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The King's Choice (2016)

Kongens Nei (original title)
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April 1940. Norway has been invaded by Germany and the royal family and government have fled into the interior. The German envoy to Norway tries to negotiate a peace. Ultimately, the decision on Norway's future will rest with the King.

Director:

Erik Poppe

Writers:

Alf R. Jacobsen (inspired by a book written by), Harald Rosenløw-Eeg | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jesper Christensen ... H.M. Kong Haakon VII
Anders Baasmo Christiansen ... H.K.H. Kronprins Olav
Karl Markovics ... Curt Bräuer
Tuva Novotny ... H.K.H. Kronprinsesse Märtha
Arthur Hakalahti ... Menig Fredrik Seeberg
Svein Tindberg Svein Tindberg ... Peder Anker Wedel Jarlsberg
Andreas Lust ... Oberstleutnant Hartwig Pohlman
Katharina Schüttler ... Anna Elisabeth ('Anneliese') Bräuer
Ketil Høegh Ketil Høegh ... Utenriksminister Halvdan Koht
Gerald Pettersen Gerald Pettersen ... Statsminister Johan Nygaardsvold
Jan Frostad Jan Frostad ... Stortingspresident Carl Joachim Hambro
Erik Hivju Erik Hivju ... Oberst Birger Eriksen
Espen Sandvik Espen Sandvik ... Kaptein Magnus P. Sødem
Sofie Falkgård Sofie Falkgård ... Prinsesse Ragnhild
Ingrid Ross Raftemo Ingrid Ross Raftemo ... Prinsesse Astrid
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April 1940. Norway has been invaded by Germany and King Haakon VII, the royal family and government have fled into the interior of the country. The German envoy to Norway, Curt Brauer, tries to negotiate a peace. Ultimately, the decision on Norway's future will rest with the King. Written by grantss

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Norway, 1940. Germany has invaded. See more »


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Wilhelm Scream: When Seeberg shoots the German soldier at Midtskogen. See more »

Goofs

When the PM calls the King on the night of the invasion the Chamberlain puts the King's uniform on a clothes stand. However in an earlier scene the King is shown in his pyjamas resting his hand on the uniform already hanging on the stand. See more »

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Song of the Universal
Written by Ola Gjeilo and Walt Whitman
Performed by Nidarosdomens Jentekor & Trondheimsolistene
Piano: Ola Gjeilo
Conductor: Anita Brevik
Recording producer and balance engineer: Morten Lindberg
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Great direction, screen writing and acting
4 November 2017 | by Morten_5See all my reviews

With fine screen writing and heartfelt direction, Norwegian war drama "The King's Choice" (2016) is truly engaging and very well made.

The fifth feature film by director Erik Poppe and the fourth on which he co-operates with screenwriter Harald Rosenløw-Eeg (here assisted by screenwriter Jan Trygve Røyneland), "The King's Choice" boasts a grand performance by Danish actor Jesper Christensen and a beautiful score by Swedish Johan Söderqvist (one of the most important film composers in Scandinavia today).


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Norway | Sweden | Denmark | Ireland

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Norwegian | German | Danish | Swedish | English

Release Date:

22 August 2017 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,850, 24 September 2017

Gross USA:

$113,231

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,017,316
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