Director: Nikolaj Arcel

Country: Denmark

Year: 2012

Directed and co-written by Nikolaj Arcel who wrote the screenplay for THE GIRL WITH DRAGON TATTOO, A ROYAL AFFAIR is a historical drama about one of the most significant periods in Denmark’s history. The story revolves around king Christian VII of Denmark, his English wife Caroline Mathilde and his German physician Johann Struensee. Christian was known to be childish and crazy with no real grip or control on Denmark. But things change with the influence of his Physician and the relation between them and his wife.

A Royal Affair is a history lesson. With topics such as moral ethics, loyalty and freedom all intertwined together in this real story. The three lead actors give superb performances. The direction is brilliant and the sets looks very authentic with a very high quality to it. One of this year’s best movies in my opinion and no wonder it is Denmark’s official submission for the foreign film category in the coming Academy Awards given how perfect it is in all aspects.