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Henning Carlsen

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Born: June 4, 1927 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Denmark Profession: Writer ...
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1943:
Left school at age 16 and became involved in the Danish Resistance during WWII; spent three months in Sweden as a refugee at one point
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Planned to become a doctor after the war, after the model of his girlfriend's father
1948:
Began working as assistant director at Minerva-Film; worked under noted documentarian Theodor Christensen
1949:
Directed numerous shorts and several medium-length documentaries; directing debut (also writer; editor), "I formerlaere/Moulder's Apprentice"
1951:
Feature co-directing debut (with Titus Vibe Muller), "Haakon VII--King of Norway in War and Peace"
1953:
Moved to Nordisk Film Junior
1956:
Directed, wrote and edited five short documentaries for Disney Productions for US TV broadcast; all five shown theatrically in Denmark; the films were "Denmark, Kingdom of Islands", "Copenhagen", "Lifeguards", "Tivoli" and "Circusfarm"
1957:
Began working as freelance director
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Began collaboration with regular cinematographer Henning Kristiansen on such documentary shorts as "De gamle/Old People" (1961)
1958:
Was working on a film in South Africa and took note of how filmmaker Lionel Rogosin was able to clandestinely shoot the film, "Come Back Africa"
1962:
Feature directing, writing and producing debut, "Dilemma/A World of Strangers"
1966:
Became lecturer at, and board member of, Danish Film School
1966:
Produced first fiction feature, "Sult/Hunger", which he also adapted from Knut Hamsun's novel and which he also directed; film also marked his real breakthrough in the international art-house scene
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Managed the Dagmar cinema in Copenhagen
1972:
Produced but did not direct the feature, "I Din Fars Lomme/In Your Dad's Pocket"; film was directed by Anker and Lise Roos
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Directed three films which he co-wrote in collaboration with Danish poet Benny Anderson: "Oh, To Be on the Bandwagon!" (1972), "A Happy Divorce" (1975), and "When Svante Disappeared" (1976)
1979:
Edited the Norwegian feature, "Arven/The Heritage", directed by Anja Breien
1986:
Directed last film for nearly a decade, "The Wolf at the Door", which he also produced and for which he also wrote the screenplay, based on his story
1995:
Returned to directing with "Two Green Feathers/Pan", his adaptation of Knut Hamsun's novel, "Pan"; also co-produced the film

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