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Bille August

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Also Known As: Died:
Born: November 9, 1948 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Brede, , DK Profession: Director ...
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1977:
Director of photography on "Hemat i Natten"
1978:
Directed first short, "Kim G"
1978:
Feature directing and screenwriting debut, "Honning Maane/Honeymoon"
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Returned to cinematography for several years
1983:
Directed second feature film, "Zappa"
1986:
August's film, "Twist and Shout" (1985), is released in the United States
1991:
Directed first English-language feature, "The House of the Spirits"
1992:
Directed two episodes of the ABC adventure series, "The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles"
1997:
Helmed "Smilla's Sense of Snow"
1998:
Directed the unexceptional remake of "Les Miserables"
2001:
Returned to form with "A Song for Martin," detailing the effect of Alzheimer's disease on a married couple
2005:
Helmed "Return to Sender" (2005)
2007:
Directed "Goodbye Bafana" a film about the relationship between Nelson Mandela and James Gregory, his censor officer and prison guard; based on the book <i>Goodbye Bafana: Nelson Mandela, My Prisoner, My Friend</i> by James Gregory

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