Who would have thought the origins of skiing would be so awesome? I have to say the narrator makes this movie seem a tad cheesy but it has swords so it can’t be too bad. It also stars Kristofer Hivju who is Tormund Giantsbane on ‘Game of Thrones’ so that’s awesome too.
‘The Last King’ is based on a true story that takes place in 1206. The story centers on two men who are charged with secretly protecting the King’s illegitimate infant son, Håkon Håkonsson. Håkonsso later becomes King Haakon and eventually ends the civil war that raged across Norway.
Sure beats those ski movies from the 80’s.
Here’s the synopsis and trailer…
Norway is ravaged by civil war, and The King’s illegitimate son is guarded in deep secret. A boy half the kingdom is out to kill, and whom two men have to protect with their own lives. The Last King is the story of the escape that changed the history of Norway forever.
The movie also stars Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Jakob Oftebro, and Thorbjørn Harr. ‘The Last King’ is directed by Nils Gaup.
Magnolia Pictures will release ‘The Last King’ in US theaters and VOD starting June 17th.