A royal affair

A royal affair

Downloadable Video - 2012 | Danish
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Nominated for an Academy Award, A Royal Affair is an epic romance about the scandalous love triangle between a Queen, her German doctor (Mads Mikkelsen), and the mad King of Denmark. Drawn together in the pursuit of freedom for their people, their high-flown idealism is undone by blind passion in this notorious true story of illicit love and political intrigue.
Publisher: [United States] : Mongrel Media : Made available through hoopla, 2012
Branch Call Number: eVideo hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (ca. 138 min.)) : sd., col

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ninica
Mar 26, 2018

What a beautifully tragic love story! *Swoon*
Initially I wasn't sure about this movie, because sometimes subtitles don't allow for your complete immersion within the story. Thankfully it enhances the storytelling. Absolutely loved it.

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JasRai25
Jan 07, 2018

Omg, this movie just kills me.... The acting, the actors are just superb. I love historic movies but this movie just makes me so sad inside. And the scene when she dances with the Dr..always melts me.

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SherryNeufeld
Jan 03, 2018

Really enjoyed this. (I love Nordic films.)

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empbee
Jan 03, 2018

The romantic custom story with some historical view of the struggle of the efforts to bring enlightenment to Denmark.

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trotter73
Mar 11, 2017

based on a true story. I don't know the history well enough to say how accurate they tell the story, but the cast put in great performances.

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Schoolgurl95
Jul 21, 2016

Perfect casting. Mads Mikkelsen in particular was amazing. Very good acting all around

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Monolith
Feb 09, 2016

A standout, poignant period piece brilliantly presented. An excellent cast led by the exquisite Alicia Vikander and the distinctive Mads Mikkelsen. Brilliant. FIVE STARS.

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SandraLH
Jan 05, 2016

Very well acted and moving, but sad story. One wouldn't want to watch if you are already depressed. My second time watching since I enjoy Scandanavian film.

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tj_is_cool
Nov 05, 2015

Very boring ...

nycounsel Sep 29, 2015

a well-acted historical drama.

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Schoolgurl95
Jul 21, 2016

Caroline Mathilde: I'm trying to remember him. Johann. I have to tell you about him. About us. Why we did the things we did. My beloved children, you do not know me, but I am your mother. Perhaps you have never forgiven me. Perhaps you hate me. I hope not. I now know that I will never see you again, so I am writing to tell you the truth, before it's too late.

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Schoolgurl95
Jul 21, 2016

Johann Friedrich Struensee: Your majesty.

Caroline Mathilde: You recognized me.

Johann Friedrich Struensee: I would recognize you blindfolded.

Caroline Mathilde: But your costume is not very imaginative.

Johann Friedrich Struensee: I'm afraid I'm not very good at the masquerade.

Caroline Mathilde: I believe this is the one night when everyone can be themselves. *pauses* But you never remove your mask. Do you?

M_ALCOTT Sep 30, 2015

Queen Caroline Mathilda: [reading from a book by Rousseau] "Man is born free, and everywhere he is in shackles."

M_ALCOTT Sep 30, 2015

[From a bird's eye view atop a balcony after the play, Brandt and Struensee are seen discussing Rantzau's new wife, Sophie.]

Dr. Struensee: [referring to Rantzau] "As long as he's happy."

Brandt: "Yes, men have an odd ability to ignore reason when it comes to beautiful young women. [Pauses] 'Le Morte d'Arthur.' Have you read it? Thomas Malory."

Dr. Struensee: "I've heard of it."

Brandt: "King Arthur's knight, Sir Lancelot, has an affair with Queen Guinevere. The king finds out, orders both killed, and the kingdom falls apart. [Turns to face Struensee] You're a fool. I like you a lot. I don't want to mourn by your severed head."

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Schoolgurl95
Jul 21, 2016

Frightening or Intense Scenes: intense scenes

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Schoolgurl95
Jul 21, 2016

Sexual Content: sexual content

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Schoolgurl95
Jul 21, 2016

Schoolgurl95 thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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jimg2000
Jun 26, 2013

An excellent write up on the Queen Caroline Mathilde as presented in this film: http://www.historytoday.com/stella-tillyard/heads-and-tales-royal-affair

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