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A Royal Affair Review


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With striking photography, sumptuous production values and strong acting, this Danish epic tells a remarkable true story about a tumultuous moment in European history. It's a fascinating, involving story, although the film is a bit too dry to move us.

In 1766, aristocratic English girl Caroline (Vikander) is married off to the Danish King (Folsgaard) to preserve the dynasty. But his brutish rule turns her against him, and she seeks intellectual stimulation from the King's close advisor Johann (Mikkelsen). Eventually, this meeting of minds turns into a lusty affair, as the Queen and Johann plot to turn Denmark into a progressive, compassionate nation. Meanwhile, the King's stepmother (Dyrholm) is conniving to have him declared unfit so her son (Nielsen) can claim the throne.

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Twist And Shout Review


Very Good
Hey, Danish kids grow up too!

In his second film, director Bille August (best known for the monumental disaster Smilla's Sense of Snow) attempts to capture both his national zeitgeist and the perils of youth in one fell swoop. And he does, to some extent.

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