Over 400 from Hedmark who are over 90 years were on Friday gathered to watch the movie “Kongens Nei.”
All from Hedmark who are over 90 years were on Friday invited to an exclusive sneak preview of the blockbuster movie “The King’s no” in Terningen Arena in Elverum.
The movie is the biggest film commitment in Norway, and follow King Haakon in the days 8 to 11 April 1940 – some of the dramatic days in Norway’s history.
On the preview, the Elverum Municipality wanted to honor those who have really felt it on the body, the meaning of King Haakon’s election in April 1940.
– The generation that stood against the war, to know that they are not forgotten. The film is an excellent opportunity to show gratitude, says director of culture from Elverum Municipality, Line M. Rustad on the municipality’s own website.
Mayor of Elverum, Erik Hanstad, says that today we too often take freedom and independence for granted.
– The generation we will honor, has not only experienced the war and years of occupation, they built our country too. They deserve something back, says Hanstad.
– I well remember the war. I was 15 years old when the war broke out, and have known terror every day, said one of those present, Synnøve Hansen (91) before the screening.
486 people attended the preview, together with, among others director Erik Poppe and actor Arthur Haka Lahti and screenwriter Jan Trygve Røyneland.
Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today