Foreign Film Series- The King's Choice
Admission: Patrons $27 | Senior Citizens $25 | Students $25 for the whole season
Language/subtitles: All foreign language films are subtitled and subtitles are used on English language films when available.
Norway | 2016 | 133 min | Erik Poppe | Norwegian, German, Danish + Swedish languages
In April 1940, the German war machine arrived in the city of Oslo. Norwegian King Haakon VII faced
a choice that would change his country forever: sign a pact of cooperation with Hitler, or refuse the
virtually non-negotiable agreement and forego any notion of being neutral in the Britain-Germany
conflict and join the fight. Using archival footage to set the stage for the ascension of King, and
interviewing those who had experienced the German invasion, director Poppe delivers a beautifully
rendered, albeit chilling, piece of history often forgotten by those not intimately familiar with WWII
2017 Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival, winner: Audience Choice.