The King’s Choice at Somerville

When:
March 6, 2017 7:30 pm
Where:
Somerville Auditorium, University of Western Australia
Web:
http://www.perthfestival.com.au

A tense and inspiring tale from the early years of the Second World War. It is April 1940, and Norway, a neutral nation, is unprepared for the threat of Nazi Germany’s advance across Europe. Faced with an attempted coup from collaborator Vidkun Quisling, elderly King Haakon is faced with a choice – should he recognise Quisling as Prime Minister to prevent bloodshed, or abdicate to inspire Norway’s resistance? With its vast, highly-charged battles and stealthy political games, The King’s Choice is a full-blooded epic, and a gripping account of history at a turning point.

Showing at Somerville Auditorium, UWA, from 6-12 March and Joondalup Pines, ECU, from 14-19 March. Film commences at 7:30pm but we recommend getting there early to nab a good seat and enjoy a picnic under the pines.