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    The King’s Choice

    Directed by Erik Poppe
    Norway | 133 minutes | U.S. Premiere | Awards Buzz-Best Foreign Language Film

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    The King’s Choice

    Directed by Erik Poppe
    Norway | 133 minutes | U.S. Premiere | Awards Buzz-Best Foreign Language Film

Classical cinema in the best sense of the phrase, Eric Poppe’s (1,000 Times Good Night) perfectly realized World War II drama chronicles the tense days before and after the Norwegian monarch King Haakon VII (Jesper Christiansen) made the decision to resist the invading German army.

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film synopsis

Classical cinema in the best sense of the phrase, Eric Poppe's perfectly realized period piece looks at a seminal moment in modern Norwegian history: the days in 1940 when King Haakon VII (Jesper Christensen, perhaps best known to North American audiences for playing the shadowy Mr. White in three recent Bond films) faced the momentous decision about whether or not to cooperate with the invading German army. Threatening to abdicate if the government chose cooperation, he advocated all-out resistance, placing himself and his family in great danger, and guaranteeing his place in the annals of Norwegian history.

Poppe, a regular fixture at the Palm Springs Film Festival and the only director to have won the Norwegian Film Critics' Award for Best Feature three times, started his career as a war photographer before moving on to cinematography, and his experience shows in the way he shoots both the action scenes and the tense, intimate moments when decisions that will affect thousands of lives are being made. He captures a story for the ages with clarity and impressive attention to detail.

film details

Original Language Title: Kongens nei
Country: Norway
Year: 2016
Running Time: 133 minutes
Premier Status: U.S. Premiere
Language: Norwegian
Subtitles: Yes
Director: Erik Poppe
Producers: Finn Gjerdrum, Stein B. Kvae
Principal Cast: Jesper Christensen, Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Tuva Novotny, Katharina Schüttler, Karl Markovics
Cinematographers: John Christian Rosenlund
Editor: Einar Egeland
Screenwriter: Harald Rosenløw-Eeg, Jan Trygve Røyneland
International Sales Company: Beta Cinema

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Erik Poppe – Director

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