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The Last King (2016)

Birkebeinerne (original title)
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In the year 1206 Norway is raged by civil war. The King's illegitimate infant son, Håkon Håkonsson, which half the kingdom wants killed off, is guarded in secrecy by two men. A story which changed the course of the country's history.

Director:

Nils Gaup

Writer:

Ravn Lanesskog
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jakob Oftebro ... Skjervald
Kristofer Hivju ... Torstein
Torkel Dommersnes Soldal Torkel Dommersnes Soldal ... Egil (as Torkel D. Soldal)
Ane Ulimoen Øverli ... Inga
Nikolaj Lie Kaas ... Orm
Pål Sverre Hagen ... Gisle
Åsmund Brede Eike ... Stale (as Åsmund-Brede Eike)
Thorbjørn Harr ... Inge
Thea Sofie Loch Næss ... Kristin
Jeppe Beck Laursen ... Audun
Fridtjov Såheim ... Gard
Bjørn Sundquist Bjørn Sundquist ... Chancellor
Jonathan Oskar Dahlgren Jonathan Oskar Dahlgren ... Baby Håkon Håkonson
Ravn Lanesskog Ravn Lanesskog ... Lodin
Benjamin Helstad ... King Håkon
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Storyline

In the year 1206 Norway is raged by civil war. The King's illegitimate infant son, Håkon Håkonsson, which half the kingdom wants killed off, is guarded in secrecy by two men. A story which changed the course of the country's history.

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A story of legendary bravery

Genres:

Action | Drama | History | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Norway | Denmark | Sweden | Ireland | Hungary

Language:

Norwegian

Release Date:

17 June 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Last King See more »

Filming Locations:

Lillehammer, Norway See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

NOK45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,599, 19 June 2016

Gross USA:

$8,905

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,705,618
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Three languages are spoken in the film. The Birkebeiner speak Norwegian, the Baglers speak Danish, and Queen Margrete speaks Swedish. See more »

Goofs

In the film, Håkon Håkonsson appears while his father is still alive. In real life, he was not born until 2 or 3 months after his father, King Håkon Sverresson, died. See more »

Quotes

Skjervald: No, wait, wait! The King's son is in Borg.
Stale: He was in Borg. You and Torstein took him away. I saw you there. Just tell us where the boy is, and he will let Ylva and your son live. The King is dead, Skjervald. Tell where the boy is.
Skjervald: Okay, I will show you the way. I will come with you.
Orm: Which direction?
Skjervald: To the north.
Orm: Where?
Skjervald: Where the Lågen flows into Lake Mjøsa.
Stale: I know where it is. I can take you there.
Skjervald: Traitor!
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Crazy Credits

Quote at end of credits: "The difference between a novelist and a historian is this: that the former tells lies deliberately and for the fun of it; the historian tells lies and imagines he is telling the truth" See more »

Soundtracks

Djarfleikr mey
Composed by Gaute Storaas and performed by Bratislava Symphony Orchestra
© (p) 2016 Lydmuren
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Very Entertaining! Stays true to history, with a few minor changes
21 February 2016 | by mcmivcSee all my reviews

As I am a huge fan of my country's history, this film was right up my alley. All the historical elements of the film are excellently portrayed. A few historical facts were changed a little, but not so much that it ruins the film. The changes work. The more fictional parts of the film are also very good.

The acting is also very nice. Main actors Kristofer Hivju and Jakob Oftebro have a lot of good chemistry and work well off each other. The other actors do a good job too.

The cinematography is wonderful. Beautiful shots of the Norwegian wilderness make this a spectacular viewing experience.

All in all, this film is excellent!


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