Thomas Nordseth-Tiller

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Thomas Nordseth-Tiller
Born(1980-11-27)27 November 1980
Died12 May 2009(2009-05-12) (aged 28)

Thomas Nordseth-Tiller (27 November 1980 – 12 May 2009) was a Norwegian screenwriter. He was behind the 2008 film Max Manus, which was widely viewed and discussed.


Nordseth-Tiller hailed from Lørenskog,[1] and studied film in Oslo, Perth and San Francisco.[2]

He wrote the screenplay for the 2008 film Max Manus. The film became a commercial success, with the second highest number of cinema viewers in Norway (second only to Flåklypa Grand Prix).[1] Moreover, it sparked a public debate on the real-life Max Manus and the Norwegian resistance movement in general.[2]

After Max Manus, Nordseth-Tiller announced that he was working on a screenplay about Communist resistance member Asbjørn Sunde.[3] He also wrote a screenplay based on the autobiography of robber Martin Pedersen.[4] However, in early 2009 he suddenly contracted cancer.[1] He was hospitalized for the last months of his life, and died in early May, the same day as Max Manus premiered in Sweden.[2] In August he received a posthumous Amanda Award for his work.[5]


  1. ^ a b c Einbu, Ola (13 May 2009). "«Max Manus»-forfatteren er død". Romerikes Blad (in Norwegian). Retrieved 13 May 2009.
  2. ^ a b c Johansen, Øystein David (13 May 2009). "«Max Manus»- forfatter (28) er død". Verdens Gang (in Norwegian). Retrieved 13 May 2009.
  3. ^ Haugen, Ida Anna (13 May 2009). "«Max Manus»-forfatter med ny krigsfilm". Verdens Gang (in Norwegian). Retrieved 13 May 2009.
  4. ^ Åmotsbakken, Tormod Kvithyld (21 August 2009). "– Han viste dyp respekt". Dagbladet (in Norwegian).
  5. ^ Eriksen, Elise Nyborg (21 August 2009). "Max uttelling i Haugesund". ABC Nyheter (in Norwegian). Retrieved 22 August 2009.