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Birkebeinerne is a movie starring Jakob Oftebro, Kristofer Hivju, and Torkel Dommersnes Soldal. In the year 1206 Norway is raged by civil war. The King's illegitimate infant son, Håkon Håkonsson, which half the kingdom wants killed...

Other Titles
The Last King - Schlacht der Könige, The Last King - Der Erbe des Königs, El último rey, Den siste konungen, ラスト・キング 王家の血を守りし勇者たち, Ostatni król, Den sidste konge, Az utolsó király, O Último Rei, The Last King
Running Time
1 hours 39 minutes
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Drama, War, Action, History
Nils Gaup
Ravn Lanesskog
Kristofer Hivju, Torkel Dommersnes Soldal, Jakob Oftebro, Ane Ulimoen Øverli
Denmark, Ireland, Hungary, Norway, Sweden
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

In the year 1206 Norway is raged by civil war. The King's illegitimate infant son, Håkon Håkonsson, which half the kingdom wants killed off, is guarded in secrecy by two men. A story which changed the course of the country's history.

Comments about drama «Birkebeinerne» (23)

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Juan M.

For a British film that only contains four main characters it is great to see the Germans doing the German way. Even though the movie is based on a real event the Germans have done it right. The Germans have said it was a mistake that they did not know about the real concentration camps before the war started. As far as the real content of the movie goes, you can find it in a bunch of different places. For the most part the film is about the two main characters and what they have to do. The main character is Keitel and the only other character is the doctor. There is a lot of supporting characters and they all add to the film. I liked the film very much because it focuses on the events of the real story rather than just telling the story of the first person who was there. The real events are shown in real time and it is up to you to decide if the film is accurate or not. I found it a great film because it had many different ways to tell the story.

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Jeffrey Sims

This is a film that will make you think about history. This is a film that should not be missed. It shows the basic values of Germany's First World War, and the effect that war can have on a nation. It shows how the war affected the population, and how war affected the country. It shows the destruction of a nation and its leader. It shows how a nation can be so cruel and destroy itself, especially if it is being led by a leader who is a weakling, or just another weakling.

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Patricia H.

In the context of the events leading up to the American Civil War, the film "Saving Private Ryan" is an excellent depiction of the battlefields of the First and Second World Wars. Although some historical details are left out, the film is faithful to the facts, and includes sufficient amounts of history to make it memorable. The film also includes plenty of authentic battle scenes and dramatic shots of the war. The battle scenes are well executed, and contain both tension and action. The main battle scenes are well-filmed and suspenseful. This film is well worth seeing. Although the film is historically inaccurate, the story is compelling and the characters well-developed. The cast is great. Tom Hanks is perfectly cast as Private James Ryan, who joins Company E. Tom Sizemore is superb as Private Charles Hanson, who joins Company G. Kevin Bacon, John Rhys Davies, and Michael Gambon are all excellent as the other soldiers in the company. These are not the only actors who are excellent, however. The screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan is gripping, and the directing by Steven Spielberg is top-notch. "Saving Private Ryan" is a terrific film. 8/10

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Stephen M.

This is a terrific film that is based on the great Ernest Hemingway's book The Sun Also Rises. I have read Hemingway's book several times and have always been perplexed by the fact that it was never made into a movie. It's an excellent movie that I would highly recommend to anyone who appreciates great military movies. It was even nominated for three Oscars. The actors in the film, mostly American actors, are all excellent. The beautiful German actress Sophie Marceau is one of the most beautiful actors I have ever seen, but she was only 15 when she appeared in the film. This movie is a must see for anyone who likes great movies about great battles. I give this film an 8 out of 10.

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Jennifer White

I was somewhat skeptical about seeing this movie, as the trailers had made me think it was a boring war film. After all, there are so many war films, that there is simply no need to have one to begin with. What I ended up doing is watching it, and it is indeed a war film. In fact, there are so many war films that it is rather a shame that the last war film to be released in the United States was not a war film. It was WWI, and this movie was released a couple years later. As to the question of whether or not this film is a war film, I would say that it definitely is. It is well done, in my opinion. The acting is good, the acting is good, and the cinematography is good. The script is very good, the story is well told, and the characters are well developed. I would say this movie is a war film, but in my opinion it is not a war film. It is a war film about the early years of the Great War. The movie is set during World War I. The setting is of course Germany, and the battles are set in France and Belgium. The Germans are in the early stages of the war, and the French are in the early stages of the war. I would say that this movie is an excellent war film, and it is also a great film for anyone who has not been exposed to World War I. I would say that this is a must see, and is a must see for any history fan, especially anyone who has not been exposed to World War I.

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Patrick Johnson

This film had an excellent score and was really well done. It was a beautiful thing to watch. There were many shots that I would have preferred to have a better look at but there were enough good shots to not over complicate the film. The actors were all in top form. I especially enjoyed the German soldiers who could actually act. The cast did a great job in this movie. It was also a beautiful and beautiful film. In the end I can say that this movie is a masterpiece of cinema and a masterpiece of history. It is one of those movies that is so good that it will stay with you. If you enjoy history movies you should see this film.

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Maria Alvarez

Saw this at the Toronto International Film Festival last week. The story is about a group of German officers who went to France during World War II. They were promised special treatment from the French government, and instead they were forced to help the French soldiers fight the Nazis. The story is extremely compelling and true to the events of World War II. As the story progresses the characters are shown more and more atrocities that they are forced to commit to help the French people fight the Nazis. The only problem I have with the film is that there are too many historical inaccuracies. It is difficult to believe that the French officers would have captured the Germans so easily. The Germans should have been routed like they were by the Americans and British. I have seen this movie before, and it does not feel like a retelling of the story. This film should have been told from the perspective of the Germans and the French. They are shown as more evil than the Germans. The French officers are shown as cruel and unscrupulous. They abuse the prisoners, and the French soldiers are shown as dumb and inept. The portrayal of the Germans was also uneven. I think it was too much the way they were depicted as an evil group. I also did not like the way that the Germans were portrayed as a cowardly group. This was not the case at all. In fact, the Germans were one of the most rational and intelligent groups. They had an intelligence quotient much higher than the French soldiers. I do not think this film should have been told from the Germans' perspective, but instead from the French's perspective. I would also like to point out that the Germans should have not been depicted as dumb. They were not dumb, but they were not intelligent either. This was shown in the film. I also think that the French should have had more screen time than the Germans. I did not like the fact that the Germans did not have the chance to show how they had been treated in the war. The French were shown as brave and successful soldiers. The French soldiers are shown as helpless, but brave. I do not think that this film was too well-acted. It was the Germans who were shown as the only successful soldiers. The actors were not given enough time to show the hardships that they had been through. The German soldiers were shown as having no problem with being in a French barracks, but it was clear that the French soldiers did not share their views. In a film like this, it is essential to have French soldiers in the film. The French soldiers are given a lot of screen time, but the Germans were not given enough. I think the film could have been more effective if the French soldiers had been shown more. The film would have been more believable if the French soldiers had also been given more screen time. I also thought that the movie did not show the German soldiers as being overly aggressive. I think that they were very docile, and they did not seem to be the type to attack or fight. Overall, I think that the movie was a great way to experience World War II. I highly recommend it.

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Sandra Stevens

I did not expect too much from this movie but I did not expect it to be as good as it was. It was almost perfect. I've been wanting to see it for a while now. It was long, it was boring and I was ready to leave about an hour in. But I held it in my mind for the next few days. I wanted to see it again so I can see it again. The reason I went to see it again was because of Anne Hathaway. She is a very strong actress and in this movie she was amazing. I was not expecting that. I was a little confused at first but once I got over that I realized that it was a good movie and she did a great job. I would recommend this movie to anybody who likes history or love historical movies. It's a good movie and I was surprised at how good it was.

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Julia F.

A good way to spend an afternoon. Nothing too deep, but I liked the setting, the atmosphere. I'm not much of a fan of historical movies, but I think that this one is one of the best I've ever seen. It makes me think about the First World War, about the people who were involved, and about what can happen in a war. A good movie to watch.

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Dennis R.

It's a shame that this film is so difficult to find. I recently saw it on video in a double feature with another Schindler film, but had to get it from a local library in Germany. I found it to be a very touching film, and an excellent interpretation of the story. The scenes are beautifully shot, the music is great, and the acting is flawless. The character of Oskar Schindler is done to perfection, as he is a complex character who is more than just a manager and a Nazi. The background music in the scenes when Oskar is trying to find Schindler, and the scenes in which Oskar gets to know the SS and Schindler, are very well done. The acting is done to perfection by a cast of some of the best known actors in Germany, most of whom have recently won Oscars. It's a shame that I have to give this film such a low score, but I am thankful to have found it.

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Pamela R.

All I have to say is that the film's very premise is quite original and interesting, but that in the end it falls flat. A big battle scene in the middle of nowhere and all of a sudden the film takes a U-turn and the movie changes direction to be a romance story. The problem with this kind of Hollywood "epic" is that a love story has to be true and be dramatic to work in the movie, otherwise it's just dull. This movie falls in the "romance" category. The best thing about this film is probably the cinematography and the scenery, but the acting is not very good. I think that the biggest mistake of the movie is its insistence on melodrama and not being more real. The war scenes are also kind of boring and predictable. The film is also made in such a way that it seems like it has been made by an English film student and not a professional director. The only good thing in this film is the cinematography. The scenery and the special effects are impressive and the battle scenes are well shot. I think that if you like historical war movies, I would recommend this movie. If you like war movies, I would not recommend this film. But if you like melodrama and romance, I would recommend this film.

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Nicole Smith

I am not sure why the reviewers here find this movie bad. It is simply not what you would call a "thriller". It is a story about people struggling against an impossible situation. The characters are complex, the action is exciting, and the message is always moving. This is not the "Paint By Numbers" of war movies. This is the "Black Hawk Down" of war movies. I would recommend this movie to anyone. It is an interesting and profound study of what it takes to fight for your country. It is not perfect, but it is well worth watching.

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Brian Morgan

We didn't find this film very good. For starters, the battle scenes in the film are just not very well done. We saw the soldiers walking around in the mud, sometimes wearing only their underwear and they're not seen in the water. It was also very hard to make out who is shooting who. So we saw the whole battle from the first scene until the end and we saw it from the perspective of the soldiers and not from the perspective of the Germans. We also didn't see the various groups of soldiers, not all of whom were fighting. So there was no sense of the invasion, which is one of the things that makes the movie a little hard to watch. All in all, the film was good but could have been better.

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Margaret Russell

I was expecting this movie to be a b-grade action movie with a cliched storyline. I was wrong. This is the best movie of 2012. I am not saying it is an Oscar winner but it has made it to the top of the list. For a story of this magnitude, it was remarkably realistic. We really understood the characters and how they felt about their situation. And, for that reason, the film left me with a lot of empathy for the characters. The story was not rushed, and the characters were not shown to be nice and heroic but very human. They were the real soldiers. I am not saying that they were perfect. The major character was a woman who was not the heroine of the film but the one who was supposed to bring the film to a successful conclusion. The ending was a bit of a letdown. It was not as satisfying as the ending of the film that was portrayed in the book. That's what I liked about this film. The writers didn't do it to add to the film but instead to do justice to the story. And it is a great job done. The real star of this film was the battle scenes. You really felt like you were there with the soldiers. The film did a good job of showing how the war affected the soldiers, but it also showed the horrors that we can witness. The film also showed the harsh reality of the conflict and how it affected the German's morale. I think that's why the film was successful. I think that the film has a lot of potential and the filmmakers have done a great job at creating a story that is so realistic and has a great message. If you have not seen it, watch it and be prepared to understand how the war affected the people. If you have seen it, watch it again and appreciate the story and the amazing battle scenes. This is a movie that you will not forget.

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Megan Herrera

I am one of the few people to have seen the English dubbed version of this film. It is an excellent film that will never be translated to American. In fact, I have never even seen the original German version. I am interested to see the American version. The US version is now out of print. I am looking forward to seeing it on DVD. It is a terrific film that will be missed by many. It was shot in the spring and summer of 1945 in the middle of the night and the nights before. The director, director of photography and producer had to shoot in the dark because of the weather. The result was quite good and this film was even released in the fall of 1945 because of the war. This is a movie that will never be translated to America because it is not a war movie. I can only hope that the American version will be released soon. If the American version is released in the fall of 1999, then I am sure that it will be a tremendous success. The acting in this movie was excellent. The German actors in this film were also outstanding.

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I never heard of this movie before, but I had a friend who said it was a good one, so I had to see it. I was skeptical because the movie was only in German and I am not really a German movie fan, but the movie is very well made. The film takes place in the German countryside and is set in the second half of WW2. The main character is a young German boy, Max. He is in a German army and is in the 5th Panzer division. He is promoted to the rank of corporal and receives a letter saying that he will be promoted to major in the 2nd SS Panzer division. It's a dream come true for him, but he is only 20 years old. He goes with the regiment to fight on the Eastern Front. During the war, he and his unit have to be constantly under fire from the Russians. After the war, Max is caught in the Russian prison camp, but he doesn't really understand what is happening. When the Russians realize what the situation is like, Max gets promoted to major. There, he meets the girl of his dreams. Her name is Charlotte. Max also has to be constantly in battle. After the war, he joins the Fuhrer and the SS, but it is not like he is supposed to. The movie shows a side of the German people that is often forgotten. People were extremely proud of Max, but they did not realize that Max was also fighting for his country. They just wanted a lot of people to be happy. And that's what the movie was trying to do. The movie does a great job of showing the German people's pride, and it's also a great movie for anyone to watch.

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I really enjoyed this film, but it does have some problems. Firstly, the language is very dark, and the 'Finnish' accent is very difficult to understand. I thought the subtitles at times were too hard to read. However, I liked the story, it was entertaining, and I did find the action quite engaging. The characters were likable, and the setting very real, and believable. I also liked the lack of special effects in this film. I am not a huge fan of CGI, and I was not expecting a lot from this film, but it was fairly realistic. I would say the action scenes are very intense, and the film is not over the top, but the violence and gore is there, so be prepared. If you enjoy WWII films, or war movies in general, I would suggest watching this film. I rate this film 8/10.

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Adam George

The Berlin Wall falls, and that is where I was first introduced to this film. I was only 13 at the time, so I had no idea what to expect. I was captivated, and when the credits started to roll, I was blown away. After having seen the film several times, I would probably have watched it again, but it is now in my collection, and I plan on purchasing it soon. The acting is excellent, and the cast is well-selected. The whole experience is engaging and exciting. I can only imagine that it would have been a big success at the time, as there is nothing quite like it. I can't understand why this film was never released in the United States, but maybe it was too expensive to put on the big screen. I'd say give this one a try, it is well worth your time. I rate this film 8/10.

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Ronald Stewart

I have just watched the full version of this film on DVD. I did not like the theatrical version which was badly acted, poorly written and not as dramatic as the DVD version. I have read the book and thought it was amazing, it made you want to read the book and you could see how the story was woven together. The DVD version is fantastic and makes it all possible. The film has the same level of violence as the book. The one time in the movie that you do see the English actors is during the attack on the castle. This is when they are shooting at the castle, the attack is devastating and their weapons are mostly automatic weapons. The scene when they are setting the horses free and the castle is at war is really good and shows what they have achieved with this movie. The acting in the movie is really good. Overall I thought the DVD was great. The version I watched is the 2 hour version, the one in the theater was just long enough for the film to come to the viewer. The DVD version is longer and has the entire film running in its entirety. I was blown away by this DVD and I plan to buy it when it is released.

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Angela H.

After reading the previous reviews I was worried about this film. I saw it in 3D and it wasn't as good as the original. The original was an absolute classic. I was expecting this to be the same. It wasn't. I think the original is a better movie. I like the characters. The original was more about the relationships and not the fighting. This is more about the people in the story. The fight scenes are better. I loved the actors and the costumes. I was really surprised with the costume. I thought that the movie was too long. It's a bit slow in the beginning but it picks up. I was really surprised that the ending wasn't what I expected. I really liked the ending. I don't know if it was supposed to be serious or not. Overall, I enjoyed it. The costumes are really cool.

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Stephen W.

War is a bitch and a lot of times a lot of good movies about it are made. This is one of them. I saw this film at the Nederlander festival in Rotterdam. I heard there was going to be a Danish version. It was a great success with audience and I'm very glad that the filmmakers did not make the movie with the story in English. For that reason, the movie does not belong to English speaking countries. I would recommend this movie to anyone who loves WW1 movies, World War II movies, and/or French World War II movies. It was one of the best movies of the festival and I would recommend it to everyone. It is a little bit over 2 hours but it feels so long. I was so surprised by the quality of the movie and the direction it was shot. I would like to see this movie in German with subtitles.

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Eugene Parker

I watched this movie with my 2 girls and we all enjoyed it a lot. I was very impressed by the movie. I thought it was a great movie and it had a great message about survival and honor. Also the music was amazing. All the songs are very powerful. I highly recommend this movie for everyone. I give it 8/10.

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I am not a fan of Quentin Tarantino's work, but I can appreciate the films that he has made, even if I do not enjoy them. When I saw that the screenwriter of this film was Quentin Tarantino, I figured that the film would be awesome, I knew that I would enjoy it. Well, I was right. I love the way that this film is told, and it is well-acted. I thought that it was very true to the book, and the characters that it portrays. The acting of all the actors is great, especially the two young children that the film focuses on. I think that the film could have done without the ghost of The Prince, but I suppose that is what makes the film better. If you like Quentin Tarantino's work, I think that you will enjoy this film. I would recommend it to anyone, especially to people who enjoy the movies that he has made.