The King's Choice

The King's Choice

The King's Choice

Jesper Christensen (Mr. White in Casino Royale) is King Haakon VII in this war drama set against the backdrop of Hitler's 1940 invasion of Norway.

"On 9 April 1940 the German army invades Norway without having declared war ... Confusion and chaos soon spread. With Hitler's blessing, fascist leader Quisling stands poised to become Norway's Minister-President. But the Norwegian royal family refuses to bend to the will of the Germans. King Haakon VII, who has left Oslo for the village of Nybergsund with his family, his government and countless politicians, proves to be a bastion of calm: should the Norwegian parliament decide to capitulate and bow to the demands from Berlin he will, he declares, abdicate without hesitation. Hitler answers this moral gauntlet with bomb attacks; the Norwegians however interpret the King's words as an appeal to resist." (Berlin International Film Festival)

2016133 minsNorwayNorwegian, German, Danish and Swedish with English subtitles
DramaTrue Story & BiographyWarHistoricalWorld Cinema

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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

“The King’s Choice” is a talky movie with a spark of propulsion to it.

Urban Cinefile

Urban Cinefile

press

Erik Poppe's beautifully calibrated historical drama is immersive and impressive, both for its authenticity and its story telling power.

Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

The film’s main asset is its disarming portrait of a king with a rare common touch.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Handsomely mounted and well acted, the film breaks no new ground but remains engrossing.

FilmInk

FilmInk

press

...absolutely and emphatically not just another movie about World War II.

Variety

Variety

press

“The King’s Choice” is a talky movie with a spark of propulsion to it.

Urban Cinefile

Urban Cinefile

press

Erik Poppe's beautifully calibrated historical drama is immersive and impressive, both for its authenticity and its story telling power.

Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

The film’s main asset is its disarming portrait of a king with a rare common touch.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Handsomely mounted and well acted, the film breaks no new ground but remains engrossing.

FilmInk

FilmInk

press

...absolutely and emphatically not just another movie about World War II.

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