Monday, October 7, 2013

A Royal Affair

A British royal (Alicia Vikander) is forced into a loveless marriage with the sophomoric, mentally imbalanced King Christian VII of Denmark (Mikkel Boe Folsgaard) whose illness provides the opportunity to be puppeteered by a progressive court physician (Mads Mikkelsen) whose Enlightenment inspired philosophies ultimately stir change throughout the whole of Europe and, more immediately and perilously, attract the affections of the King's lady. A Royal Affair is gorgeously filmed and contains three excellent, sympathetic performances which breathe life into this intriguing period drama.