Jorn Donner

Director, Screenwriter, Producer
Leading figure of the Finnish cinema ever since the release of his first feature as a director, "A Sunday in September" (1963). Donner's films range from documentaries to melodramas with, for the most part, his more ... Read more »
Born: 02/04/1933 in Finland

Filmography

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Regina Ja Miehet 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Border 2007 (Movie)

(Producer)

Seitseman Iaulua Tundralta 2000 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Faceless Man 1994 (Movie)

(Producer)

Paradise America 1990 (Movie)

(Producer)

Brev Fran Sverige 1986 (Movie)

(Editor)

Brev Fran Sverige 1986 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Brev Fran Sverige 1986 (Movie)

(Producer)

Brev Fran Sverige 1986 (Movie)

(Director)

Riisuminen 1985 (Movie)

(Producer)

After the Rehearsal 1984 (Movie)

(Producer)

Angelan Sota/Angelas Krig 1983 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Angelan Sota/Angelas Krig 1983 (Movie)

Gabriel (Actor)

Angelan Sota/Angelas Krig 1983 (Movie)

(Source Material (from novel))

Dirty Story 1983 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Dirty Story 1983 (Movie)

(Producer)

Dirty Story 1983 (Movie)

(Director)

Eishockey-Fieber 1982 (Movie)

(Actor)

Fanny and Alexander 1982 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Ingenjor Andrees Luftfard 1982 (Movie)

(Producer)

Yhdeksan Tapaa Lahestya Helsinkia 1981 (Movie)

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Yhdeksan Tapaa Lahestya Helsinkia 1981 (Movie)

(Editor)

Yhdeksan Tapaa Lahestya Helsinkia 1981 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Yhdeksan Tapaa Lahestya Helsinkia 1981 (Movie)

(Producer)

Yhdeksan Tapaa Lahestya Helsinkia 1981 (Movie)

(Director)

Frigetens Murar 1978 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Man kan inte Valdtas 1978 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Man kan inte Valdtas 1978 (Movie)

(Producer)

Man kan inte Valdtas 1978 (Movie)

(Director)

Mannen i skuggan 1978 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Slumrande toner 1978 (Movie)

(Producer)

Bluff Stop 1977 (Movie)

(Producer)

Tabu 1977 (Movie)

(Producer)

Hemat i Natten 1976 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Langt borta och nara 1976 (Movie)

(Producer)

Drommen om Amerika 1975 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Tre Scener Med Ingmar Bergman 1974 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Tre Scener Med Ingmar Bergman 1974 (Movie)

(Producer)

Tre Scener Med Ingmar Bergman 1974 (Movie)

(Director)

Baksmalla 1973 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Baksmalla 1973 (Movie)

(Director)

Baksmalla 1973 (Movie)

Lasse (Actor)

Maa on Syntinen laulu 1973 (Movie)

(Producer)

Marja Pieni 1971 (Movie)

(Producer)

Tenderness 1971 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Tenderness 1971 (Movie)

(Director)

Perkele! 1970 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Perkele! 1970 (Movie)

(Director)

Anna 1969 (Movie)

(Director)

Anna 1969 (Movie)

(Producer)

Anna 1969 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Portraits of Women 1969 (Movie)

(Editor)

Portraits of Women 1969 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Portraits of Women 1969 (Movie)

(Director)

Portraits of Women 1969 (Movie)

(Actor)

Black on White 1967 (Movie)

(Editor)

Black on White 1967 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Black on White 1967 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Black on White 1967 (Movie)

(Director)

Black on White 1967 (Movie)

Juha Holm (Actor)

Adventure Starts Here 1965 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Adventure Starts Here 1965 (Movie)

(Director)

To Love 1963 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

To Love 1963 (Movie)

(Director)

A Sunday in September 1962 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

A Sunday in September 1962 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

Leading figure of the Finnish cinema ever since the release of his first feature as a director, "A Sunday in September" (1963). Donner's films range from documentaries to melodramas with, for the most part, his more "serious" work being made in Sweden and his more "commercial" work in Finland. He is also the author of "The Personal Vision of Ingmar Bergman" (1964) as well as numerous novels and political works. Donner was made managing director of the Swedish Film Institute in 1978 and is a member of the Finnish parliament. Married to Harriet Andersson, who has appeared in a number of his films.

EDUCATION

Helsinki University

Helsinki University

Milestones

1978

Named president of Swedish Film Institute

1966

First feature as producer, "Kapy selan alla/Skin, Skin"

1963

Feature film directing debut, "A Sunday in September"

1959

As a conscientious objector, worked as civilian hospital orderly in place of military service

1957

Co-founded Finnish Film Archive

1954

Short film directing debut, "Aamua kaupungissa/Morning in the City"

Worked as a film critic during the 1950s

Bonus Trivia

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Donner's Swedish film "Baksmalla/Hangover" (1973) is a more frankly sexual remake, with another cast, of his own Finnish film "Hellyys/Tenderness" (1972). In England this later version was released as "Sexier than Sex," with the directing credit going to the cinematographer and editor and Donner, who acted in both versions, receiving performance credit under the pseudonym Bjorn Thunder.

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