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19–30 JUNE 2019
  • Director

    Erik Poppe

  • Starring

    Jesper Christiensen, Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Tuva Novotny

  • Certificate


  • Run Time

    131 mins

  • Release Year


  • Country of Origin


  • 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


The King's Choice (Kongens Nei)

Part of the European Perspectives Strand


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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