|Original title:||Atlantic Crossing|
|Format:||8 x one hour, HD|
Sofia Helin (THE BRIDGE)
Kyle MacLachlan (TWIN PEAKS, DESPERATE HOUSWIVES)
Tobias Santelmann (THE LAST KINGDOM))
Harriet Sansom Harris (DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES)
Daniel Betts (ALLIED)
Lucy Russell (THE CROWN)
|Directed by:||Alexander Eik|
|Produced by:||Cinenord in co-production with Beta Film for NRK|
Atlantic CrossingBased on the true story of Norwegian Crown Princess Martha, who fights to save her country, ATLANTIC CROSSING offers a unique and never-before-seen perspective on the tragic events of World War II. Starring two-time Emmy® nominee Kyle MacLachlan (Twin Peaks) and Sofia Helin (The Bridge).
When the Nazis invade her country, the Norwegian Crown Princess Martha makes a narrow escape and seeks refuge in the United States. Soon, she develops a close relationship with President Franklin D. Roosevelt, which turns into deep affection. Martha tries hard to convince him to help save her country and Europe from the Nazis. But Roosevelt does not want to alienate his voters, who are strongly opposed to being drawn into the war. Martha realizes she must step out of her overprotected way of life and influence the public. ATLANTIC CROSSING sheds light on life behind the walls of the White House and on the unconventional marriage of Franklin and Eleonor, which had been subject to countless rumors.