Nordic Film & TV Club: A Royal Affair

Dates: 4th May – 11th May 2018

This week the Nordic Film & TV Club will be watching the Danish historical epic A Royal Affair.

Featuring an all-star cast of Mads Mikkelsen, Alicia Vikander and Mikkel Boe Følsgaard, the based-on-a-true story film is about the British Princess Caroline, who is betrothed to the mad King Christian VII of Denmark, but her life with the erratic monarch in the oppressive country becomes an isolating misery. However, Christian soon gains a fast companion with the German Dr. Johann Struensee, a quietly idealistic man of the Enlightenment. As the only one who can influence the King, Struensee is able to begin sweeping enlightened reforms of Denmark through Christian even as Caroline falls for the doctor. However, their secret affair proves a tragic mistake that their conservative enemies use to their advantage in a conflict that threatens to claim more than just the lovers as their victims.

Watch the film

You can find information about where to watch the film in your country on our Nordic Film Database.

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Discuss the film

Film discussions are available on our Facebook Group and on our online forum.

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Rate the film

We’d love to hear what you think of the film! You can rate the film via our Facebook Group or the Forum, or take part in our short survey.

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Win a subscription!

As part of the Nordic Film and TV Club, we will be giving away a three-month subscription to Cinema Scandinavia just for letting us know what you think about the movies. Simply rate the film through the survey to go in the running.



Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.