Birger Larsen (director)

Birger Larsen
Born (1961-12-22)December 22, 1961
Died October 26, 2016(2016-10-26) (aged 54)
Nationality Danish
Occupation Film director and screenwriter
Notable work Dance of the Polar Bears, Sweethearts, Crimes of Passion

Birger Larsen (22 December 1961 26 October 2016) was a Danish film director and screenwriter.[1][2] He won the Bodil Award for Best Danish Film for his 1990 film Dance of the Polar Bears (Danish: Lad isbjørnene danse). He was also nominated for the Academy Award for Live Action Short Film for his film Sweethearts (1996). In 2013, he directed the first episode of Crimes of Passion.


Work Year Credit Notes
Murder[3] 2016 Direction TV series (Episode: "The Third Voice")
Murder: Joint Enterprise 2012 Direction TV Film
Those Who Kill - Shadow of the Past 2012 Direction DK/Feature
Those Who Kill 2010 Direction TV series
Super Brother 2009 Direction DK/Feature
The Killing 2007 Direction TV series
Steget efter 2005 Direction Feature
Skagerrak 2003 Director: 2. unit DK/Feature
Den 5:e kvinnan 2002 Direction TV series
Nikolaj og Julie 2002 Direction TV series
Eye of the Eagle 1997 Director: 2. unit DK/Feature
TAXA 1997 Direction TV series
Sweethearts 1996 Direction DK/Short fiction
Frihedens skygge 1994 Direction TV series
Længe leve friheden 1993 Direction TV film
The big dipper 1992 Direction DK/Feature
Dance of the Polar Bears 1990 Direction DK/Feature
Love on the rails 1989 Assistant director DK/Feature
Shower of Gold 1988 Assistant director DK/Feature
Heaven and Hell 1988 Director: 2. unit DK/Feature
Huller i suppen 1988 Editing DK/Feature
Emma's shadow 1988 Assistant director DK/Feature
Tonny Toupé show 1985 Billardspiller med solbriller TV series
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


  1. "Nekrolog, filminstruktør Birger Larsen" (in Danish). Nordisk Film. Retrieved 2016-10-27.
  2. "Filminstruktøren Birger Larsen er død". BT (in Danish). Retrieved 2016-10-27.
  3. "Murder: Series 1, The Third Voice". BBC Online. Retrieved 18 March 2016.

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