Jan Troell

Highest Rated: 100% Hamsun (1996)
Lowest Rated: 38% Hurricane (1979)
Birthday: Jul 23, 1931
Birthplace: Limhamn, Malmö, Skåne län, Sweden
Before becoming one of Sweden's leading film directors in the mid-'60s, Jan Troell spent nine years as an elementary school educator. In the early '60s, he began making amateur films. One of them, Stad, the story of a boy looking for his lost turtle, was aired on television in 1960. In 1961, Troell began making television documentaries such as Baten/The Ship. He got his start in feature films working as an assistant for Bo Widerberg in 1962. He was first a cameraman for Widerberg and then a co-editor. In 1965, Troell contributed to the portmanteau film 4 x 4. The following year he made his feature-length directorial bow in 1966 with Here's Your Life. He has since become known as one of Sweden's best directors for such internationally acclaimed films as The Emigrants (1971) and The New Land (1972). Troell has also directed a couple of films in the U.S., including Zandy's Bride (1974).

Highest Rated Movies



76% The Last Sentence Director Screenwriter 2014
No Score Yet Kalla ingenting försent Director 2014
No Score Yet As White as in Snow (Sa vit som en sno) Director 2014
90% Maria Larssons eviga ögonblick (Everlasting Moments) (Maria Larsson's Everlasting Moment) Director Screenwriter $1.6M 2009
83% Light Keeps Me Company Actor 2001
No Score Yet Sa vit som en sno Screenwriter Director 2001
100% Hamsun Director Screenwriter 1996
No Score Yet Il Capitano Director 1991
No Score Yet Ingenjör Andrées Luftfärd (The Flight of the Eagle) Director 1982
38% Hurricane Director 1979
No Score Yet Zandy's Bride (For Better, for Worse) Director 1974
No Score Yet The New Land Director Screenwriter 1972
89% The Emigrants (Utvandrarna) Actor Screenwriter Director 1971
No Score Yet Här har du ditt liv (Here's Your Life) Director Screenwriter 1966
No Score Yet Here is Your Life Director 1966
No Score Yet Sagolandet Director Screenwriter
No Score Yet 4 x 4 (Aufenthalt im Marschland) Director
No Score Yet Bang! Director
No Score Yet Instants eternels Director


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