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Jan Troell

Jan Troell

Highest Rated: 100% Hamsun (1996)

Lowest Rated: 33% Hurricane (1979)

Birthday: Jul 23, 1931

Birthplace: Limhamn, Malmö, Sweden

A former elementary school teacher who began collaborating on films with director Bo Widerberg in the early 1960s, Troell made his own feature directing debut in 1965 and went on to become one of his country's leading filmmakers. His best-known work outside Sweden is the sweeping diptych "The Emigrants" (1972), which earned Troell a Best Director Oscar nomination, and "The New Land" (1973), based on novels by Vilhelm Moberg and starring Liv Ullman and Max Von Sydow. He made two US films, the disappointing "Zandy's Bride" (1973) and "Hurricane" (1979). Troell received critical acclaim for his biopic "Hamsun" (1996), about the Nobel Prize-winning Norwegian author who lent support to the Nazis during WWII.

Photos

THE NEW LAND, (aka NYBYGGARNA), director Jan Troell, on location, 1972 EVERLASTING MOMENTS, (aka MARIA LARSSONS EVIGA OGONBLICK), Mikael Persbrandt (arms folded), director Jan Troell (right), on set, 2008. ©IFC Films

Filmography

Movies

Credit
74% 43% The Last Sentence Director,
Screenwriter
$62.3K 2012
90% 84% Everlasting Moments Director,
Writer
$606.1K 2008
No Score Yet 62% As White as in Snow Director,
Screenwriter,
Cinematographer,
Film Editing
- 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Their Frozen Dream Director,
Screenwriter,
Cinematographer,
Film Editing
- 1998
100% 92% Hamsun Director,
Writer,
Cinematographer,
Film Editing
$39.9K 1996
No Score Yet 50% Il Capitano Director - 1991
No Score Yet 73% The Flight of the Eagle Director,
Screenwriter
- 1982
33% 44% Hurricane Director - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bang! Director,
Writer,
Cinematographer,
Film Editing
- 1977
No Score Yet 58% Zandy's Bride Director - 1974
100% 86% The New Land Director,
Writer,
Cinematographer,
Film Editing
- 1972
94% 87% The Emigrants Director,
Screenwriter,
Cinematographer,
Film Editing
- 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ole Dole Doff Director,
Screenwriter,
Cinematographer
- 1968
No Score Yet 80% Here's Your Life Director,
Screenwriter,
Cinematographer,
Film Editing
- 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Interlude in the Marshland Director,
Photographer,
Film Editor
- 1964