Title: The King’s Choice
Directed by: Erik Poppe
Written by: Harald Rosenløw-Eeg, and Jan Trygve Røyneland
Starring: Jesper Christensen, Anders Baasmo Christiansen, and Karl Markovics
Release Date: 8/22/2017
Running Time: 133 minutes
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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.
Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No
Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No
Dedication: To our children and you young people who manage it all in a few years. Understand it, remember it and tell it further. (The dedication was in Norwegian, translation provided by Google Translate.)