Sunday, 1 March 2015


                                                           ERIK POPPE
                    Norvegian Director , Screenwriter, Cinematographer and Press Photographer
                                                   Born in Oslo 24th of June 1960

Erik started his career as photographer for the newspaper Verdens Gang. He was a war photographer in the 1980s, in the Middle East, Central America, Angola and Mozambique. 

"Even if we're almost drowned by images, with messages trying to reach us all the time, there's no doubt that a single image in a newspaper or somewhere else can actually affect something."

"I was almost becoming an adrenalin junkie and I was really depending on being out in these areas, I was afraid it could drive me a bit mad."

But just as he started winning major prizes in his late twenties, he decided to leave the battlefield and head to film school. He graduated as a cinematographer at the Dramatiska Institutet in Stockholm in 1989, and had great success as a cinematographer for commercials. He also was director of photography on Bent Hamer's film Eggs.
In 1998 he started his "Oslo trilogy" with the film Schpaaa (Bunch of Five) followed by Hawaii, Oslo and deUSYNLIGE (Troubled Water).
In 1998 he also started with friends Paradox Films in order to produce Norvegian Films

His next film will be Three Days in April

1998 Schpaaa (Bunch of Five)

Emir and Jonas  are two younsters part of a baby criminal gang in Oslo. Emir suffered a small brain-damage after being beaten by his father as a 5-year-old. Jonas' biggest problem is trying to stop Emir from hitting people on their head. They are offered a job by a gang of drug-dealers: deliver a packet of heroin to one guy and beat up another. This is the start of events that bring their lives out of control.

2002 Hawaii, Oslo 

It's one of the hottest days of the year in Norway, and seven people will cross their paths without knowing what fate will bring to them. Frode and Milla are becoming parents, but they are upsetted learning  that their baby will not survive. Bobbie-Pop is a failed pop singer who wants to die. Leon,a kleptomaniac, is determined to marry Åsa - the woman with who has sworn to marry him within the span of a decade. When Leon's brother Trygve checks his brother out of the institution under the auspices of celebrating Leon's birthday, he has no idea that his brother is determined to remain a free man at all costs. The angel who connects all of these unassuming souls is Vidar, Leon's best friend at the institution, and the man with the power to see things that none of the others can even comprehend. Though Vidar may be able to save all of the others from a grim fate, it remains to be seen if he will be able to save himself when all is said and done.

2008 deUsynlige (Troubled Water) 

A man convicted in his teens for killing a child is released on parole. He finds work as a church organist and develops a rewarding relationship with a priest and her young son. However, his caring for the boy catches the attention of his old victim's mother, bringing to the surface her bad memories and unanswered questions. This draws them both into troubled waters, having to learn when to hold on and when to let go.

2013 A Thousand Times Goodnight

Rebecca  is a photo journalist obsessed with reporting in dangerous war zones. She documents a group of female suicide bombers in Afghanistan. She accompanies one of the suicide bombers to Kabul , where the premature detonation of the bomb severely injures her. While recuperating at her home in Ireland , she is confronted by her husband Marcus (Coster-Waldau) and her daughter Steph (Lauryn Canny), who force her to choose between covering war zones, or prioritizing her family. She chooses her family.Steph is intrigued by her mother's photographs and interested in humanitarian work in Africa, so Rebecca proposes a photography trip with her daughter to a refugee camp in Kenya. Marcus agrees, assuming that the trip will be safe. Instead, the camp is attacked by an armed group that begins murdering people in their tents. Rebecca sends her daughter to safety but stays in the camp to document the attack.


trailer Hawaii,Oslo

1000 times good night trailer

deUsynlige trailer

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