By Erik POPE

BETA CINEMA - as SALES All rights, World

Drama - Completed 2016

Erik Poppe's commanding take on the true events that turned a brave man into the people's king. NORWAY’S OFFICIAL OSCAR ENTRY 2017!

& Awards

Ventana Sur 2016
European Cinema
Berlinale - Berlin IFF 2017
    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • NORWAY
    • Languages
    • Duration
    • 130 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Erik POPE
    • EIDR
    • 10.5240/1051-97C1-6305-656C-E805-L
    • Producer(s)
    • Finn GJERDRUM (Paradox Film 1 AS), Stein b. KVAE (Paradox Film 1 AS)
    • Synopsis
    • THE KING'S CHOICE is based on the true the story about the three dramatic days in April of 1940, when the King of Norway is presented with the monstrous ultimatum from the Germans: surrender or die.
      With German Air Force and soldiers hunting them down, the royal family is forced to flee from the capital. They decide to go separate ways, not knowing if they'll ever see each other again. While Crown Princess Märtha leaves Norway with the children to seek refuge in Sweden, King Haakon and Crown Prince Olav stay on to fight the Germans.
      After three days of desperately trying to evade the Germans, King Haakon makes his final decision, one that may cost him, his family and many Norwegians their lives.