Wednesday, January 30, 2013

A Royal Affair (2012) - Drama

Danish entry to Best Foreign Film Category at the Academy this year is “A Royal Affair”, about a crackpot King and his newly married Queen’s affair with the royal doctor. A story set in the 18th century again had me in splits with those outrageous costumes and royal body language. I liked the Doctors character more than the crazy King and the female playing queen is simply beautiful and what expressive eyes and such a tragic end. It’s a typical royalty drama and feels like “been there seen that” stuff. Can certainly be seen as another Nomination but nothing outstanding about this one – I will be shocked if they lift the trophy this year. If you haven’t seen this – don’t worry – you aren’t missing anything.

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