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Espen Sandberg is a Director Norvegien born on 17 june 1971 at Sandefjord (Norvege)

Espen Sandberg

Espen Sandberg
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Nationality Norvege
Birth 17 june 1971 (52 years) at Sandefjord (Norvege)

Espen Sandberg est un réalisateur norvégien né le 17 juin 1971 à Sandefjord en Norvège. Il forme un duo avec Joachim Rønning appelé les « Roenberg ».


Il rencontre Joachim Rønning durant son enfance à Sandefjord en Norvège. Ensemble ils étudient le cinéma à la Stockholm Film School et en sortent diplômés en 1994.

Ils réalisent ensemble quelques films pour promouvoir l'Armée norvégienne. En 1995, ils créent leur société de production audiovisuelle Roenberg, association de leurs noms de famille et qui deviendra leur surnom. Ils réaliseront ainsi plusieurs spots publicitaires (Airbus, Nintendo, Coca-Cola, Nokia, ...) et clips musicaux. En 2001, ils réalisent le spot Rex pour Budweiser, diffusé durant le Super Bowl XXXV. En 2008, Espen et Joachim réalisent la publicité Train Loop pour Norsk Hydro, qui obtient notamment un prix au Festival international de la publicité de Cannes.

En 1997, il réalise, toujours avec Joachim Rønning, le court métrage Dag 1. Ils passent au long métrage en 2006 avec le western Bandidas, coécrit et produit par Luc Besson. En 2008, ils réalisent pour Max Manus, opération sabotage, un film de guerre biographique sur Max Manus, un résistant norvégien durant la Seconde Guerre mondiale. Le film sortira directement en vidéo en France.

En 2012, il reste dans le film historique avec Kon-Tiki, qui retrace la traversée de Thor Heyerdahl à bord du Kon-Tiki. Le film est notamment nommé aux Oscars 2013 et Golden Globes 2013 dans la catégorie du meilleur film étranger.

En mai 2013, il est révélé qu'il mettra en scène, avec Joachim Rønning, le 5e volet de la saga Pirates des Caraïbes, Pirates des Caraïbes : La Vengeance de Salazar.

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Filmography of Espen Sandberg (5 films)

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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, 2h9
Directed by Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Pirate films, Children's films
Actors Johnny Depp, Kaya Scodelario, Orlando Bloom, Brenton Thwaites, Javier Bardem, Kevin McNally
Rating65% 3.2516153.2516153.2516153.2516153.251615
Captain Jack Sparrow is pursued by an old enemy, Captain Salazar, who along with his crew of ghost pirates has escaped from the Devil's Triangle and is determined to kill every pirate at sea. Jack seeks the Trident of Poseidon, which grants its possessor total control over the seas to use against Salazar.
Max Manus: Man of War, 3h33
Directed by John M. Jacobsen, Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg, Espen Sandberg
Origin Norvege
Genres Drama, War, Biography, Action, Historical
Themes Political films
Actors Aksel Hennie, Nicolai Cleve Broch, Agnes Kittelsen, Ken Duken, Petter Næss, Christian Rubeck
Rating72% 3.648923.648923.648923.648923.64892
After fighting the Soviets as a volunteer during the Winter War in Finland, Max Manus returns to Norway, finding it occupied by the Nazis. He joins with the Norwegian resistance movement in their fight against the Germans but is arrested. He manages to escape to Scotland where he receives British Commando training before being sent back to Norway to carry out sabotage missions against the occupying forces. Returning to Norway with his friend Gregers Gram, his first mission is an attack on German supply ships. He is spectacularly successful, and soon he becomes a special target for the local Gestapo chief Siegfried Fehmer. Manus, however, avoids capture, and with Gram and Gunnar Sønsteby he forms the so-called "Oslo Gang".
Bandidas (2006)
, 1h33
Directed by Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg, Espen Sandberg
Origin France
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure, Crime, Western
Themes Feminist films, Political films, Buddy films, Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Salma Hayek, Penélope Cruz, Steve Zahn, Sam Shepard, Dwight Yoakam, Denis Arndt
Rating57% 2.854482.854482.854482.854482.85448
Set in Mexico during the 1850s, the film tells the story of Sara Sandoval (Salma Hayek) and María Álvarez (Penélope Cruz). María is an uneducated, poor farm-girl whose caring father is being forced off his land by a cruel U.S. land baron, named Tyler Jackson (Dwight Yoakam). Sara is the highly educated, wealthy daughter of the arrogant owner of the nearby properties, and has recently returned from Europe where she attended numerous grade schools and colleges in England, Spain, and France for several years. In one fell swoop, both María's and Sara's fathers fall under attack by the baron, (Sara's father is killed, María's is shot but survives) giving him free rein in the nearby territories. As an act of revenge, María and Sara team up to become bank robbers, stealing and giving back to the poor Mexicans who had lost their lands.