Rasmus Breistein Net Worth
Rasmus Breistein made money by Directors niche. For all time, at the moment, 2016 year, Rasmus Breistein earned $54 Million. Exact sum is $54000000.
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Birth date: November 16, 1890, Asane, Bergen, Norway
Death date: October 16, 1976, Norway
Birth place: Asane, Norway
Profession: Director, Writer, Producer
Wikipedia Source: Rasmus Breistein
Rasmus Breistein made his mark in the annals of Norwegian cinema history in more ways than one. Most importantly he played a huge part in the period 1920-1930, that later was known as the national breakthrough for Norwegian films. Until 1920, ironically the only dramatization of Norwegian literature was made by Swedish and Danish filmmakers, a trend that shifted when Breistein made his debut as a feature filmmaker and screenwriter with 1920s Fante-Anne, based on a story by Norwegian writer Kristofer Janson. Historians would later claim that Fante-Anne marked the true beginning for the serious and dedicated Norwegian film-industry. It was in the 1920s that the Norwegian film industry started to get a self-awareness that would also lead to a wave of respected stage actors finally taking a leap into the art of moving pictures, and thereby helping to improve the productions. It was considered quite a historical feat when Breistein got his Fante-Anne cast with professional stage actors from Det Norske Teatret. The days when theatres looked down upon the new media was over, and Breistein helped play a part by directing som of the best Norwegian movies of the decade, and even challenging and finally weakening the powerful Swedish film industrys grip on the Norwegian public. After the invention of sound Breistein would seal his reputation as a popular director with classical box-office hits such as Ungen and Trysil-Knut. His documentary features Jorden rundt på- to timer and Tirich Mir til topps are considered classics in the history of Norwegian documentary filmmaking. Jorden rundt på- to timer was also the first Norwegian feature in color. The latter, Tirich Mir til topps was shot on location in Pakistan, and would prove to be the last production from Breistein, who subsequently retired from the industry all-together. He lived on for another 24 years, earning much admiration and respect from his colleagues, before passing away in 1976 at the age of 86.