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Kongens nei (2016)

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On the 9th of April 1940, the German war machine arrive in the city of Oslo. The Norwegian King faces a choice that will change his country forever.

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H.K.H. Kronprinsesse Märtha
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Anna Elisabeth ('Anneliese') Bräuer
Erik Hivju ...
Oberst Birger Eriksen
Svein Tindberg ...
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Menig Fredrik Seeberg
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Frl. Diana Müller
Ketil Høegh ...
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Oberstleutnant Hartwig Pohlman
Gerald Pettersen ...
Statsminister Johan Nygaardsvold
Jan Frostad ...
Stortingspresident Carl Joachim Hambro
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Sersjant Brynjar Hammer
Hans Jacob Sand ...
Forsvarsminister Birger Ljungberg
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On the 9th of April 1940, the German war machine arrive in the city of Oslo. The Norwegian King faces a choice that will change his country forever.

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22 August 2017 (USA)  »

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Tre døgn i april  »

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Official submission of Norway for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 89th Academy Awards in 2017. See more »

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In the final scene we see king Haakon VII in a navy uniform. The curls on his rank insignia curl the wrong/ opposite way. See more »

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Everything for Norway
1 July 2017 | by (Stockholm, Sweden) – See all my reviews

It's about the most dramatic days in Norway 20th century history. 8-11 April 1940, the time of the German attack. Norwegian military is unprepared. The king, the government and the parliament leave Oslo.

The Germans want to negotiate after occupying main Norwegian cities. They turn directly to the king, trying to make it his decision to avoid more bloodshed. That's his decision. And there is an answer.

Jesper Christensen is tremendous as king Haakon, making the moral dilemma more complicated than it's described in the script. Much is really filmed theatre here, but you tend to forget it, when Christensen is on the screen. Which he is very much.


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