Erik Poppe

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For the Norwegian professor of medicine, see Erik Poppe (physician).
Erik Poppe
Born (1960-06-24) 24 June 1960 (age 56)
Oslo, Norway
Nationality Norwegian
Occupation Film director, screenwriter, former cinematographer and press photographer

Erik Poppe (born 24 June 1960) is a Norwegian film director, screenwriter and former cinematographer and press photographer. Poppe started his career as a photographer for the newspaper Verdens Gang. He graduated as a cinematographer at the Dramatiska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden in 1989, and worked as a cinematographer for commercials. He was director of photography on Bent Hamer's film Eggs.[citation needed]

His first feature film as director was Schpaaa in 1998, followed by Hawaii, Oslo in 2004. His last film, deUSYNLIGE (English: Troubled Water), is the third and last film in his "Oslo" trilogy. Poppe is co-owner of Paradox Films.[1]

Poppe is one of Norway’s most experienced directors of commercials and music videos, as well as short films and documentaries. He directed the first four episodes of the TV-drama Brigaden. Troubled Water won the audience prize for best narrative feature film at the Hamptons International Film Festival in October 2008.[2]

As of 2014 he is filming (at Oscarsborg Fortress) the film Three Days in April (Tre døgn i april).[3]



  1. ^ "Norwegian Film Troubled Water Wins Award". Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Norway). 20 October 2008. Archived from the original on October 27, 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-22. 
  2. ^ Brooks, Brian (October 19, 2008). "Dispatch from the Hamptons: Troubled Water, Herb and Dorothy Dominate at 16th Hamptons Fest". indieWire. Retrieved 14 June 2010. 
  3. ^ Her er mannen som reddet kongen fra nazistene

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