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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: 02:13:00
  • imdb Score: 7.4/10 (2,668 votes)
  • Language: Norwegian | German | Danish | Swedish
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Cast: Jesper Christensen, Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Karl Markovics
"While the plotting can be sluggish, the best quality of THE KING'S CHOICE is how it reveals the sudden, dislocating impact of war."
Craig Mathieson - THE SUNDAY AGE

"Erik Poppe's beautifully calibrated historical drama is immersive and impressive, both for its authenticity and its story telling power."
Andrew L. Urban - URBAN CINEFILE

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