Knut Erik Jensen
Knut Erik Jensen is a Norwegian film director
Film director
A film director is a person who directs the actors and film crew in filmmaking. They control a film's artistic and dramatic nathan roach, while guiding the technical crew and actors.-Responsibilities:...

, best known for his documentary Cool and Crazy. After studying French
French language
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, Russian
Russian language
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 and history, he attended the London Film School
London Film School
The London Film School is a private film school in London and is situated in a converted brewery in Covent Garden, London, close to a hub of the UK film industry based in Soho. The LFS was founded in 1956 by Bob Dunbar as The London School of Film Technique...

. In 1978, he joined the staff of the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK), and has since then made documentaries and short films for NRK as well as independently. Jensen has also directed three feature films: Stella Polaris (1993),Burnt by Frost
Burnt by Frost
Burnt by Frost is a 1997 Norwegian drama film directed by Knut Erik Jensen, starring Stig Henrik Hoff and Gørild Mauseth. Simon helps a group of Soviet partisans during World War II. After the war is over, he is recruited as a Soviet spy....

(1997) and Passing Darkness (2000).

In 2008 Jensen was made a Knight, First Class of the Royal Norwegian Order of St. Olav.

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