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Nikolaj Frobenius

    Screenwriter and novelist Nikolaj Frobenius (b. 1965) made his international breakthrough on the silver screen with the thriller classic Insomnia (1997), written by Frobenius and directed by Erik Skjoldbjærg. Insomnia received high praise internationally, and in 2002 Christopher Nolan turned it into a major Hollywood movie starring Al Pacino, Robin Williams and Hilary Swank.

    Frobenius is also the writer of the successful and award-winning feature films Dragonfly (2001) and Sons of Norway (2011), the latter of which is an adaptation of his own novel, the semi-autobiographical Theory and Praxis.

    In 2013, Frobenius reunited with director Erik Skjoldbjærg to work on the dark thriller Pioneer, an unsettling account of an oil extraction project in the early eighties and the corruption that tainted it.

    Frobenius is one of the writers (story by) behind the anticipated feature film Congo, based on the true story about the two Norwegians who were charged with the killing of their driver in Congo, leading to an unsolvable political and diplomatic crisis. Congo has its Norway premiere in October 2018.

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