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A Royal Affair

In the name of political alliances, Caroline Mathilde (Alicia Vikander) of Great Britain marries King Christian VII of Denmark (Mikkel Boe Følsgaard) only to discover he is insane. When she meets her husband's doctor (Mads Mikkelsen), the two begin an affair and try to reform the country.

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Sexual Content: --
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Release Date: 08 Nov 2012
Run Time: 137
MPAA Rating: R

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In-Depth Review

Release Date: 9 November 2012 (Limited)

Also Called: En kongelig affære

Because we usually only review G, PG, and PG-13 movies at Parent Previews we did not review this title. For your convenience, we have provided some brief information about the film’s synopsis and content.

Synopsis: In the name of political alliances, Caroline Mathilde (Alicia Vikander) of Great Britain marries King Christian VII of Denmark (Mikkel Boe Følsgaard) only to discover he is insane. When she meets her husband’s doctor (Mads Mikkelsen), the two begin an affair and try to reform the country.

A Royal Affair has been nominated by the Academy Awards in the Best Foreign Film category.The dialogue is in Danish, with English subtitles.

Content Details: Beyond the Movie Ratings...

This additional information about the movie’s content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:

Violence:

- Brief non-graphic violence.

- Depictions of beating and mutilation.

- Infrequent portrayals of hand-to-hand and weapons violence with some blood and little detail.

- Some scenes may frighten children.

Sexual Content:

- Four portrayals of sexual activity with brief breast and buttock nudity, as well as some detail.

- Breast nudity in a non-sexual context.

- Simulated sexual activity.

- Implied sexual activity

- Embracing and kissing.

- Sexual references.

- Fondling

Language:

- Infrequent use of scatological slang and mild cursing.

- Infrequent crude sexual references.

- Slurs.

Alcohol / Drug Use:

- Alcohol abuse.

Discussion Ideas: Talk About the Movie...

This movie is based on the life of King Christian VII of Denmark. It covers his marriage to Caroline Matilda of Great Britain and her affair with Christian’s doctor, Johann Friedrich Struensee.

Video alternatives

Royal lives are depicted in these movies too: The King’s Speech, The Young Victoria and The Queen.

Home Video Notes

A Royal Affair releases to home video on March 26, 2013.

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