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The King's Choice

Kongens nei

ERIK POPPE
Norway, 2016
133 minutes, Color
Official website

Shortlisted for this year's Oscars® for Best Foreign Language Film, Eric Poppe's perfectly realized World War II drama looks at a seminal moment in modern Norwegian history: the days in 1940 when King Haakon VII (Jesper Christensen, perhaps best known to North American audiences for playing the shadowy Mr. White in three recent Bond films) faced the momentous decision about whether to cooperate with the invading German army. Threatening to abdicate if the government chose cooperation, he advocated all-out resistance, placing himself and his family in great danger and guaranteeing his place in the annals of Norwegian history. Poppe's impressive historical epic is part chamber piece and part battle painting. It is also an anthem to those who exhibit dignity and courage in the face of oppressive political circumstances. In this expertly crafted film, Poppe captures a story for the ages with clarity and impressive attention to detail.—Various sources

In Norwegian with English subtitles

The King's Choice

Kongens nei

ERIK POPPE
Norway, 2016
133 minutes, Color
Official website

Shortlisted for this year's Oscars® for Best Foreign Language Film, Eric Poppe's perfectly realized World War II drama looks at a seminal moment in modern Norwegian history: the days in 1940 when King Haakon VII (Jesper Christensen, perhaps best known to North American audiences for playing the shadowy Mr. White in three recent Bond films) faced the momentous decision about whether to cooperate with the invading German army. Threatening to abdicate if the government chose cooperation, he advocated all-out resistance, placing himself and his family in great danger and guaranteeing his place in the annals of Norwegian history. Poppe's impressive historical epic is part chamber piece and part battle painting. It is also an anthem to those who exhibit dignity and courage in the face of oppressive political circumstances. In this expertly crafted film, Poppe captures a story for the ages with clarity and impressive attention to detail.—Various sources

In Norwegian with English subtitles


Monday, April 24
6:30 PM
- $14.00 at the theater
Saturday, April 29
9:00 PM
- $14.00 at the theater

Trailers may not have subtitles but all of our foreign language films do.
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