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19–30 JUNE 2019
  • Director

    Erik Poppe

  • Starring

    Jesper Christiensen, Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Tuva Novotny

  • Certificate

    15

  • Run Time

    131 mins

  • Release Year

    2016

  • Country of Origin

    Norway

  • Language

    Norwegian, German

  • Director of Photography: John Christian Rosenlund

  • Editor: Einar Egeland

  • Produced by: Finn Gjerdrum, Stein B. Kvae

  • Music: Johan Söderqvist

  • Screenplay by: Jan Trygve Røyneland, Harald Rosenløw Eeg

UK PREMIERE

The King's Choice (Kongens Nei)

Part of the European Perspectives Strand

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Set over the course of three days in 1940, The King’s Choice defies WWII movie convention, shying away from excessive battles and instead focusing on the backstage events of a critical time in Norway’s history. When the Germans invade, Norwegian King Haakon VII, a ceremonial appointment, escapes Oslo. When Hitler insists that the King, and not the government, meet with the German envoy to negotiate, the future rests on his shoulders – surrender to the Nazis, or resign his country to years of assault and bloodshed.

Supported by the Norwegian Consulate General, Edinburgh.



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