King's Choice, The

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The King's Choice
Kongens Nei
Kings choice.jpg
Movie Poster
Country NOR.jpg Norway
Directed by Erik Poppe
Release Date September 23, 2016
Language German
Main Cast
Character Actor
King Haakon VII Jesper Christensen
Crown Prince Olav Anders Baasmo Christiansen
Kurt Bräuer Karl Markovics
Brznjar Hammer Rolf Kristian Larsen
Anna Elisabeth (Anneliese) Bräuer Katharina Schüttler

The King's Choice is a 2016 Norwegian war drama directed by Erik Poppe that tells the events of the German invasion of Norway in April 1940. The king Haakon VII (Jesper Christensen) and his family are forced to escape after he refused the German ultimatum for capitulation. Meanwhile, the German diplomat Kurt Bräuer (Karl Markovics) tries to rescue the King. A race against time between mediation and warfare begins. The 2015 movie April 9th describes the events of the Danish occupation.

The following weapons were used in the film King's Choice, The:



Kongsberg 1911

Crown Prince Olav (Anders Baasmo Christiansen) is seen with a holstered Kongsberg M1914, the Norwegian copy of the Colt M1911.

Kongsberg M 1914 - .45 ACP
Promotional picture.

Luger P08

A German Feldwebel of the Fallschirmjäger holds a Luger P08.

Luger P08 - 9x19mm
He draws the Luger...
... and holds it over Seeberg.


Krag-Jørgensen Model 1894

Norwegian soldiers use Krag-Jørgensen Model 1894 rifles.

Norwegian Krag Model 1894 - 6.5x55mm SE
Fredrik Seeberg (Arthur Hakalahti) with his Krag rifle over his back.
The Krag over his back as he salutes the King's car.
Norwegian soldier aims his rifle.
Seeberg reloads his rifle by opening the loading gate.
He aims at advancing Germans.
Frode Vestli (Herbert Nordrum) yells to Seeberg that he has to retreat.

Krag-Jørgensen M1912 Carbine

A Norwegian soldier can be seen with a Krag-Jørgensen Model 1912 Carbine.

Krag-Jørgensen Model 1912 Carbine - 6.5x55mm SE
The soldier holds the carbine during the briefing.

Karabiner 98k

German Fallschirmjägers and soldiers can be seen with Karabiner 98ks.

Karabiner 98k - 7.92x57mm Mauser
A German soldier guarding the German Embassy in Oslo.
Two Fallschirmjägers holding their K98s at Seeberg and a civilian.
Another angle of the paratroopers. Note the hooded front sight in the left.

Submachine Guns


German soldiers are seen with MP40s.

MP40 submachine gun - 9x19mm
Two German soldiers in the background holding their MP40s as they reached the Embassy.
The Fallschirmjägers behind the Feldwebel holding their submachine guns.

Machine Guns

Kongsberg M/29

Norwegian soldiers fire an Kongsberg M/29 machine gun (Norwegian copy of the Colt 1917 variant).

Kongsberg M/29 - 7.92×57mm Mauser.
A Norwegian soldier awaiting the attack.
The soldier fires.
Two soldiers manning the mg.

Hand Grenades

Model 24 Stielhandgranate

A Model 24 Stielhandgranate is thrown by a Fallschirmjäger in front of Seeberg.

Model 24 Stielhandgranate "Potato Masher" High-Explosive Fragmentation Hand Grenade
The Stielhandgranate on the ground.


28 cm Krupp Coastal Gun

The Oscarsborg Fortress is armed with 28 cm Krupp Coastal Guns. The guns seen in the movie are genuine. Two of these guns, with personal names Moses and Aron, heavily contributed in sinking the Kriegsmarine heavy cruiser Blücher on April 9, 1940.

One of the three 28cm Krupp guns at Oscarsborg Fortress.
Col. Eriksen (Erik Hivju) near the gun.
The 28 cm loading by the crew.
The battery is under fire.

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