Erik Poppe (born 24 June 1960) is a Norwegian film director, screenwriter and former cinematographer and press photographer. Poppe started his career as a photographer for the newspaper Verdens Gang. He graduated as a cinematographer at the Dramatiska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden in 1989, and had great success as a cinematographer for commercials. He was director of photography on Bent Hamer's film Eggs.
His first feature film as director was Schpaaa in 1998, followed by Hawaii, Oslo in 2004. His last film, deUSYNLIGE (English: Troubled Water), is the third and last film in his "Oslo" trilogy. Poppe is co-owner of Paradox Films.
Poppe is one of Norway’s most experienced directors of commercials and music videos, as well as short films and documentaries. He directed the first four episodes of the TV-drama Brigaden.
Troubled Water won the audience prize for best narrative feature film at the Hamptons International Film Festival in October 2008.
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