ACADEMY AWARD® NOMINATED DIRECTOR NILS GAUP PRESENTS
THE INCREDIBLE TRUE STORY OF THE BRAVE MEN WHO FOUGHT TO SAVE NORWAY’S RULER IN
THE LAST KING
Featuring Jakob Oftebro and Kristofer Hivju, The Last King
Will Be Available On Blu-ray™, DVD, And Digital HD On October 4
From Magnolia Home Entertainment Under The Magnet Label
“An epic adventure."
- Hollywood Spy
“A breathless, snowbound adventure”
- The Seattle Times
“A satisfying ride of a film.”
LOS ANGELES – Embark on an arduous journey through the snow-covered Norwegian mountains with Academy Award® nominated director Nils Gaup’s (Pathfinder) “epic action-adventure” (The Hollywood Reporter), THE LAST KING, arriving on Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital HD on October 4 from Magnolia Home Entertainment under the Magnet Label. Starring Jakob Oftebro (The Snowman) and Kristofer Hivju (“Game of Thrones”) and, THE LAST KING brings viewers not only an action-packed drama but also depicts a story of love, sacrifice, honor and revenge.
Based on true events, a battle for the throne between the Norwegian King Håkon and the Church’s Bishopmen has left the country in the middle of a decades long civil war. Following an assassination attempt by those closest to him, the King reveals on his deathbed that he has a newborn son born in secret. To shield their newborn King from those looking to end the family bloodline, two Birch Leg fighters, Torstein (Hivju) and Skjervald (Oftebro), make the arduous journey across the snow-covered terrain to return him safely to the kingdom.
Special features of THE LAST KING include an interview with actor Kristofer Hivju and a music video with scenes from the epic-action movie, Bifröst.Available on October 4 on Blu-ray and DVD, THE LAST KING will retail for $29.98 and $26.98, respectively.
Based on true events, THE LAST KING is set in civil war-ravaged Norway. Aided by rebel group the Birch Legs, the Norwegian King fights for survival against the Church’s Bishopsmen, who seek to supplant the throne. On his deathbed after falling ill, the King soon welcomes a son, born in secrecy, as half the Kingdom wants him dead. Tasked with guarding the only remaining heir to the throne, two Birch Legs warriors, Skjervald (Oftebro) and Torstein (Hivju), escape with the infant and must traverse treacherous landscapes to protect their future King.
- Interview With Actor Kristofer Hivju
- The Last King Music Video: Bifröst
- Theatrical Trailer