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Jörgen Persson is a Actor, Director, Director of Photography and Cinematography Suédois born on 10 september 1936 at Helsingborg (Suede)

Jörgen Persson

Jörgen Persson
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Nationality Suede
Birth 10 september 1936 (84 years) at Helsingborg (Suede)

Jörgen Persson est un directeur de la photographie suédois, né le 10 septembre 1936 à Helsingborg (comté de Scanie).


Jörgen Persson étudie à l'institut suédois du film de Stockholm (1964-1966) et débute comme directeur de la photographie au cinéma sur le court métrage On Fighting Witches de Robert Shaye, sorti en 1965.

Son premier long métrage est Heja Roland! (1966, avec Thommy Berggren et Mona Malm) de Bo Widerberg ; sa collaboration avec ce réalisateur se poursuit sur quatre autres films, le dernier sorti en 1986, dont Elvira Madigan (1967, avec Thommy Berggren et Pia Degermark) et Ådalen '31 (1969, avec Anita Björk).

Mais il travaille surtout aux côtés de Bille August, sur sept films, depuis Pelle le Conquérant (1987, avec Max von Sydow) jusqu'à En sång för Martin (2001, avec Sven Wollter), en passant notamment par Les Meilleures Intentions (1992, avec Samuel Fröler et Pernilla August) et Smilla (1997, avec Julia Ormond et Gabriel Byrne).

Parmi ses cinquante-deux films à ce jour (majoritairement suédois ou en coproduction), le dernier étant un documentaire sorti en 2010, citons aussi Ma vie de chien de Lasse Hallström (1985, avec Anki Lidén) et Infidèle de Liv Ullmann (2000, avec Lena Endre et Erland Josephson).

Pour la télévision, entre 1973 et 2007, Jörgen Persson est chef opérateur sur trois téléfilms et cinq séries, dont Les Aventures du jeune Indiana Jones (deux épisodes coréalisés par Bille August, 1993).

Au cours de sa carrière, il obtient plusieurs nominations ou récompenses dans la catégorie du meilleur directeur de la photographie, entre autres aux Guldbagge Awards et au prix du cinéma européen (voir détails ci-dessous).

Usually with

Bo Widerberg
Bo Widerberg
(6 films)
Allan Edwall
Allan Edwall
(4 films)
Bille August
Bille August
(7 films)
Eddie Axberg
Eddie Axberg
(5 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Jörgen Persson (30 films)

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Not Like Others, 1h15
Genres Thriller, Horror
Themes Vampires in film
Actors David Dencik, Ruth Vega Fernandez, Jörgen Persson
Roles Biker 2
Rating38% 1.9306751.9306751.9306751.9306751.930675
Two vampire sisters, Vera (Jenny Lampa) and Vanja (Ruth Vega Fernandez), attend an illegal club. At the club, Vera is sexually harassed by a biker (Peter Järn). She drags him into the bathroom, pretending to accept having sex with him. Vera kills the biker with her pocket knife and drinks his blood. Vera and Vanja escapes the scene. The biker's gang gives them chase wanting revenge.


The White Match, 1h42
Directed by Bo Widerberg, Roy Andersson, Jörgen Persson
Genres Documentary
Themes Sports films, Tennis films
Rating63% 3.1913953.1913953.1913953.1913953.191395
In a series of interviews, demonstrators and members of the Swedish government give their views on sport, politics and civil disobedience.


A Song for Martin, 1h58
Directed by Bille August
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Sven Wollter, Reine Brynolfsson, Jonas Falk
Roles Director of Photography
Rating69% 3.4927553.4927553.4927553.4927553.492755
Martin Fischer is successful composer. During a rehearsal for an upcoming concert he makes contact with first-violinist Barbara Hartman. During the concert, and Barbara and Martin flirts a lot with each other, although they are both married and have adult children. After the concert, they meet out back. She feels ill, and he says that he will follow her home. They stop at his hotel and goes inside, kisses, and Barbara says she loves him. Somewhat later, she tells her two adult children that she is going to separate from the children's father. Phillip, the son becomes very angry, while her daughter Karin is more indulgent. The film jumps to Barbara's honeymoon with Martin in Morocco. After they return home, Martin experiences amnesia, and is diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.
Faithless (2000)
, 2h34
Directed by Liv Ullmann
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Lena Endre, Erland Josephson, Krister Henriksson, Philip Zandén, Marie Richardson, Stina Ekblad
Roles Director of Photography
Rating73% 3.6968453.6968453.6968453.6968453.696845
An aging director named Bergman conjures in his imagination the central character, Marianne. Over a period of days, on his secluded Fårö refuge in the Baltic Sea, he interviews her to compose the story of her life-changing affair. She had been happily married to Markus, an orchestra conductor, with a young daughter Isabelle. She suddenly falls in love with their best friend David. They have an extended interlude in Paris and then must deal with the ramifications.
Les Misérables, 2h14
Directed by Bille August
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Historical, Crime, Romance
Actors Liam Neeson, Geoffrey Rush, Uma Thurman, Claire Danes, Toby Jones, Hans Matheson
Roles Director of Photography
Rating74% 3.74833.74833.74833.74833.7483
Jean Valjean (Liam Neeson), a man arrested for stealing bread nineteen years earlier, is released on parole. When no one is willing to allow a convict to stay the night, Bishop Myriel (Peter Vaughan), kindly welcomes him into his home. Valjean explains to Myriel that sleeping in a real bed will make him a new man. In the night, Valjean, interrupted by Myriel while stealing his silverware, strikes him and flees. When the police arrest Valjean, Myriel tells them that the silverware was a gift and scolds Valjean for forgetting to take his candlesticks as well. Myriel then reminds Valjean that he is to become a new man.
Digging to China, 1h39
Directed by Timothy Hutton
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about disabilities, Children's films
Actors Evan Rachel Wood, Kevin Bacon, Mary Stuart Masterson, Marian Seldes, J. C. Quinn, Cathy Moriarty
Roles Director of Photography
Rating67% 3.3967353.3967353.3967353.3967353.396735
Une fillette à l'imagination fertile se lie d'amitié le temps d'une semaine avec un simple d'esprit.
Smilla's Sense of Snow, 2h1
Directed by Bille August
Origin Danemark
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Julia Ormond, Gabriel Byrne, Richard Harris, Jim Broadbent, Tom Wilkinson, Robert Loggia
Roles Director of Photography
Rating63% 3.1993653.1993653.1993653.1993653.199365
In 1859, a meteorite streaks across the sky and crashes into the Gela Alta glacier in western Greenland, causing a massive explosion that kills an Inuit fisherman.
Jerusalem (1996)
, 2h48
Directed by Bille August
Genres Drama
Actors Ulf Friberg, Maria Bonnevie, Pernilla August, Reine Brynolfsson, Lena Endre, Olympia Dukakis
Roles Director of Photography
Rating68% 3.4457753.4457753.4457753.4457753.445775
The House of the Spirits, 2h20
Directed by Bille August
Origin German
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Seafaring films, Politique, Films about sexuality, Transport films, Rape in fiction, Rape and revenge films, Political films, Films about Latin American military dictatorships
Actors Meryl Streep, Glenn Close, Jeremy Irons, Winona Ryder, Antonio Banderas, Vanessa Redgrave
Roles Director of Photography
Rating68% 3.448723.448723.448723.448723.44872
Prologue A young woman, Blanca Trueba (Winona Ryder), arrives at a house with an old man and the young woman starts remembering her life.
The Best Intentions, 5h33
Directed by Bille August
Origin Suede
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Pernilla August, Samuel Fröler, Max von Sydow, Gustaf Hammarsten, Lennart Hjulström, Ghita Nørby
Roles Director of Photography
Rating78% 3.9414853.9414853.9414853.9414853.941485
Henrik Bergman is a student of theology who comes from a poor family. On the other hand, the family of his best friend Ernst Åkerblom is wealthy. Although Henrik is in a relationship with Frida, a waitress, he falls in love with Ernst's sister Anna Åkerblom. Anna's family doesn't consider him fit to join the family, so he stays with Frida. Some years later, Anna's father is deceased, Anna suffers from tuberculosis and Henrik has finished his studies. Now the wedding can take place. Anna follows her husband to a small village in the north of Sweden. Their different characters and his low income cause constant tensions between them. When he turns down a job offer for a prestigious position in Uppsala, the situation exacerbates.
Sofie (1992)
, 2h31
Directed by Liv Ullmann
Origin Danemark
Genres Drama
Actors Jesper Christensen, Erland Josephson, Ghita Nørby, Henning Moritzen, Kirsten Rolffes, Hardy Rafn
Roles Director of Photography
Rating67% 3.3700853.3700853.3700853.3700853.370085
The Women on the Roof, 1h29
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Amanda Ooms, Helena Bergström, Stellan Skarsgård, Percy Brandt, Leif Andrée, Stig Ossian Ericson
Roles Director of Photography
Rating63% 3.1880553.1880553.1880553.1880553.188055
An innocent and beautiful girl, Linnea (Amanda Ooms) rents an apartment in Stockholm just before World War I. As she works for an old man who owns a photography studio she meets Anna, a photographer (Helena Bergstrom) with whom she develops a complex friendship. Anna’s circus-performer boyfriend and European politics complicate Linnea’s routine.
Pelle the Conqueror, 2h37
Directed by Bille August
Origin Danemark
Genres Drama
Themes Films about alcoholism, Films about children, Films about immigration, La précarité
Actors Max von Sydow, Erik Paaske, Björn Granath, Astrid Villaume, Axel Strøbye, Sofie Gråbøl
Roles Director of Photography
Rating77% 3.896573.896573.896573.896573.89657
Based upon the famous 1910 novel of the same name by Danish writer Martin Andersen Nexø, the film is set in the late 1850s and early 1860s. A boat filled with emigrants from Sweden arrives at the Danish island of Bornholm. Among them are Lasse Karlsson and his son Pelle who have moved to Denmark from Skåne County, in southern Sweden, to find work after the death of Pelle's mother. They find employment at a large farm, but find themselves treated as the lowest form of life. It is only as Pelle starts to speak Danish that he begins to gain in confidence, but is still discriminated against as a foreigner. But neither boy nor father is willing to give up their dream of finding a better life than that which they left in Sweden.
The Serpent's Way, 1h51
Directed by Bo Widerberg
Genres Drama
Actors Stina Ekblad, Stellan Skarsgård, Reine Brynolfsson, Pernilla August, Pernilla Wahlgren, Ernst Günther
Roles Director of Photography
Rating62% 3.101813.101813.101813.101813.10181
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