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Kongens nei (2016)

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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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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 | Sweden | Denmark | Ireland

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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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$112,443, 16 November 2017
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2.35 : 1
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Wilhelm Scream: When Seeberg shoots the German soldier at Midtskogen. See more »

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The real Battle of Drøbak Sound was much more involved than depicted, the other coastal defense batteries also joining in after the Oscarsborg Fortress had opened fire. See more »

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Music by Theo Mackeben
Lyrics by Hans Fritz Beckmann
Performed by Jens Book-Jenssen
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24 May 2018 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

After so many war films, heroic, impressive, moving, "Kogens nei" is the refreshing refuge. for perspective. for acting, for atmosphere, for the story who you know in a different frame. for a large public, Norway in the WW II is only a detail from blitzkrieg. that film demonstrates other version. not the great one. but one so useful for understand the war, attitudes, answers, insignificant, at the first sigh, details than the story becomes, scene by scene, more and more complex. a film about Norway. simple. precise. admirable. about a form of sacrifice who seems too small. but who change everything. a brilliant film not about the war. but about its people. impecable performances, impressive work. and the feeling to discover a special film. escaping from classic recipes. but being more useful than beautiful. so, real special.


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