The King's Choice
|The King's Choice|
|Directed by||Erik Poppe|
Stein B. Kvae
Jan Trygve Røyneland
Anders Baasmo Christiansen
Rolf Kristian Larsen
|Music by||Johan Söderqvist|
|Cinematography||John Christian Rosenlund|
|Edited by||Einar Egeland|
|Distributed by||Nordisk Filmdistribusjon|
|Box office||$9.1 million|
The King's Choice (Norwegian: Kongens nei, meaning "The King's No" ) is a 2016 biographical war film directed by Erik Poppe. It is a co-production between Norway and Ireland, and was selected as the Norwegian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 89th Academy Awards. In December 2016, it made the shortlist of nine films to be considered for a nomination at the 89th Academy Awards.
The film is about King Haakon VII's decision to support continuing to fight the German invasion forces rather than acceding to German demands and surrender Norway to Nazi Germany and the Norwegian collaborator Vidkun Quisling. The consequences of the government's refusal to surrender, and the king's support of that, were continued hostilities, the Norwegian royal family's dramatic escape from Norway, and the World War II involvement of Norway on the Allied side. The film is based on a true story of an unprepared royal family during the first three days of the war.
First premiere at the Royal Palace
- Jesper Christensen as King Haakon VII
- Anders Baasmo Christiansen as Crown Prince Olav
- Tuva Novotny as Crown Princess Märtha
- Katharina Schüttler as Anneliese Bräuer
- Karl Markovics as Curt Bräuer
- Juliane Köhler as Diana Müller
- Erik Hivju as Colonel Birger Eriksen
- Arthur Hakalahti as Guardsman Fredrik Seeberg
- Rolf Kristian Larsen as Sergeant Brynjar Hammer
- Svein Tindberg as Peder Anker Wedel Jarlsberg
- Gerald Pettersen as Prime Minister Johan Nygaardsvold
- Ketil Høegh as Minister of Foreign Affairs Halvdan Koht
- Andreas Lust as Oberstleutnant Hartwig Pohlman
- Jan Frostad as President of the Storting C.J. Hambro
- Hans Jacob Sand as Minister of Defence Birger Ljungberg
- Nicolay Lange-Nielsen as Major Nikolai Ramm Østgaard
- Magnus Ketil Dobbe as Prince Harald
- Sofie Falkgård as Princess Ragnhild, Mrs. Lorentzen
- Ingrid Ross Raftemo as Princess Astrid, Mrs. Ferner
- Randolf Walderhaug as Captain Bjart Ording
- Espen Sandvik as Captain Magnus P. Sødem
- Torfinn Nag as Chief of Police Kristian Welhaven
- Andree Solvik as Hauptmann Erich Walther
- Udo Schenk as Adolf Hitler (Voice)
- Jan Petter Dickman as Ivar Lykke
- List of submissions to the 89th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film
- List of Norwegian submissions for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film
- Battle of Drøbak Sound
- Battle of Midtskogen
- Elverum Authorization
- Bombardment of Nybergsund
- Timeline of the Norwegian Campaign
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