The King's Choice
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Members:$5.00
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Film Info
Program:New Releases
Tags:Biography
Drama
Politics
History
Release Year:2017
Runtime:130 minutes
Country:Norway
Language:Norwegian with English subtitles
Print Source:Samuel Goldwyn
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJ92tZ_7siA
Cast/Crew
Director:Erik Poppe
Producer:Finn Gjerdrum
Stein B. Kvae
Cinematographer:John Christian Rosenlund
Screenwriter:Harald Rosenløw-Eeg Harald Rosen
Jan Trygve Røyneland
Editor:Einar Egeland
Composer:Johan Söderqvist
Principal Cast:Jesper Christensen
Anders Baasmo Christiansen
Karl Markovics
Tuva Novotny
Description

2017 MSPIFF Official Selection

The King's Choice is based on the true the story about three dramatic days in April 1940, where the King of Norway is presented with an unimaginable ultimatum from the German armed forces: surrender or die. With Nazi soldiers hunting after them, the Royal Family is forced to flee the capital. In the best interest of the family, the Crown Princess Märtha leaves Norway with the children to seek refuge in Sweden, whilst King Haakon and the Crown Prince Olav flee to a small farming area just outside Elverum and meet the Germans head on. After three days of desperately trying to evade the Germans, King Haakon makes his final decision.


Press

"A handsome widescreen history lesson, The King's Choice digs deep into the inexhaustible subject of World War II from a fresh perspective." - Star Tribune

"The King's Choice is a dramatic tale about a pivotal World War II moment, a story infused with tension and psychological conflict that's all the more engrossing for being fresh to us." - Los Angeles Times


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