The King's Choice

In April 1940, Germany invaded Norway and demanded the Norwegian government to sign the act of unconditional surrender. The government is in a panic delivers in full force to resign, and shifts the responsibility for deciding on the formal head of state — king Haakon VII.

Release Date: 2017-08-22
IMDb icon 7.1/10
  • Country: NO
  • Language: Norwegian | German | Danish | Swedish
  • Runtime: 2h:13m
Cesya Cariotta
14 February 2017 | 07:40

Amazing a very significant difference in the estimates of this film our and European audience. Sometimes this phenomenon is difficult to explain, but not only in the war. Not be exaggerating if I say that our audience on the theme looks very biased, with his "bell", considering the socio-historical memory about the event. It is not a stone in your own garden, because its bell tower is and others.

The second world just left us hundreds of times more significant mark. And if — not a big movie buff, and so let's say the man in the street, then he subconsciously compares it to the military-historical background. Often in the expense of artistry. All that the same thing could and has every right to do and Norwegian viewers, anyone.

I all about what? About that every nation has its own view on an event that affected almost everyone. Their historically developed experience. Here the Norwegians are all so see what they a month with a small kept the Germans in the second world — some event. We look and see what the Germans and especially not bother spent the day in capture all the key cities and a week was waiting for a runaway government is somehow legally sign everything they say. But when the Norwegians were torticolis, pushed a bit by the bombing. Killed several dozen people, which for Norwegians is enough to make it a historic disaster and remember one of the worst episodes in history. For us, the inhabitants of the country in which was a meat grinder is not to Yes, but rather than the scale.

Well enough history. Film me very much. When other circumstances, I would not considered, because it is a film chronology. Is the genre of the documentary. The however, there is artistry and it eliminates a purely chronological approach.

Perhaps if I looked at least some of the films about Norway during the second world war, the I would think about the picture of a different opinion, but I watched. This — first. Therefore, in I was and "documentary" interest. And, you know, it very informative. Obviously, Norwegian creators do NOT picked the most stupid option — to engage in heroism-mythologization. It is a lot of countries is saturated in culture theme. Yes, the film here rather is educational in nature. And don't need to be boring historian-archivist to sit and compare: a whether it was? Here, rather, the goal is "to understand the mood", "feel age".

I believe that the film can be judged on which was panic, and in General, how shocking was the attack. Here straight through the whole movie comes this line: "wow, we war?". Even when the radio saying that actually has and to protect the Norwegians nothing, all the same people do not believe: "well, we also a neutral country".

Characteristic a wonderful episode a few hours after the invasion (and then the invasion such as we used to take — almost the shots just went in, moved and said, "Hello"), when it all really clear, but one in to believe it is not want. The government has been escaped Oslo. And one key person of the state asks the other:

- The mobilization was announced?
Yes. We sent out letters by mail

Here these episodes and is the movie. The film, which shows how a few hours changes the lives of those who not to fight, just not used and who never thought that's even possible. And they this react. Like people not from this planet. Completely different formation.

At least at this is how at least interesting to see.

7 of 10

How long is The King's Choice ?
3h 33m
Who is the director of the movie The King's Choice ?
This tv-show was directed by Erik Poppe.
What is the genre of The King's Choice ?
The tv-show belongs to the genres of Drama, History, Biography, War, Best War Movies 2017.
Who starred in The King's Choice ?
Many famous actors starred in this tv-show, here are the names of the most famous: Jesper Christensen, Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Karl Markovics, Tuva Novotny, Katharina Schüttler.
What is The King's Choice IMDB Ranking?
At the moment, the rating is 7.1.
When was The King's Choice released?
The start date for this tv-show on USA TV is 2017-08-22.