Director: Nikolaj Arcel. Cast: Alicia Vikander, Mads Mikkelsen, Mikkel Boe Følsgaard. 137 min. Rated R. Denmark.Sweden/Czech Republic. Drama/History.
Great foreign movie, lost last year under Amour's bright light. In 18th century Denmark, the presumably crazy King Christian marries the King of England's daughter, who in turn falls in love with the King's "enlightened" personal doctor, Johann Friedrich Struensee. The doctor uses his influence on the King to enlighten the country, but his scandalous affair is his biggest obstacle; leading to great cinematic drama. Never knew there was such an interesting character in Europe history, and I have yet to see a Mads Mikkelsen movie (Casino Royale, After the Wedding, Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky) that wasn't worthy of watching.