A Royal Affair

A Royal Affair

Nikolaj Arcel

Denmark/Czech Republic/Germany/Sweden, 2012, 131 min., Danish/English/German/French

Eurimages Competition


Nikolaj Arcel’s A Royal Affair is based on true historical events that have been later introduced into the moulds of political thriller, melodrama and tragedy. The film follows the fate of Johann Friedrich Struensee, a doctor for the poorest in Altona, by then dominated by the King of Denmark. In 1768 he accompanies the monarch on his European tour, gaining the trust of the psychologically weak King during the journey. Struensee, however, is not just thinking on his future, and along the Queen Caroline Mathilde, who is in love with him, tries to push the King to make the Enlightenment achievements start to be felt in the Nordic country. Aristochracy and accommodate classes’ opposition will represent the solid antithesis of the lovers’ revolutionary ideas, eventually taking the reformer before the courts.


Nikolaj Arcel

Nikolaj Arcel was born in Copenhagen in 1972, where he studied cinematography, specifically at the Den Danske Filmskole, graduating in 2001 with a short film, Woyzecks sidste symfoni. Though he had already directed several feature films –like the thriller Kongekabale (2004) or the family adventure La isla de las almas perdidas (2007)– before his recent success at the Berlin Festival with A Royal Affair (Golden Bears for Best Script and Best Actor, the latter awarded to Mikkel Boe Folsgaard), Nikolaj Arcel was considered until then a competent and versatile script writer, as shown by his involvement in the film adaptation of Millenium 1: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.



2012 A royal affaire

2010 Sandheden om mænd

2007 La isla de las almas perdidas

2004 Kongekabale

2001 Woyzecks sidste symfoni

A Royal Affair

En Kongelig Affære

Dinamarca/Suecia/República Checa/Alemania, 2012, 137 min, Danés

Dirección /Direction

Nikolaj Arcel

Guión / Script

Rasmus Heisterberg, Nikolaj Arcel,

basado una novela de Bodil Steensen-Leth

Fotografía / Cinematography

Rasmus Videbæk

Montaje / Editing

Mikkel E.G. Nielsen, Kasper Leick

Sonido / Sound

Hans Christian Kock, Claus Lynge

Música / Music

Gabriel Yared, Cyrille Aufort

Producción / Producers

Louise Vesth, Sisse Graum

Jørgensen, Meta Louise Foldager

Intérpretes / Cast

Mads Mikkelsen (Johann),

Alicia Vikander (Carolina),

Mikkel Boe Følsgaard (Christian),

Trine Dyrholm (Juliane Marie),

David Dencik (Ove)

Compañía productora / Production company

Zentropa Entertainments

Compañía distribuidora / Distribution company

Golem Distribución

Martín de los Heros, 14

28008 Madrid

T. 91 559 38 36

E. golem.films@golem.es


Ventas Internacionales / International sales


Filmbyen, 28

2650 Hvidovre


T. 45 36 86 87 88

F. 45 36 77 44 48

E. info@trustnordisk.com


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