Erik Skjoldbjærg (Norway)

Erik Skjoldbjærg (b. 1964, Tromsø, Norway) was hailed for his short film Traces (Spor, 1996), yet it was a year later that he received instant recognition on the international scene for his remarkably stylised, chillingly dark crime thriller Insomnia (1997), featuring Stellan Skarsgård in the lead role. Five years later director Christopher Nolan came up with an American remake of the film. Skjoldbjærg embarked upon an American-German coproduction in the USA for the psychological drama Prozac Nation (2001) starring Christina Ricci, although he didn’t pursue a career in Hollywood. He returned to his native Norway, where he worked primarily in television (the series Skolen, 2004; mini-series Størst av alt, 2007, Okkupert, 2017). He also created a loose adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s drama An Enemy of the People (En folkefiende, 2005).

Filmography

  • Vinterveien
    1993
  • Close to Home
    1994
  • Spor
    1996
  • Insomnia
    1997
  • Prozac Nation
    2001
  • Skolen
    2004
  • En folkefiende
    2005
  • Størst av alt
    2007
  • Nokas
    2010
  • Pionér
    2013
  • Pyromanen
    2016
  • Okkupert
    2017

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