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THE KING'S CHOICE is based on the true the story about three dramatic days in April 1940, where the King of Norway is presented with an unimaginable ultimatum from the German armed forces: surrender or die. With Nazi soldiers hunting after them, the Royal Family is forced to flee the capital. In the best interest of the family, the Crown Princess Märtha leaves Norway with the children to seek refuge in Sweden, whilst King Haakon and the Crown Prince Olav flee to a small farming area just outside Elverum and meet the Germans head on. After three days of desperately trying to evade the Germans, King Haakon makes his final decision. He refuses to capitulate, even if it may cost him, his family and many Norwegians their lives.

  • Director: Erik Poppe
  • Country: Norway
  • Genre: Biography | Drama
  • Year: 2017
  • Run Time: 02:16:00
  • imdb Score: 7.4/10 (2,668 votes)
  • Language: Norwegian | German | Danish | Swedish
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Cast: Jesper Christensen, Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Karl Markovics
"What is unusual about the film is that it is a frankly admiring portrait of a monarch. The king here is the tale’s hero, and the choice he makes regarding the Nazi invasion undergird a drama that is proudly and unequivocally patriotic."
Godfrey Cheshire - ROGEREBERT.COM

"Handsomely mounted and well acted, the film breaks no new ground but remains engrossing."
Stephen Farber - THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

"The film is handsomely mounted, traditional in its scenecraft, superbly acted, and much less ham-handed than you might expect from a historical drama about a great man’s great moment."
Alan Scherstuhl - VILLAGE VOICE

"Its intent is to show us how difficult it is to see clearly during times of crisis, how what seems as simple as black and white today was the source of uncertainty and soul-searching when it happened."
Kenneth Turan - LOS ANGELES TIMES

AWARDS

Minneapolis St. Paul Int'l Film Festival 2017
Best Director

GardenCity International Film Festival 2017
Best Director

Motion Picture Sound Editors 2017
Best Sound Editing

FESTIVALS

Palm Springs Int'l Film Festival 2017

Norwegian Int'l Film Festival 2017

Edinburgh Int'l Film Festival 2017

Portland Int'l Film Festival 2017

Seattle Int'l Film Festival 2017

Berlin Int'l Film Festival 2017

The Royal Castle Oslo 2016