Henning Carlsen

Active - 1962 - 2011  |   Born - Jun 4, 1927   |   Genres - Drama, Comedy, Comedy Drama

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Biography by Sandra Brennan

Danish filmmaker Henning Carlsen began his distinguished career writing and helming short documentaries in 1947. He did not make his first feature film until 1962. The film, Dilemma, was a semi-documentary based on Nadine Gordimer's novel A World of Strangers and was secretly shot on location in South Africa. Carlsen's fourth feature film, Hunger (1966) earned him international attention and helped establish him as one of Denmark's most prominent directors. Some of his best work includes the biography Wolf at the Door (1987), and the adaptation of an Eigel Jensen novel Did Somebody Laugh? (1978).

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