Birger Larsen

(1961 – 2016)

Director and screenwriter. Born 1961, Denmark.

Began his career as a child actor in 1978 in Søren Kragh-Jacobsen's classic youth drama "Wanna See My Beautiful Navel?" The collaboration with Kragh-Jacobsen inspired a young Larsen to enter the scene behind the camera, and he was later assistant director on "Emma's Shadow" and "Shower of Rain" as well as assistant lighting technician for Lars von Trier and Nils Malmros.

Birger Larsen made his feature film debut with the successful and critically acclaimed "Dance of the Polar Bears" (1990), winner UNICEF Special Mention at Berlinale's Generation in 1991, followed by "The Big Dipper" (1992). His short fiction "Sweathearts" (1996) was Oscar-nominated. He directed episodes of TV-series, including "Taxi" (1997) and the Emmy Awarded "Nikolaj & Julie" (2003) and was concept director on 'The Killing' (2007) and "Those Who Kill" (2010). His fourth feature film "Super Brother" (2009) was selected for Berlinale's Generation Kplus.

Larsen's last film was "The Reunion 3," the third installment of a popular comedy film series.

Title Year Function Category
The Reunion 3 2016 Direction DK/Feature
Those who kill - Shadow of the past 2012 Direction DK/Feature
Those who kill 2011 Direction TV series
Super brother 2009 Direction DK/Feature
The Killing 2007 Direction TV series
Steget efter 2005 Direction, Script Feature
Skagerrak 2003 Director: 2. unit DK/Feature
Den 5:e kvinnan 2002 Direction, Script TV series
Nikolaj og Julie 2002 Direction TV series
TAXA 1997 Direction TV series
Eye of the Eagle 1997 Director: 2. unit DK/Feature
Sweethearts 1996 Direction, Script DK/Short fiction
Frihedens skygge 1994 Direction, Script TV series
Længe leve friheden 1993 Direction TV film
Karlsvognen 1992 Direction, Script DK/Feature
Dance of the Polar Bears 1990 Direction, Script DK/Feature
Min kone forstår mig ikke 1990 Direction, Script TV film
Love on the rails 1989 Assistant director DK/Feature
Huller i suppen 1988 Editing DK/Feature
Shower of Gold 1988 Assistant director DK/Feature
Emma's shadow 1988 Assistant director DK/Feature
Heaven and Hell 1988 Director: 2. unit DK/Feature
Tonny Toupé show 1985 Billardspiller med solbriller, Assistant director TV series
Karneval 83 1984 Direction DK/Documentary
The element of crime 1984 Best boy: 2. unit DK/Feature
Beauty and the Beast 1983 Assistant lighting technician DK/Feature
Wanna See My Beautiful Navel? 1978 Claus DK/Feature