Summary: Set during the three days in 1940 when the forces of Nazi Germany overran and subjugated previously neutral Norway, “The King's Choice” is hardly unusual in bringing to light a previously little-known story of World War II. What is unusual about the film is that it is a frankly admiring portrait of a monarch.
Today, King Haakon VII is regarded by many as one of the greatest Norwegian leaders of the pre-war period, managing to hold his young and fragile country together in unstable political conditions. He was ranked highly in the Norwegian of the Century poll in 2005.
Just saw the updated movie on DVD...didn't like it. Unnecessarily gory violence directed at children, the language, the sexual talk - all it too graphic and much too typical of the diminished quality of films these days.