BIFF 2018: 26. september - 4. oktober
Norwegian documentary - Competition

The Emperor

ORIGINAL TITLE:
Keiseren
Norge / 2014 / 56 min.
LANGUAGE:
Norsk
UNDERTEKSTER:
Uten
CAST:
Brynjar Stautland
DIRECTOR:
Lars Skorpen
WRITER:
Hans Mjelva
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Sjur Aarthun
PRODUCER:
Lene Løtvedt
The emperor of Bergen

Hilmar Reksten was the wealthiest man in Norway and a self-proclaimed emperor. A man of humble origins who became one of the biggest shipping magnates in the world, Reksten was a both beloved and controversial figure. The population of Bergen remembers him as a patriot and a philanthropist, while the rest of the country remembers him as the man who made the state put up hundreds of millions in guarantees in order to keep his company afloat - all the while having a hidden fortune stashed away abroad.

 

Meet director Lars Skorpen during both screenings at BIFF.

 

Lars Skorpen

Lars Skorpen (Norway, 1960)

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