A ROYAL AFFAIR is an 18th-century historical drama four years in the making, starring Mads Mikkelsen and Alicia Vikander. Directed by Nikolaj Arcel, screenwriter of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, the film is an epic romance about the love triangle between a German doctor, the queen of Denmark, and her deranged king. The film was produced by Meta Louise Foldager (Melancholia) and Sisse Graum Jorgensen (In a Better World).
Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
The storytelling ... is kind of amazing.Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly, 11.14.2012
A Royal Affair covers plenty of stately ground, all in good time.Claudia Puig, USA Today, 11.29.2012
This highly polished costume drama is exceptionally well-made and a model of intelligent restraint, but it is also unapologetically earnest and a bit on the bloodless side.Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times, 11.08.2012
"A Royal Affair" is an engaging and entertaining film, one that might have been great, if only the history were different.Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle, 11.15.2012