CPHFF INVEST IN FILM ABOUT KING HAAKON THE 7TH13 Apr 2015, Posted by Uncategorized @en in
This 75 years ago German troops occupied Norway. The Norwegian King Haakon the 7th had to flee from Oslo with the German troops on his back, and for the first time in his 35 year reign he was forced to show his true colors. The Germans demanded that he gave up his country if he wanted to avoid killing of Norwegian citizens, his son crown prince Olav joined the army and the politician Vidkun Quisling made a coup d’état and seized control of the government. During the course of the next three days the king had to transform from monarch to a king of the people and make decisions, that would change his country forever.
Copenhagen Film Fund has invested 3,5 million kroner which has lead to the shooting being relocated from Budapest to Filmstationen in Furesø. Also, Jesper Christensen is playing king Haakon the 7th.
The film is directed by Erik Poppe, who was the man behind “A Thousand Times Good Night” starring Nikolaj Coster-Waldau.
“Three Days in April” is set to premiere in the Fall of 2016.