanfattar det i inledningen av Livläkarens besök: ”Den 5 april 1768 anställdes Johann Friedrich Struensee som den danske konungen Christian den sjundes livläkare, och avrättades fyra år senare.