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A Royal Affair

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A ROYAL AFFAIR Mads Mikkelsen and Alicia Vikander
Magnolia Pictures

A Royal Affair

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
137 minutes
Limited Release Date:
11/09/12
performer:
Alicia Vikander, Mikkel Boe, Mads Mikkelsen
director:
Nikolaj Arcel
distributor:
Magnolia Pictures
genre:
Foreign Language, Drama

We gave it a B

The storytelling in A Royal Affair is traditional bordering on square. But the historical drama itself — about how an idealistic German doctor influenced a silly king, romanced a queen, and brought the Age of Enlightenment to 18th-century Denmark — is kind of amazing. Alicia Vikander (Anna Karenina) is lovely as the lonely teenage sister of England’s King George III, married off to a Danish royal idiot. International star Mads Mikkelsen (Casino Royale) is a little lugubrious for a doctor so politically (and romantically) passionate. B