Royal Affair, A | En kongelig affære – dir. Nikolaj Arcel, 2012 – PREMIERE

date: 04/08/2012 time: 16:30 place: PGE Cinema film program: Opening | Closing Gala film program: the audience poll artistic program: films

DK | 2012 | 131 min
reż|dir Nikolaj Arcel prod|pro Sisse Graum Jørgensen, Louise Vesth scen|wr Rasmus Heisterberg, Nikolaj Arcel zdj|ph Rasmus Videbæk muz|mus Cyrille Aufort, Gabriel Yared mon|ed Kasper Leick, Mikkel E.G. Nielsen ob|cast Alicia Vikander, Mads Mikkelsen, Mikkel Boe Følsgaard Trine Dyrholm dys|dis Best Film


Awarded with two Golden Bears at the 62nd MFF in Berlin. A scandalising story based on true events, the subject of which is a royal triangle where love, power, and madness permeate.

Karolina Matylda Hanowerska had been prepared to the role of a queen since a very early age. Full of hope and images of the ideal man, she comes to a foreign country to rule by the side of her husband. However, reality disappoints her. Chrystian VII is a grotesque madman in love with himself and with courtly entertainment. When his further excesses ruin the country, the physician Johann Friedrich Struensee is called to the court. He is to curb the king’s temperament and bizarre behaviour. Johann infatuates the queen and, behind the king’s back, reaches for his power to change the face of the country.

2012 Berlin FF – nominated to Golden Bear, awards for Best Actor (Mads Mikkelsen) and Best Screenplay (Rasmus Heisterberg, Nikolaj Arcel)

Nikolaj Arcel (1972)
Danish director. He graduated from National Film School of Denmark in 2001. He writes screenplays for his own films together with his colleague Rasmus Heisterberg. The duet is known for, inter alia, a screenplay to the Swedish version of “Millenium: Men who hate women”.