The Last King (2016)

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The Last King (Norwegian: Birkebeinerne) is a 2015 Norwegian historical drama, directed by Nils Gaup.
Budget: Ø 45,000,000 (estimated)
Box office: $ 8,550
Plot: The film centers on the efforts of the Birkebeiner loyalists to protect the infant, Haakon Haakonsson, who was an heir to the Norwegian throne after the death of his father, King Haakon Sverresson. The film is set during the civil war era in Norway during the 13th-century.[1] [2][3] A story inspired by true events. Norway 1204, Birkebeiners and king Haakon Sverresson possess the throne in Nidaros. They are threaten by Baglers, that has taken power in Eastern Norway, with the help from Denmark among the refugees is the king's son and heir, Haakon Haakonsson, who is fostered in secret by Inga of Varteig. In 1206, the king's illegitimate infant son, Håkon Håkonsson, which half the kingdom wants killed off, is guarded in secrecy by two men. An event which changed the course of the country's history.
The Last KingBirkebeinerne
Directed byNils Gaup
Produced byPer Henry BorchMary CalleryMalene EhlersPeter GardeFinn GjerdrumEszter GyárfásLone KorslundStein B. KvaeJackie LarkinLesley McKimmViktória PetrányiErik PoppeJulius SolheimKaare StoremyrJudit SósHenrik Zein
Screenplay byRavn Lanesskog
StarringJakob OftebroKristofer HivjuThorbjørn HarrPål Sverre Valheim HagenAne Ulmoen Øverli
Music byGaute Storaas
CinematographyPeter Mokrosinski
Edited byChristoffer HeieTomas Täng
Productioncompanies
Newgrange PicturesNordisk Film ProductionParadox Film 3Proton Cinema (co-production)
Distributed byMagnolia PicturesNordisk FilmdistribusjonStudioCanalAt EntertainmentKoch Media
Release date
12 February 2016
Running time
93 minutes
Country Norway Denmark Sweden Ireland Hungary
LanguageNorwegian
BudgetØ 45,000,000 (estimated)
Box office$ 8,550