The Last King

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"A story of legendary bravery"
  • R
  • 2016
  • 1 hr 39 min
  • 6.1  (7,704)

The Last King is a 2016 Norwegian historical action film directed by Nils Gaup. The movie is set in the winter of 1206, where a civil war rages between two factions in Norway. The film tells the story of the two Birkebeiner warriors who are tasked with protecting and transporting the infant Prince Haakon Haakonsson, who is the last heir to the Norwegian throne.

The movie stars the Norwegian actors Jakob Oftebro, Kristofer Hivju, and Torkel Dommersnes Soldal. Jakob Oftebro plays the role of the leader of the Birkebeiner warriors, Skjervald, while Kristofer Hivju plays the role of the soldier and birch-bark carver, Torstein. Torkel Dommersnes Soldal plays the role of the infant prince, who is the main focus of the movie.

The film begins with an opening scene of the King of Norway, Inge, being killed by his own men, leading to a civil war. The movie then introduces the two main characters Skjervald and Torstein, who are revealed to be birkebeiner warriors loyal to the king. Meanwhile, the new king, Gisle, murders the queen and her younger son in a trap, and the infant Prince Haakon is placed in the care of two farmers.

The movie then jumps ahead to the winter of 1206, where Skjervald and Torstein are tasked with rescuing the infant prince and bringing him to safety. The two men set out into the wilderness, carrying the baby in a backpack, and must navigate the harsh winter conditions, deadly traps, and enemy soldiers in their quest to reach Trondheim and present the young prince as the rightful king of Norway.

Along the way, the two warriors face a number of obstacles and enemies, but their courage and determination to protect the prince never falter. Their journey takes them through treacherous mountains, frozen rivers, and deadly ambushes as they battle to keep the prince safe from the enemy forces.

As they press on, Skjervald and Torstein begin to form a bond with the infant prince, who they come to see as a symbol of hope for the future of Norway. The movie reaches a climax as the trio finally reaches Trondheim, where they must confront the enemy forces and rally the people behind the young prince.

Overall, The Last King is a thrilling and engaging historical action movie that showcases the courage and determination of two warriors who will stop at nothing to protect their young charge. The film is beautifully shot and expertly directed, with stunning landscapes and heart-pumping action sequences. The movie is a must-watch for fans of historical drama and action films alike.

The Last King is a 2016 action movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 39 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.1.

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    6.1  (7,704)