TrustNordisk sells ‘The Last King’ worldwide

The Last King

Press release: 

The upcoming Norwegian adventure film THE LAST KING tempts buyers from all over the world.

After a promo-screening at the Marché du Film in Cannes, buyers have been lining up to acquire the epic Scandinavian film from TrustNordisk.

TrustNordisk has now sold THE LAST KING to Italy (Minerva Pictures Group), Czech Republic (Film Europe Media Company) Middle East (Gulf Film), India (Pictureworks) and Estonia (Estinfilm).

Previously announced deals include sales to Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

We are happy that international distributors have embraced this large scale Norwegian film. THE LAST KING combines a strong storyline based on true events with great acting and high production value and gives the audience the best of Scandinavian filmmaking. We look forward to seeing its huge international potential unfold in 2016”, says Rikke Ennis, CEO at TrustNordisk.

Directed by Nils Gaup (PATHFINDER, 1987 and THE KAUTOKEINO REBELLION, 2008) and starring Jakob Oftebro (KON-TIKI, 2012; WHEN ANIMALS DREAM, 2014 and THE SHAMER’S DAUGHTER, 2015), Kristofer Hivju (IN ORDER OF DISAPPEARANCE, 2014 and GAME OF THRONES, 2013-2014), Thorbjørn Harr (VIKINGS, 2013-2014) and Pål Sverre Hagen (KON-TIKI, 2012 and RAGNAROK, 2013), THE LAST KING presents a tale set in the Middle Ages about two Norwegian warriors who escape across the mountains in order to bring the last remaining heir to the throne to safety.

THE LAST KING is produced by Stein B. Kvae and Finn Gjerdrum for Paradox Film 3 AS, co-produced by Nordisk Film, Newgrange Pictures Ltd and Proton Cinema+Theatre with support from Norwegian Film Institute, Irish Film Board and Eurimages. Developed in collaboration with The Media Programme and Film3.

Domestic release is currently set for early 2016.

TrustNordisk handles international sales.

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Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.