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A ROYAL AFFAIR

by Nikolaj Arcel

synopsis

Johann Friedrich Struensee, town physician and doctor to the poor of Altona – then governed by the King of Denmark – accompanies his monarch in 1768 on the latter’s year-long trip around Europe. During the journey, he gains the trust of the psychologically unstable king and is made his personal physician. But Struensee wants more: together with Queen Caroline Mathilde, who falls in love with the handsome and assertive medic, he increasingly takes over state affairs. Committed to the grand ideas of European enlightenment, he implements freedom of the press and of expression, abolishes torture and serfdom, reforms the school system and curtails the privileges of the aristocracy.

international title: A Royal Affair
original title: En kongelig affære
country: Denmark, Sweden, Germany, Czech Republic
sales agent: TrustNordisk
year: 2012
genre: fiction
directed by: Nikolaj Arcel
film run: 128'
release date: DK 29/03/2012, EE 30/30/2012, SE 13/04/2012, DE 19/04/2012, AT 04/05/2012, IE 15/06/2012, GB 15/06/2012, NL 23/08/2012, IS 31/08/2012, NO 14/09/2012, BE 19/09/2012, PL 21/09/2012, RO 28/09/2012, FR 21/11/2012, LU 21/11/2012, HU 22/11/2012, SI 10/12/2012, GR 21/02/2013, ES 01/03/2013, LV 15/03/2013, IT 29/08/2013
screenplay: Rasmus Heisterberg, Nikolaj Arcel
cast: Mads Mikkelsen, Alicia Vikander, Mikkel Boe Følsgaard, Trine Dyrholm, David Dencik, Bent Mejding, Cyron Melville
cinematography by: Rasmus Videbæk
film editing: Mikkel E.G. Nielsen, Kasper Leick
art director: Niels Sejer
costumes designer: Manon Rasmussen
music: Gabriel Yared, Cyrille Aufort
producer: Louise Vesth, Sisse Graum Jørgensen, Meta Louise Foldager
co-producer: Film i Väst
production: Zentropa Entertainments
backing: Danish Film Institute, DR TV, Trollhättan Film AB, Film i Väst, Sveriges Television, Sirena Film, Czech Film Commission, Zentropa Entertainments Berlin, MDM Leipzig Film Fund, Nordisk Film & TV Fond
distributor: Nordisk Film A/S, Aerofilms, Best Film, Elite Film AG, Estinfilm OÜ, Filmladen, Golem Distribución, Independenta Film, MFA+ Filmdistribution, September Film Distribution (former Wild Bunch Benelux), Ascot Elite Entertainment Group, Cinemania group d.o.o., Metrodome Distribution, Abc Distribution, Jour2fête, Chrysalis Films, Forum Cinema, Academy2

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main awards/selection

Berlinale 2012 In Competition
Best Actor (Mikkel Boe Følsgaard)
Best Script
Telluride Film Festival 2012 
Toronto International Film Festival 2012 
Hamptons International Film Festival 2012 
São Paulo International Film Festival 2012 
Arras Film Festival 2012 
Santa Barbara International Film Festival 2013 
Guadalajara Film Festival 2013 
Ekenäs Film Fest 2013 
Skopje Film Festival 2013 
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