Hans Petter Moland

Hans Petter Moland (born 1955) is a Norwegian film director. Hans Petter was the first born son of Odd Moland and Sigrid Eid Moland, and has a younger brother named Morten Moland. He is a film graduate from Emerson College in the United States. When living in Boston Hans Petter met a college student Elizabeth (Lisa) Pacini whom he married, and later moved back to Norway with. When living in Norway he had three children; Nicolai (1985), Anna Marina (1987) and Max Emil (1989). In 1992 Hans Petter and Elizabeth got divorced. He later married Norwegian film artist Maria Sødahl and had three more children; Sara (1995), Lukas (1998) and Jack (2001). Hans Petter has been awarded prizes for his commercials at all major festivals, including Cannes, before he made his feature debut in 1993 with The Last Lieutenant. He followed up with Zero Kelvin (1995), Aberdeen (2000) and The Beautiful Country (2004), which was selected for Competition in Berlin. He also directed the short film United We Stand, which has been awarded prizes at several major film festivals. He is also well known for his collaboration and deep friendship with Swedish actor Stellan Skarsgård, having directed him in three movies; Zero Kelvin, Aberdeen and En ganske snill mann (2010). Regnskap was nominated for the Golden Bear at the 60th Berlin International Film Festival.

The Beautiful Country (2004)

After reuniting with his mother in Ho Chi Minh City, a family tragedy causes Binh to flee from Viet Nam to America. Landing in New York, Binh begins a road trip to Texas, where his American father is said to live.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hans Petter Moland
CAST:  Tim Roth  •  Nick Nolte  •  Bai Ling  •  Temuera Morrison

After reuniting with his mother in Ho Chi Minh City, a family tragedy causes Binh to flee from Viet Nam to America. Landing in New York, Binh begins a road trip to Texas, where his American father is said to live.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hans Petter Moland
CAST:  Tim Roth  •  Nick Nolte  •  Bai Ling  •  Temuera Morrison

Aberdeen (2000)

Kaisa is a Scot, a successful London lawyer, who snorts coke and has one-night stands with strangers. Her mother calls from Aberdeen with some story begging her to fly to Norway and collect her alcoholic dad whom she hasn't seen in years.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hans Petter Moland
CAST:  Stellan Skarsgård  •  Lena Headey  •  Charlotte Rampling  •  Louise Goodall

Kaisa is a Scot, a successful London lawyer, who snorts coke and has one-night stands with strangers. Her mother calls from Aberdeen with some story begging her to fly to Norway and collect her alcoholic dad whom she hasn't seen in years.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hans Petter Moland
CAST:  Stellan Skarsgård  •  Lena Headey  •  Charlotte Rampling  •  Louise Goodall

A Somewhat Gentle Man (2010)

After serving a 12-year sentence for killing the man that slept with his wife, a man ponders whether he should try and reconcile with his family, or take revenge on those who turned him in.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hans Petter Moland
CAST:  Stellan Skarsgård  •  Bjørn Floberg  •  Gard B. Eidsvold  •  Jorunn Kjellsby

After serving a 12-year sentence for killing the man that slept with his wife, a man ponders whether he should try and reconcile with his family, or take revenge on those who turned him in.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hans Petter Moland
CAST:  Stellan Skarsgård  •  Bjørn Floberg  •  Gard B. Eidsvold  •  Jorunn Kjellsby

Comrade Pedersen (2006)

A drama focused on Norwegian society in the 1970s, an era politically influenced by Marxism and Leninism.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hans Petter Moland
CAST:  Kristoffer Joner  •  Ane Dahl Torp  •  Jan Gunnar Røise  •  Stig Henrik Hoff

A drama focused on Norwegian society in the 1970s, an era politically influenced by Marxism and Leninism.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hans Petter Moland
CAST:  Kristoffer Joner  •  Ane Dahl Torp  •  Jan Gunnar Røise  •  Stig Henrik Hoff

Rottenetter (2009)

Stavanger is no longer a small fishing town on the West Coast of Norway. People are wealthier, the cars more expensive and the houses more luxurious. In the middle of this materialistic everyday reality is Jonny Kristiansen, an up and coming 25 year old broker. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arild Østin Ommundsen
CAST:  Christian Rubeck  •  Fridtjov Såheim  •  Kristoffer Joner  •  Silje Salomonsen

Stavanger is no longer a small fishing town on the West Coast of Norway. People are wealthier, the cars more expensive and the houses more luxurious. In the middle of this materialistic everyday reality is Jonny Kristiansen, an up and coming 25 year old broker. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arild Østin Ommundsen
CAST:  Christian Rubeck  •  Fridtjov Såheim  •  Kristoffer Joner  •  Silje Salomonsen

In Order of Disappearance (2014)

Upstanding community leader Nils has just won an award for "Citizen of the Year" when he learns the news that his son has died of a heroin overdose. Suspecting foul play, Nils begins to investigate, and soon finds himself at the center of an escalating underworld ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hans Petter Moland
CAST:  Stellan Skarsgård  •  Bruno Ganz  •  Kristofer Hivju  •  Jakob Oftebro

Upstanding community leader Nils has just won an award for "Citizen of the Year" when he learns the news that his son has died of a heroin overdose. Suspecting foul play, Nils begins to investigate, and soon finds himself at the center of an escalating underworld ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hans Petter Moland
CAST:  Stellan Skarsgård  •  Bruno Ganz  •  Kristofer Hivju  •  Jakob Oftebro

When Bubbles Burst (2012)

It is becoming increasingly difficult to protect ourselves from extreme financial volatility. This feature documentary will examine the mechanics behind bubbles and crashes, and discuss trends and visions for the future.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hans Petter Moland
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It is becoming increasingly difficult to protect ourselves from extreme financial volatility. This feature documentary will examine the mechanics behind bubbles and crashes, and discuss trends and visions for the future.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hans Petter Moland
CAST: 

Most People Live in China (2002)

A movie inspired by eight Norwegian political parties, written by six writers and directed by nine directors: a man gets a nasty surprise skinny dipping, a cow eats a cell phone, a lesbian couple loses a child, a blind girl sells dubious lottery tickets, a boy ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Morten Tyldum  •  Martin Asphaug  •  Hans Petter Moland  •  Thomas Robsahm  •  Terje Rangnes  •  Sara Johnsen  •  Arild Fröhlich  •  Magnus Martens  •  Ingebjørg Torgersen
CAST:  Ingar Helge Gimle  •  Kim Haugen  •  Bjarte Hjelmeland  •  Trond Høvik

A movie inspired by eight Norwegian political parties, written by six writers and directed by nine directors: a man gets a nasty surprise skinny dipping, a cow eats a cell phone, a lesbian couple loses a child, a blind girl sells dubious lottery tickets, a boy ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Morten Tyldum  •  Martin Asphaug  •  Hans Petter Moland  •  Thomas Robsahm  •  Terje Rangnes  •  Sara Johnsen  •  Arild Fröhlich  •  Magnus Martens  •  Ingebjørg Torgersen
CAST:  Ingar Helge Gimle  •  Kim Haugen  •  Bjarte Hjelmeland  •  Trond Høvik

United We Stand (2003)

Nine oldtimers come upon a young woman stuck in a swamp.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hans Petter Moland
CAST:  Ole-Jørgen Nilsen  •  Trond Høvik  •  Elin Sogn

Nine oldtimers come upon a young woman stuck in a swamp.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hans Petter Moland
CAST:  Ole-Jørgen Nilsen  •  Trond Høvik  •  Elin Sogn

The Last Lieutenant (1993)

Norwegian war drama. The old sea-captain retires, but the next day German WWII occupation of Norway begins. He then kisses his wife good-bye and is off to Army HQ. There he finds a lack of leadership and morale that offends him. They even laugh at him and his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hans Petter Moland
CAST:  Espen Skjønberg  •  Lars Andreas Larssen  •  Gard B. Eidsvold  •  Bjørn Sundquist

Norwegian war drama. The old sea-captain retires, but the next day German WWII occupation of Norway begins. He then kisses his wife good-bye and is off to Army HQ. There he finds a lack of leadership and morale that offends him. They even laugh at him and his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hans Petter Moland
CAST:  Espen Skjønberg  •  Lars Andreas Larssen  •  Gard B. Eidsvold  •  Bjørn Sundquist

Zero Kelvin (1995)

Larsen, an aspiring poet in '20s Oslo, leaves his girlfriend to spend a year as a trapper in East Greenland. There he is teamed with a seemingly rough old sailor/trapper, Randbæk, and a scientist, Holm. Trapped in a tiny hut together as the Arctic winter sets in, a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hans Petter Moland
CAST:  Stellan Skarsgård  •  Gard B. Eidsvold  •  Bjørn Sundquist  •  Camilla Martens

Larsen, an aspiring poet in '20s Oslo, leaves his girlfriend to spend a year as a trapper in East Greenland. There he is teamed with a seemingly rough old sailor/trapper, Randbæk, and a scientist, Holm. Trapped in a tiny hut together as the Arctic winter sets in, a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hans Petter Moland
CAST:  Stellan Skarsgård  •  Gard B. Eidsvold  •  Bjørn Sundquist  •  Camilla Martens

A Conspiracy of Faith (2016)

Denmark, 2016. A blurred note is found in a bottle that has traveled across the ocean for a long time. After deciphering the cryptic note, Department Q members follow a sinister trail that leads them to investigate a case that occurred in 2008. At the same time, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hans Petter Moland
CAST:  Nikolaj Lie Kaas  •  Fares Fares  •  Søren Pilmark  •  Johanne Louise Schmidt

Denmark, 2016. A blurred note is found in a bottle that has traveled across the ocean for a long time. After deciphering the cryptic note, Department Q members follow a sinister trail that leads them to investigate a case that occurred in 2008. At the same time, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hans Petter Moland
CAST:  Nikolaj Lie Kaas  •  Fares Fares  •  Søren Pilmark  •  Johanne Louise Schmidt

Out Stealing Horses (2019)

November 1999. 67-year-old Trond lives in new-found solitude and looks forward to spending New Year's Eve 2000 alone. As winter arrives he discovers he has a neighbor, a man Trond knew back in 1948, the summer he turned 15 and the summer Trond's father prepared him ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hans Petter Moland
CAST:  Stellan Skarsgård  •  Anders Baasmo Christiansen  •  Bjørn Floberg  •  Danica Ćurčić

November 1999. 67-year-old Trond lives in new-found solitude and looks forward to spending New Year's Eve 2000 alone. As winter arrives he discovers he has a neighbor, a man Trond knew back in 1948, the summer he turned 15 and the summer Trond's father prepared him ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hans Petter Moland
CAST:  Stellan Skarsgård  •  Anders Baasmo Christiansen  •  Bjørn Floberg  •  Danica Ćurčić

Cold Pursuit (2019)

The quiet family life of Nels Coxman, a snowplow driver, is upended after his son's murder. Nels begins a vengeful hunt for Viking, the drug lord he holds responsible for the killing, eliminating Viking's associates one by one. As Nels draws closer to Viking, his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hans Petter Moland
CAST:  Liam Neeson  •  Laura Dern  •  Emmy Rossum  •  Tom Bateman

The quiet family life of Nels Coxman, a snowplow driver, is upended after his son's murder. Nels begins a vengeful hunt for Viking, the drug lord he holds responsible for the killing, eliminating Viking's associates one by one. As Nels draws closer to Viking, his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hans Petter Moland
CAST:  Liam Neeson  •  Laura Dern  •  Emmy Rossum  •  Tom Bateman

Thug (2023)

An aging gangster attempts to reconnect with his children and rectify the mistakes in his past, but the criminal underworld won't loosen their grip willingly.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hans Petter Moland
CAST:  Liam Neeson  •  Ron Perlman  •  Daniel Diemer  •  Yolonda Ross

An aging gangster attempts to reconnect with his children and rectify the mistakes in his past, but the criminal underworld won't loosen their grip willingly.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hans Petter Moland
CAST:  Liam Neeson  •  Ron Perlman  •  Daniel Diemer  •  Yolonda Ross