BIFF 2020
Prerelease

The King's Choice

Norge/ 2016/ 2 t. 13 min.
LANGUAGE:
dansk/norsk
UNDERTEKSTER:
norsk
CAST:
Jesper Christensen, Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Tuva Novotny, Sofie Falkgård, Ingrid Ross Raftemo, Magnus Ketilsson Dobbe, Lage Kongsrud, Karl Markovics, Katharina Schüttler, Ketil Høegh, Gerald Pettersen, Jan Frostad, Arthur Hakalahti, Hans Jacob Sand, Erik Hivju, Rolf Kristian Larsen
DIRECTOR:
Erik Poppe
WRITER:
Harald Rosenløw Eeg, Jan Trygve Røyneland
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
John Christian Rosenlund
PRODUCER:
Stein Kvae, Finn Gjerdrum
King minus country

King Haakon VII’s refusal to comply with the demands of the Nazis during the invasion of Norway is one of the main reasons for the enduring popular embrace of the Norwegian monarchy. In THE KING’S CHOICE director Erik Poppe tells the story of the King’s perilous escape from the invading German forces – with the fate of the nation hanging in the balance. Featuring Danish actor Jesper Christensen as Haakon VII and Anders Baasmo Christiansen as crown prince Olav, this grand historical drama brings to life one of the key events in modern Norwegian history.

PS. The opening screening of THE KING'S CHOICE is completely sold out.

Erik Poppe

Erik Poppe (Norway, 1960) Filmography: A THOUSAND TIMES GOOD NIGHT (2013), TROUBLED WATER (2008), HAWAII, OSLO (2004), BUNCH OF FIVE (1998)

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