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Niels Arden Oplev is a Director and Scriptwriter Danois born on 26 march 1961

Niels Arden Oplev

Niels Arden Oplev
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Nationality Danemark
Birth 26 march 1961 (58 years)

Niels Arden Oplev ([nels ɑːˀd̥n̩ ˈʌb̥lew]) (born 26 March 1961) is a writer-director from Denmark

Biography

His 1996 film Portland was entered into the 46th Berlin International Film Festival.

He directed The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, the 2009 Swedish film based on Stieg Larsson's novel of the same title and won critical acclaim internationally. Oplev decided to not continue directing the second and third parts of the Millennium Trilogy due to time constraints. The film has broken box office records in Europe, grossing over $100 million USD.

He is set to direct The Keep based again on the novel with the same name and Good People based on the novel by Marcus Sakey.

On 30 November 2012 it was announced that Oplev will direct the pilot of a 13-episode mini-series based on the Stephen King novel Under the Dome for CBS.

Best films

Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Niels Arden Oplev (8 films)

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Director

Flatliners
Flatliners (2017)
, 1h50
Directed by Niels Arden Oplev
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Horror
Actors Ellen Page, Diego Luna, Nina Dobrev, Kiefer Sutherland, James Norton, Kiersey Clemons
Rating52% 2.609292.609292.609292.609292.60929
Pour découvrir ce qui se passe après la mort, cinq étudiants en médecine se lancent dans une expérience aussi audacieuse que dangereuse. Sur eux-mêmes, volontairement, ils provoquent des arrêts cardiaques pendant de courtes périodes afin de vivre des expériences de mort imminente. En poussant le processus de plus en plus loin, ils vont devoir affronter non seulement leur part d’ombre et leur passé, mais plus effrayant encore, les phénomènes paranormaux liés au fait qu’ils sont revenus de l’au-delà…
Dead Man Down, 1h57
Directed by Niels Arden Oplev
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Gangster films
Actors Noomi Rapace, Dominic Cooper, Colin Farrell, Terrence Demoustier, Armand Assante, Isabelle Huppert
Rating64% 3.24653.24653.24653.24653.2465
Victor (Colin Farrell) has infiltrated the criminal empire run by ruthless kingpin Alphonse Hoyt (Terrence Howard). His objective is to make Alphonse pay for the murder of his wife and young daughter two years earlier. Victor intends to exact revenge on Alphonse through physical and psychological torture before finally killing him.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, 2h32
Directed by Niels Arden Oplev
Origin Suede
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Films about families, Seafaring films, Films about sexuality, Transport films, Rape in fiction, Erotic films, Serial killer films, Rape and revenge films, Auto-justice
Actors Michael Nyqvist, Noomi Rapace, Lena Endre, Sven-Bertil Taube, Tehilla Blad, Peter Haber
Rating77% 3.898723.898723.898723.898723.89872
In December 2002, Mikael Blomkvist, publisher of Millennium magazine, loses a libel case involving allegations he published about billionaire financier Hans-Erik Wennerström. He is sentenced to three months in prison and a hefty fine. Lisbeth Salander, a brilliant but damaged surveillance agent and hacker, is hired by Henrik Vanger, the patriarch of the wealthy Vanger family, to investigate Blomkvist. Vanger then hires Blomkvist to investigate the disappearance of his niece, Harriet, who vanished on Children's Day in 1966. Vanger believes that Harriet was murdered by a family member.
Worlds Apart, 1h56
Directed by Niels Arden Oplev
Origin Danemark
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Pilou Asbæk, Anders W. Berthelsen, Charlotte Fich, Sarah Juel Werner
Rating70% 3.545223.545223.545223.545223.54522
Sara is a teenager who lives with her family, who are Jehovah's Witnesses. The family's devout image is questioned when the parents divorce as a consequence of the father's infidelity. One night at a party Sara meets Teis, an older boy who takes an interest in her. Teis is not a Witness, and their relationship is rejected by her father, but Sara falls in love and begins to doubt her faith. Facing ostracism from her faith and family, Sara must make the toughest choice of her young life.
We Shall Overcome, 1h49
Directed by Niels Arden Oplev
Origin Danemark
Genres Drama
Actors Anders W. Berthelsen, Bent Meiding, Gyrd Løfqvist, Sarah Juel Werner
Rating72% 3.646273.646273.646273.646273.64627
Au Danemark, à la fin des années 1960, un garçon se révolte contre son école. Il est inspiré par le discours de Martin Luther King.
Chop Chop
Chop Chop (2001)
, 1h30
Directed by Niels Arden Oplev
Origin Danemark
Genres Comedy
Actors Kiefer Sutherland, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Anders W. Berthelsen, Thomas Bo Larsen
Rating59% 2.9515552.9515552.9515552.9515552.951555
Dennis (Martin Buch) and Carl (Anders W. Berthelsen) are brothers who live on a small farm in the country side. None too bright Dennis wants a girlfriend for Christmas. Carl makes sure that Dennis gets just that when he meets Rita (Sidse Babett Knudsen) at the local pub. She is on the run from her husband and she doesn't turn down the chance to hide away at Carl and Dennis'. One festive evening, aided and abetted by Carl, Dennis and Rita, Finn who also lives at the farmhouse takes a few too many of his home-made acid toffees. And suddenly Carl and Dennis find themselves with a major problem, a girl to manage and some very inquisitive neighbours.
Portland
Portland (1996)
, 1h43
Directed by Niels Arden Oplev
Origin Danemark
Genres Crime
Themes Gangster films
Actors Anders W. Berthelsen, Ulrich Thomsen, Iben Hjejle, Jens Albinus, Baard Owe
Rating60% 3.0045453.0045453.0045453.0045453.004545
The film is set in northern Denmark and depicts the "violent drug-fueled adventures of two brothers, Janus (Anders Wodskou Berthelsen) and Jakob (Michael Muller) at the bottom of Denmark's social ladder."

Scriptwriter

Worlds Apart, 1h56
Directed by Niels Arden Oplev
Origin Danemark
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Pilou Asbæk, Anders W. Berthelsen, Charlotte Fich, Sarah Juel Werner
Roles Writer
Rating70% 3.545223.545223.545223.545223.54522
Sara is a teenager who lives with her family, who are Jehovah's Witnesses. The family's devout image is questioned when the parents divorce as a consequence of the father's infidelity. One night at a party Sara meets Teis, an older boy who takes an interest in her. Teis is not a Witness, and their relationship is rejected by her father, but Sara falls in love and begins to doubt her faith. Facing ostracism from her faith and family, Sara must make the toughest choice of her young life.
We Shall Overcome, 1h49
Directed by Niels Arden Oplev
Origin Danemark
Genres Drama
Actors Anders W. Berthelsen, Bent Meiding, Gyrd Løfqvist, Sarah Juel Werner
Rating72% 3.646273.646273.646273.646273.64627
Au Danemark, à la fin des années 1960, un garçon se révolte contre son école. Il est inspiré par le discours de Martin Luther King.
Chop Chop
Chop Chop (2001)
, 1h30
Directed by Niels Arden Oplev
Origin Danemark
Genres Comedy
Actors Kiefer Sutherland, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Anders W. Berthelsen, Thomas Bo Larsen
Roles Writer
Rating59% 2.9515552.9515552.9515552.9515552.951555
Dennis (Martin Buch) and Carl (Anders W. Berthelsen) are brothers who live on a small farm in the country side. None too bright Dennis wants a girlfriend for Christmas. Carl makes sure that Dennis gets just that when he meets Rita (Sidse Babett Knudsen) at the local pub. She is on the run from her husband and she doesn't turn down the chance to hide away at Carl and Dennis'. One festive evening, aided and abetted by Carl, Dennis and Rita, Finn who also lives at the farmhouse takes a few too many of his home-made acid toffees. And suddenly Carl and Dennis find themselves with a major problem, a girl to manage and some very inquisitive neighbours.