Viking invasion

The King's Choice

Kongens nei

Film info

  • Country:Norveška
  • Director:Erik Poppe
  • Year:2016
  • Duration:133'
  • Actors:Jesper Christensen, Anders Baasmo Christiansen

Storyline

Based on extraordinary true events, This patriotic epic broke domestic box office records in Norway last year. Classical cinema in the best sense of the term, Eric Poppe's perfectly realized period piece looks at a seminal moment in modern Norwegian history: the three days in April 1940 during the World War II when King Haakon VII faced the momentous decision about whether or not to cooperate with the invading German army, when they war machine arrives in unprepared Oslo, offering the norwegian nation the 'protection' from the British. 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.

Official Selection Norway, 2017 Academy Awards

Erik Poppe (born 24 June 1960) is a Norwegian film director, screenwriter and former cinematographer. He is the only director to have won the Norwegian Film Critics' Award for Best Feature three times. He started his career as a war photographer before moving on to cinematography and directing documentaries. His filmography includes Hawaii, Oslo (2005), Troubled Water (2008) and 1000 Times Good Night (2013).

Screening schedule

  • 25.08.2017.

    Danubian sand island

    14:30h
  • 25.08.2017.

    Urania cinema, Osijek

    20:00h

Tickets for screenings at Cinestar Vukovar, Danubian Sand Island, Borovo Cinema, Valpovo culture center, Centar znanja Vinkovci, Vucedol museum are free. For screenings at locations - Terrace of Agency for Waterways and Castle Eltz Park admission is 15 HRK. Tickets.

Festival hosts
  • Discovery
  • Grad Vukovar
  • Hrvatski dom Vukovar
Srebrni sponzor
  • Pevec
Partners
  • Grad Zagreb
  • Hrvatska turistička zajednica
  • Hrvatski audiovizualni centar
  • Ministarstvo kulture
  • Vukovarsko-srijemska županija
  • TZ Vukovar
Sponsors
  • American Express
  • AutoWill
  • Badel Pelinkovac
  • Borovo
  • Elatus
  • Filmofeel
  • Hrvatska banka za obnovu i razvitak
  • Iločki podrumi
  • Startas
  • Alatir
  • PPD
  • Bobi

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