My favourite Norwegian filmmakers

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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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Joachim Rønning
Director, Kon-Tiki
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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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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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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Bent Hamer
Director, Factotum
 
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Pål Øie
Director, Villmark 2
 
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Johan Kaos
Director, Pornopung
 
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Øyvind Asbjørnsen
Norwegian film producer, director and book publisher. Grew up on the west coast of Norway in the art deco city Aalesund Written screenplays and books among others: "George the green boy" and "Words of wisdom" Asbjørnsen founded and was publisher-in-chief of Fritt Forlag. He is also the head of the production company Main Island Production...
 
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Knut Åsdam
Director, Egress
 
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Oddvar Einarson
Director, X
 
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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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Tancred Ibsen
Director, Venner
 
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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...