The best Norwegian Directors

A huble try of ranking the best Norwegian film directors, based upon how much I enjoyed their films, in terms of an average rating. Only directors which have had a film I scoret no less than a 6.
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Bent Hamer
Director, Factotum
 
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Erik Poppe
Director, Kongens nei
Erik Poppe (born 24 June 1960) is a Norwegian film director, screenwriter and former cinematographer. Poppe is regarded as one of Europe's most experienced and compelling directors recognized for his work with actors and impeccably well crafted multi-pronged narratives. His movies are often built around strong ensemble casts...
 
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Joachim Rønning
Growing up in the eighties in Sandefjord, a small town south of Oslo, Norway, Joachim Rønning spent his free time making short films with his dad's 30 pounds home video camera - one of the few burdens for being the first of the video generation. In 1992 he attended Stockholm Film School in Sweden - graduating in 1994...
 
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Nils Gaup
Director, Pathfinder
 
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Gunnar Vikene
Director, Vegas
 
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Petter Næss
Director, Elling
Petter Næss was born in Oslo, Norway, in 1960. Originally he worked as a writer, director and actor for the theatre, staging close to 30 productions. In 1997 he was appointed director of Oslo Nye Teater (Oslo New Theatre) and he quickly made a mark for himself promoting contemporary Norwegian plays and focusing on works for young audiences...
 
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Stefan Faldbakken
Director, Uro
Son of famous Norwegian writer Knut Faldbakken. He grew up on Ridabu, some kilometers away from Hamar. He's currently working in MotionBlur, an advertising agency started by director Harald Zwart, where he's making commercials.
 
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Pål Bang-Hansen
Pål Bang-Hansen was born in Oslo, the capital of Norway. The son of author Odd Bang-Hansen (who also worked as a film critic in the 1950s) he would from childhood be as much a part of the Norwegian film industry, as the industry would be a part of him. At the age of 12 he played the scene-stealing role of 'Sofus' in "Gategutter"...
 
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Tancred Ibsen
Director, Venner
 
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Sigve Endresen
Producer, Blind
 
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Jens Lien
Born in 1967, Jens Lien leaves his native country, Norway, for London in 1990. His initial intention was to play rock music in the British capital, but three years later, he is back in Oslo after ... graduating from the London International Film School. No more rock for Jens Lien then but if Norway has lost a musician...
 
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Aksel Hennie
Aksel Hennie is a Norwegian actor, writer and director. He has acted in a number of successful Norwegian movies, and has received several awards. Hennie grew up in Lambertseter in Oslo. In his late teens he was sentenced for tagging, and became an outcast in the community for confessing to the police...
 
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Roar Uthaug
Director, Bølgen
Roar Uthaug is a Norwegian film director. He is best known for Fritt Vilt (2006), Flukt (2012), and The Wave (2015). Uthaug was born in August 25, 1973. In 2002 he graduated from the Norwegian Film School. His director debut was Fritt Vilt in 2006. In 2018 he directed the Tomb Raider reboot starring Alicia Vikander.
 
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Liv Ullmann
Actress, Persona
Liv Ullmann's father was a Norwegian engineer who used to work abroad, so as a child she lived in Tokyo, Canada, New York and Oslo. In the mid-'50s she made her stage debut and in 1957 made her film debut. She really became successful, however, when she began to work for Swedish director Ingmar Bergman in such films as Persona...
 
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Christopher Nielsen
Animation Department, Slipp Jimmy fri
 
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Erik Løchen
Director, Jakten
Norwegian jazz musician and experimental, director, writer and editor, born May 22nd 1924, has made himself a substantial place in Norwegian film history. He came to film from Theater, and was war prisoner during WW2. Mostly known for short films, and was from 1981 to his death in 1983 artistic leader of Norsk Film. He is also grandfather of film maker Joachim Trier (on his mothers side).
 
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Tancred Ibsen
Director, Venner
 
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Rasmus Breistein
Rasmus Breistein made his mark in the annals of Norwegian cinema history in more ways than one. Most importantly he played a huge part in the period 1920-1930, that later was known as "the national breakthrough for Norwegian films." Until 1920, ironically the only dramatization of Norwegian literature was made by Swedish and Danish filmmakers...
 
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Eskil Vogt
Writer, Blind
 
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Joachim Trier
Joachim Trier is a Norwegian director and writer, born in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1974. Trier is son of Jacob Trier, which was the sound technician of Norway's most popular film ever The Pinchcliffe Grand Prix, and grandson of the important Norwegian filmmaker Erik Løchen. His mother was a short filmmaker, too, and he is related to the famous Danish director Lars von Trier.
 
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Maria Sødahl
Director, Limbo
 
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Nini Bull Robsahm
Writer, Rovdyr
Nini Bull Robsahm is a Director and screenwriter, known for Manhunt (2008), Hjelp, vi er i filmbransjen (2011) and Amnesia (2014). Born in Arendal in the south of Norway. Went to NISS in Oslo Norway. She is currently based out of Oslo Norway. In 2014 she started a indie production company with Axel Mustad (Photographer) called Canopyfilm...
 
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Leif Sinding
Director, Tante Pose
A Norwegian film director and journalist. He worked for the newspapers Verdens Gang, Aftenposten and Morgenbladet. Among his silent films are Himmeluret (1925), based on Gabriel Scott's comedy, and Fjeldeventyret (1926). He directed the film Bra mennesker (1937), based on a play by Oskar Braaten, and the films De vergeløse (1939) and Tante Pose (1940)...
 
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Gunhild Magnor
Cinematographer, Optimistene
 
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Johan Kaos
Director, Pornopung
 
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Alexander Eik
Alexander Eik is an award winning Norwegian film and TV series director, TV series creator and screenwriter. Eik is also the Head of Development and Partner in Cinenord Drama, a leading film production company in Norway and Scandinavia. Educated in fine arts, Alexander Eik started making short films in 1996...
 
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Anja Breien
Director, Arven
 
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Oddvar Einarson
Director, X
 
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