Masterpiece: Atlantic Crossing DVD

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Inspired by true events, this is the untold story of the Norwegian Crown Princess becoming an influential figure in world politics during World War II, depicting the tragic events of the war from a unique and unseen perspective. Starring Sofia Helin and Kyle MacLachlan.
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Inspired by true events, this is the untold story of the Norwegian Crown Princess becoming an influential figure in world politics during World War II, depicting the tragic events of the war from a unique and unseen perspective. Starring Sofia Helin and Kyle MacLachlan.

Episode 1: The Attack
Crown Princess Martha and Crown Prince Olav fear a German invasion of Norway, but the Cabinet doesn't believe how real the danger is before it's too late. The Royal Family and Cabinet are forced to flee as the Nazis close in on them. Martha and Olav must make a heartbreaking decision to save their family.

Episode 2: The Throne
Martha is placed under enormous pressure from her Nazi-sympathizing uncle, King Gustav. He appeals to Hitler in an attempt to save the Norwegian dynasty by declaring little Harald king. When Olav flees to London, she must decide how to bring her children to safety, even though it means they may never be reunited with Olav again.

Episode 3: Crossing the Atlantic
The perilous journey across the Atlantic is dramatic. When she arrives to the USA, President Roosevelt invites Martha to stay at The White House as his guest and showers her and her children with attention. The mood changes when German bombs begin to fall over London. Martha fears for Olav's life and gets bad news.

Episode 4: Fires Spread
Olav asks Martha to influence President Roosevelt to support the allies against the Nazis. But the President has promised his people to keep the country out of the war. When Martha criticizes him, it takes a toll on their friendship. But then she finds a way for him to keep his election promises, while also helping Norway and the allies.

Episode 5: Empty Promises
When the military aid the USA had promised Norway hasn't materialized, Martha steps out into the public limelight to appeal to the American people for help. Just as she starts to see results, an unexpected source interferes. It is obvious that the President's feelings for her are deeper than friendship.

Episode 6: The Giant Awakens
The Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor, and the downcast President turns to Martha for comfort. Olav confronts Martha about the rumors of an affair between her and the President, but when an unexpected threat arises, she and the children need the President's protection.

Episode 7: The Gift
Olav accuses Martha of placing the children in grave danger, without her achieving anything for Norway. He gives her a clear ultimatum. Martha is put on the spot when President Roosevelt announces that he will present her—and Norway—a substantial gift and asks that she tells him what she feels for him.

Episode 8: A Queen Returns
Martha suffers a great loss and must decide if she will remain in the USA or return home to Norway with the children after the war. But before she can start a new life, there is one final battle Martha must face—maybe the greatest battle of her life.

Producer: Moa Westeson, Silje Hopland Eik
Executive Producer: Tone Ronning, Justus Riesenkampff, Friedemann Goez, Anni Faurbye Fernandez, Sofia Helin, James Cabourne, Alexander Eik, Susanne Simpson, Sofie Wanting Hassing
Production Company: Cine Nord
Copyright Year: 2020
Rating: TV-14
Director: Alexander Eik, Janic Heen
Actors: Sofia Helin, Kyle MacLachlan, Tobias Santelmann, Soren Pilmark, Anneke Von Der Lippe, Lasse Kolsrud, Harriet Sansom Harris, Lucy Russell, Suzanne Bertish, Daniel Betts
Writers: Alexander Eik, Linda May Kallestein
Number of Discs: 3
Length: 470 minutes
Subtitle Languages: English (SDH)
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen

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Brenda
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5.0 star rating
08/08/22
Atlantic Crossing
Review by Brenda on 08/08/22 review stating Atlantic Crossing
I am in love with this show! It is fascinating to me to see a unique perspective on Marta and her influence on WWII. I am Norwegian and this is a way for me to learn more about the impact the war had on my family in Norway!! The show has captivated me in such a way that I cannot fully explain. I have ordered the series. Then I can watch this over and over! Thank you to PBS and the this wonderful Masterpiece that you have created. Absolutely, Kobe of a kind!!!
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maryhelen m.
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5.0 star rating
07/27/22
Alantic Crossing
Review by maryhelen m. on 07/27/22 review stating Alantic Crossing
this is a great series.If this does not get awards for best acting,best costume,best directing and anything eles awards are given then something is very wrong. once you start watching you cant stop.the acting is that good.i have pbs passport and i am watching it for the 20th time and will watch it again.
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Reginald
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5.0 star rating
07/27/22
I pre-ordered Atlantic Crossing from PBS in anticipation and still watched it on television...and I was not disappointed. Great work!
Review by Reginald on 07/27/22 review stating I pre-ordered Atlantic Crossing from PBS in anticipation and still watched it on television...and I was not disappointed. Great work!
PBS is my favorite network. Masterpiece is so very entertaining and Ken Burns (and Lynn Novick) are preserving our history, like no one else. I have bought almost everything, except Jazz that Burns/Novick have produced. Thank you PBS (and UNC-TV).
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Joyce
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5.0 star rating
07/24/22
Atlantic Crossing
Review by Joyce on 07/24/22 review stating Atlantic Crossing
We saw the first 1-hour part of this MasterPiece series. It was excellent. Acting is excellent, and there is high drama, wartime, political, and personal. I highly recommend. (Especially interesting for Norwegian Americans, who might not know the critical role of Norwegians in WWII.)
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Janet
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4.0 star rating
07/24/22
Atlantic Crossing
Review by Janet on 07/24/22 review stating Atlantic Crossing
I understand it isn't a documentary, i LOVED this, as a Swedish-Amer! Recommend!


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