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The Last King (2016)

Birkebeinerne (original title)
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In the year 1206 Norway is raged by civil war. The King's illegitimate infant son, Håkon Håkonsson, which half the kingdom wants killed off, is guarded in secrecy by two men. A story which changed the course of the country's history.

Director:

Nils Gaup

Writer:

Ravn Lanesskog
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jakob Oftebro ... Skjervald
Kristofer Hivju ... Torstein
Torkel Dommersnes Soldal Torkel Dommersnes Soldal ... Egil (as Torkel D. Soldal)
Ane Ulimoen Øverli ... Inga
Nikolaj Lie Kaas ... Orm
Pål Sverre Hagen ... Gisle
Åsmund Brede Eike ... Stale (as Åsmund-Brede Eike)
Thorbjørn Harr ... Inge
Thea Sofie Loch Næss ... Kristin
Jeppe Beck Laursen ... Audun
Fridtjov Såheim ... Gard
Bjørn Sundquist Bjørn Sundquist ... Chancellor
Jonathan Oskar Dahlgren Jonathan Oskar Dahlgren ... Baby Håkon Håkonson
Ravn Lanesskog Ravn Lanesskog ... Lodin
Benjamin Helstad ... King Håkon
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Storyline

In the year 1206 Norway is raged by civil war. The King's illegitimate infant son, Håkon Håkonsson, which half the kingdom wants killed off, is guarded in secrecy by two men. A story which changed the course of the country's history.

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A story of legendary bravery

Genres:

Action | Drama | History | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Norway | Denmark | Sweden | Ireland | Hungary

Language:

Norwegian

Release Date:

17 June 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Last King See more »

Filming Locations:

Lillehammer, Norway See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

NOK45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,599, 19 June 2016

Gross USA:

$8,905

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,705,618
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

One of the publicity stills from the movie, which is shown on the back of the disc case and in the disc menu, is a recreation of the famous painting "Birkebeinerne på Ski over Fjeldet med Kongsbarnet" by Knud Bergslien. This painting is now housed in the Holmenkollen Ski Museum in Oslo, and shows the two rescuers on skis; one is holding an axe in one hand and cradling the infant in the other arm, and the other rescuer is holding a spear with both hands. See more »

Goofs

After Gisla and Inga went to bed, Inga sneaks out to release Inge from the dungeon. When Gisla runs after her and stops her, he is (albeit in a hurry, and just out of bed) fully and properly dressed. See more »

Quotes

King Håkon: I want to thank you, Margrete. You stood loyally at my father's side, for as long as he lived. I have seen your sorry since Father died, and I know that you miss him as much as I do. I have lost everyone closest to me. I have only you and Kristin. I... For all your affection, cheers.
Queen Margrete: Farewell, my son.
King Håkon: Farewell, Margrete.
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Crazy Credits

Quote at end of credits: "The difference between a novelist and a historian is this: that the former tells lies deliberately and for the fun of it; the historian tells lies and imagines he is telling the truth" See more »

Soundtracks

Djarfleikr mey
Composed by Gaute Storaas and performed by Bratislava Symphony Orchestra
© (p) 2016 Lydmuren
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Heir of the Vikings
25 December 2016 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

I just recently watched an adaptation of a Jussi Adler-Olsen novel and some of the actors involved in that are in this one too. Funny to see them in such different roles in short amount of time. But it works and goes to show you that there are good actors all over the world (something that cannot be stressed enough, which is why I personally do watch as many and different movies as possible).

But I'm probably preaching to the choir here. It's obvious that you're at least showing some interest already. And if you like movies with Vikings and stories where good and bad collide and all that juicy stuff, with some nice fighting choreography as well, than look no further. You've found what you're looking for. It may seem a bit confused at times, but it does have a clear goal in the end ... and it's really well made


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