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Name: Bille August  
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Date of Birth: 9th November 1948
Place of Birth: Brede, Denmark
Profession: Director
From Wikipedia, the free Encyclopedia

Bille August (born November 9, 1948) is a Danish film and television director. Most of his projects have been in co-operation with Swedish production and with a mainly Swedish cast. He was partially educated in Sweden and also married to Swedish actress Pernilla August from 1991 to 1997.

Selected productions:

  • Busters verden (1984, Buster's world)
    • based on the book by Danish writer Bjarne Reuter
  • Pelle Erobreren (1987, Pelle the Conqueror)
    • based on a novel by Danish author Martin Andersen Nexø
    • won the Golden Palm at the Cannes Film Festival and an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film
  • Den gode vilje (1991, The Best Intentions)
    • script by Ingmar Bergman.
    • won the Golden Palm at the Cannes Film Festival.
  • Jerusalem (1996)
    • based on a novel by the Swedish author Selma Lagerlöf.
  • The House of the Spirits (1993)
    • based on a novel by Chilean author Isabel Allende.
  • Smilla's Sense of Snow (1997)
    • based on a novel by Danish author Peter Høeg.
  • Les Misérables (1998)
    • based on the novel of the same name by French author Victor Hugo.
  • En sang for Martin (2001, A Song for Martin)

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