Starring August Diehl, Valerie Pachner, Michael Nyqvist, Matthias Schoenaerts, Jürgen Prochnow, Bruno Ganz, Alexander Fehling, Ulrich Matthes, Karl Markovics and Franz Rogowski. Directed by Terrence Malick.
Starring Jesper Christensen, Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Tuva Novotny, Karl Markovics, Juliane Köhler, Rolf Kristian Larsen, Katharina Schüttler, Arthur Hakalahti, Svein Tindberg and Andreas Lust. Directed by Erik Poppe.
9 April, 1940. As the German war machine arrives in Oslo under the guise of offering the sovereign nation ‘protection’ from the British, the royal family flees the capital, not knowing if they’ll ever see each other again. The aging King Haakon VII and his fiery son the Crown Prince Olav make a dramatic escape from the city into hiding, while Crown Princess Märtha seeks refuge in Sweden with the children.
With the time for mediation between Norway’s passive government and the Nazi’s envoy fast running out, and an attempted coup by collaborator Vikund Quisling underway, King Haakon is faced with a momentous choice: should he recognise Quisling as Prime Minister to prevent bloodshed, or abdicate in the hope of inspiring civilian and military resistance, even with the loss of life that may entail?