This movie is based on a true story that takes place in 1206 in Norway during a time when the country was ravaged by civil war. The story centers on two men who are charged with secretly protecting the King’s illegitimate infant son, Håkon Håkonsson. Apparently, half the kingdom wanted this kid killed off.
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 two men took the 2-year-old boy, in very harsh winter conditions, across the mountains in Osterdalen. There was a lot of skiing involved. Håkonsso later became King Haakon and eventually ended the civil war.
The Last King hit theaters on June 17th.