Historical, romantic-drama set in 18th Century Denmark based on the deadly love triangle between the young Queen of Denmark, her schizophrenic King and the royal physician. Stars Mads Mikkelsen (After the Wedding). The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo screenwriter, Nikolaj Arcel, directs. Queen Caroline Mathilde (Alicia Vikander) was an English princess who, at 15, married Denmark?s King Christian VII (Mikkel F?lsgaard). German physician to the king, Johann Struensee (Mikkelsen), gained strong influence over the government by successfully treating the king and becoming the queen?s lover. For 18 months, the idealist Streunsee was the de facto head of state introducing freedom of the press and abolishing torture. But his reforming zeal, his nationality and the birth of the queen's child made him many enemies.
Mads Mikkelsen,Trine Dyrholm,David Dencik,Alicia Vikander
"Visually exquisite, the ingredients of this royal Danish historic drama are as sensational as they are gripping" - Urbancinefile.com.au
"A fascinating affair of state" - Guardian UK
"A beautifully nuanced and driven period drama at its finest with the added power of a true story behind it, making it a deserving box office hit to watch" - Real.com