A ROYAL AFFAIR
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- Director Bio
In the age of enlightenment, a young woman becomes Queen of Denmark via an arranged marriage, but shortly after the ceremony it becomes clear that the young king suffers from mental illness. German physician and philosopher Johan Struensee is called to attend the unstable King and an epic romance results between the doctor and the queen, giving Johan the power to make transformational social changes within the Danish kingdom. Based on a true story, A ROYAL AFFAIR is Denmark's official submission for Academy Award® consideration. —April Wright
Nikolaj Arcel gained international fame after writing the screenplay adaptation for the original version of THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO. His latest film A ROYAL AFFAIR, which he wrote and directed, was chosen as Denmark's entry for 2013 Academy Award® consideration and was awarded the Silver Bear for Best Screenplay at the Berlin International Film Festival.