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Also Known As: Died: May 4, 2001
Born: February 3, 1917 Cause of Death: pneumonia
Birth Place: Sweden Profession: documentarian, filmmaker, director of photography, screenwriter, actor

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Renowned documentarian who began making short, poetic nature films in his native Sweden, progressing in the 1950s to feature-length works filmed in distant locales such as India and Brazil. Sucksdorff's command of image and mood, and his ability to lend an unobtrusive narrative quality to his studies, have invited comparisons to the work of American master Robert Flaherty. Aside from the restrained and beautifully photographed "The Great Adventure" (1953), Sucksdorff's later, increasingly fictionalized, features have been less successful than his shorts. He has scripted, photographed and edited all of his films.

Renowned documentarian who began making short, poetic nature films in his native Sweden, progressing in the 1950s to feature-length works filmed in distant locales such as India and Brazil. Sucksdorff's command of image and mood, and his ability to lend an unobtrusive narrative quality to his studies, have invited comparisons to the work of American master Robert Flaherty.

Aside from the restrained and beautifully photographed "The Great Adventure" (1953), Sucksdorff's later, increasingly fictionalized, features have been less successful than his shorts. He has scripted, photographed and edited all of his films.

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DIRECTOR:

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  Great Adventure, The (1953) Director

CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Great Adventure, The (1953) Father
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Still photographs of Italy won first prize in Swedish film magazine contest
1939:
First short, "An August Rhapsody"
1953:
First feature, "The Great Adventure"
1953:
Settled in Brazil; directed Brazilian film school
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Returned to Sweden to live in the early 1990s
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Education

University of Stockholm: -

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wife:
Astrid Bergman.
wife:
Maria Sucksdorff. Brazilian; refused to move to Sweden with him in the 1990s; survived him.

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sister:
Britta Amkvist. Survived him.

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