Writer-director Amenabar returns to the chiller fold with this inspired by real events tale. It doesn't have quite the intrigue or scares of The Others though.
Set in the late 18th century, A Royal Affair is a romantic drama of sumptuous proportions.
For fans of Le Carre's book there are changes and the book's somewhat meaty storyline has been pared down, but the key events are here (if moved to a different setting).
To say I was looking forward to seeing this film would be something of an understatement.
2008's Not Like Others, originally known as Vampyrer, has been continuously associated with Let the Right One In from the same year, and completely for all the wrong reasons.