The King's Choice



Uptown Theatre Wed, Apr 19, 2017 7:00 PM
St. Anthony Main Theatre 1 Fri, Apr 28, 2017 4:00 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$13.00
Student (Box Office Only):$8.00
Youth (25 & Under/Box Office Only):$8.00
Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Programs:Midnight Sun
Oscar Submission
Historical Drama
True Story
Voice Category:Expanded Horizons
Release Year:2016
Runtime:133 min
Festivals & Awards:Best Sound Editing
Foreign Feature - Motion Picture Sound Editors USA 2017
Website:Official Website
Director:Erik Poppe
Producer:Finn Gjerdrum
Stein B. Kvae
Cinematographer:John Christian Rosenlund
Screenwriter:Jan Trygve Røyneland
Harald Rosenløw Eeg
Editor:Einar Egeland
Composer:Johan Söderqvist
Principal Cast:Jesper Christensen
Anders Baasmo Christiansen
Karl Markovics
Juliane Köhler
Rolf Kristian Larsen
Andreas Lust
Tuva Novotny
Filmography:Bunch of Five ('98)
Oslo ('04)
Troubled Water ('08)
000 Times Good Night ('13)


This patriotic epic broke domestic box office records in Norway last year. Classical cinema in the best sense of the term, Eric Poppe's perfectly realized period piece looks at a seminal moment in modern Norwegian history: the three days in April 1940 when King Haakon VII faced the momentous decision about whether or not to cooperate with the invading German army. Threatening to abdicate if the government chose cooperation, he advocated all-out resistance, placing himself and his family in great danger, and guaranteeing his place in the annals of Norwegian history.

Poppe’s experience as a documentary maker shows in the way he shoots both the action scenes and the tense, intimate moments when decisions that will affect thousands of lives are being made. He captures a story for the ages with clarity and impressive attention to detail. The King’s Choice was Norway’s official submission to the Academy Awards.

Director’s Biography

Erik Poppe: Erik Poppe is the only director to have won the Norwegian Film Critics' Award for Best Feature three times. He started his career as a war photographer before moving on to cinematography and directing documentaries. His filmography includes Hawaii, Oslo ('05), Troubled Water ('08) and 1000 Times Good Night ('13).

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