The first trailer has been uploaded for Nils Gaup’s epic historical action movie The Last King (Birkebeinerne), based on actual events from the 1200s. It is to be released in Norwegian cinemas on February 12th 2016.
In the year 1206 Norway was engulfed by Civil War. The King’s illegitimate infant son, Håkon Håkonsson, which half the kingdom wanted to kill, was being secretly guarded by just two Birkebeins.
The guards escorted Håkon to safety from Lillehammer to Østerdalen to Trondheim, a long and perilous journey through treacherous mountains and forests. This is a story that changed the course of Norway’s history forever..
Kristofer Hivju and Jakob Oftebro play the Birkebeins who escorted and defended Håkon Håkonsson. “These men went through fire and water to save Norway’s future,” says Oftebro.