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Bille August

Bille August was born on November 9, 1948 in Brede, Denmark. He is a director and writer, known for The House of the Spirits (1993), Pelle the Conqueror (1987) and Les Misérables (1998). He is married to Sara-Marie Maltha. He was previously married to Pernilla August, Annie Munksgaard and Masja Dessau. See full bio »
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The House of the Spirits
Pelle the Conqueror
Les Misérables
Les Misérables Director
The Color of Freedom


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 2014 Silent Heart
 2012 Marie Krøyer
 2007 To Each His Own Cinema (segment "The Last Dating Show")
 2004/I Return to Sender
 2003 Detaljer (TV Movie)
 2000 The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: The Perils of Cupid (TV Movie) (segment "Vienna")
 1999 The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Tales of Innocence (Video) (segment "Northern Italy")
 1996 Jerusalem
 1993 The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 1991 The Best Intentions (TV Mini-Series) (4 episodes)
- Episode #1.4 (1991)
- Episode #1.3 (1991)
- Episode #1.2 (1991)
- Episode #1.1 (1991)
 1983 Zappa
 1982 Maj (TV Movie)
 1980 Verden er så stor, så stor (TV Movie)
 1978 Et par dage med Magnus (TV Mini-Series)
 1978 Honning måne
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Made a short film in 1971 called "Body Building", starring Sven-Ole Thorsen as himself.

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4 Interviews | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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I wanted to make Jerusalem as feature film. But we couldn't finance it only through theatrical release, we couldn't get all the money we needed. We had to get some money from television. So we said, ok, let's do it both ways. So we did it in four parts. See more »


Father of screenwriter Anders Frithiof August, and actresses Alba August and Asta August. See more »

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