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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.

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Erik Poppe

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Alf R. Jacobsen (inspired by a book written by), Harald Rosenløw-Eeg | 1 more credit »
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Cast

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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Storyline

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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Country:

Norway | Sweden | Denmark | Ireland

Language:

Norwegian | German | Danish | Swedish | English

Release Date:

22 August 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tre døgn i april 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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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Official submission of Norway for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 89th Academy Awards in 2017. See more »

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In the final scene we see king Haakon VII in a navy uniform. The curls on his rank insignia curl the wrong/ opposite way. See more »

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Bel ami
Music by Theo Mackeben
Lyrics by Hans Fritz Beckmann
Performed by Jens Book-Jenssen
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Everything for Norway
1 July 2017 | by olastensson13See all my reviews

It's about the most dramatic days in Norway 20th century history. 8-11 April 1940, the time of the German attack. Norwegian military is unprepared. The king, the government and the parliament leave Oslo.

The Germans want to negotiate after occupying main Norwegian cities. They turn directly to the king, trying to make it his decision to avoid more bloodshed. That's his decision. And there is an answer.

Jesper Christensen is tremendous as king Haakon, making the moral dilemma more complicated than it's described in the script. Much is really filmed theatre here, but you tend to forget it, when Christensen is on the screen. Which he is very much.


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