Danish tale done up like Hollywood
History wrote Arcel’s script for ‘A Royal Affair’
“Anna Karenina” may be the high-profile period romance in theaters this awards season, but the Danish film “A Royal Affair” has something else going for it besides sumptuous costumes, a tragic heroine, and forbidden love: It happens to be the true tale of Danish King Christian VII. “It’s a big responsibility when you’re doing a film where everybody knows the story. Filmmakers have been trying for 30 years to bring it to the screen,” says writer-director Nikolaj Arcel in Boston.