Pål Bang-Hansen dies at 72

Pål Bang-Hansen

Pål Bang-Hansen

Norwegian actor, director and film critic/journalist Pål Bang-Hansen died on March 25, aged 72.

One of Norway’s most used child actors – he had his break in Arne Skouen’s Gategutter (1949) – Bang-Hansen was set to become an architect or art historian. Instead he went to film school in Rome.

Between 1966-1979 he made six features – his debut, Script in Snow (Skrift i sne), was selected for competition in Berlin, his last was the strongly political, The Crown Prince (Kronprinsen/1979).

For more than 40 years he was NRK’s Mr Cinema – the film expert of Norway’s public broadcaster, reporting equally enthusiastically from the festival in Cannes (which he visited 45 times) and local Haugesund.

Source: Norwegian Film Institute

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