Espen Sandberg

Espen Sandberg is a Norwegian film director and advertising producer, well known to work with his childhood friend Joachim Rønning on several projects such as Bandidas (2006), Max Manus (2008), Kon-Tiki (2012) and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017).

Kon-Tiki (2012)

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The true story about legendary explorer Thor Heyerdahl and his epic crossing of the Pacific on a balsa wood raft in 1947, in an effort to prove it was possible for South Americans to settle in Polynesia in pre-Columbian times.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joachim Rønning  •  Espen Sandberg
CAST:  Pål Sverre Hagen  •  Anders Baasmo Christiansen  •  Gustaf Skarsgård  •  Odd-Magnus Williamson

The true story about legendary explorer Thor Heyerdahl and his epic crossing of the Pacific on a balsa wood raft in 1947, in an effort to prove it was possible for South Americans to settle in Polynesia in pre-Columbian times.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joachim Rønning  •  Espen Sandberg
CAST:  Pål Sverre Hagen  •  Anders Baasmo Christiansen  •  Gustaf Skarsgård  •  Odd-Magnus Williamson

Bandidas (2006)

Set in the late 19th century. When a ruthless robber baron takes away everything they cherish, a rough-and-tumble, idealistic peasant and a sophisticated heiress embark on a quest for justice, vengeance…and a few good heists.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joachim Rønning  •  Espen Sandberg
CAST:  Penélope Cruz  •  Salma Hayek  •  Dwight Yoakam  •  Steve Zahn

Set in the late 19th century. When a ruthless robber baron takes away everything they cherish, a rough-and-tumble, idealistic peasant and a sophisticated heiress embark on a quest for justice, vengeance…and a few good heists.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joachim Rønning  •  Espen Sandberg
CAST:  Penélope Cruz  •  Salma Hayek  •  Dwight Yoakam  •  Steve Zahn

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017)

Thrust into an all-new adventure, a down-on-his-luck Capt. Jack Sparrow feels the winds of ill-fortune blowing even more strongly when deadly ghost sailors led by his old nemesis, the evil Capt. Salazar, escape from the Devil's Triangle. Jack's only hope of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joachim Rønning  •  Espen Sandberg
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Javier Bardem  •  Brenton Thwaites  •  Kaya Scodelario

Thrust into an all-new adventure, a down-on-his-luck Capt. Jack Sparrow feels the winds of ill-fortune blowing even more strongly when deadly ghost sailors led by his old nemesis, the evil Capt. Salazar, escape from the Devil's Triangle. Jack's only hope of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joachim Rønning  •  Espen Sandberg
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Javier Bardem  •  Brenton Thwaites  •  Kaya Scodelario

Max Manus: Man of War (2008)

Max Manus is a Norwegian 2008 biographic war film based on the real events of the life of resistance fighter Max Manus (1914–96), after his contribution in the Winter War against the Soviet Union. The story follows Manus through the outbreak of World War II in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joachim Rønning  •  Espen Sandberg
CAST:  Aksel Hennie  •  Agnes Kittelsen  •  Nicolai Cleve Broch  •  Knut Joner

Max Manus is a Norwegian 2008 biographic war film based on the real events of the life of resistance fighter Max Manus (1914–96), after his contribution in the Winter War against the Soviet Union. The story follows Manus through the outbreak of World War II in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joachim Rønning  •  Espen Sandberg
CAST:  Aksel Hennie  •  Agnes Kittelsen  •  Nicolai Cleve Broch  •  Knut Joner

Amundsen (2019)

The story of Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen, the leader of the first expedition to reach the South Pole in 1911, and the first person to reach both the North and South Poles in 1926. Follows his all-consuming drive as a polar explorer and the tragedy he brought ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Espen Sandberg
CAST:  Pål Sverre Hagen  •  Katherine Waterston  •  Christian Rubeck  •  Trond Espen Seim

The story of Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen, the leader of the first expedition to reach the South Pole in 1911, and the first person to reach both the North and South Poles in 1926. Follows his all-consuming drive as a polar explorer and the tragedy he brought ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Espen Sandberg
CAST:  Pål Sverre Hagen  •  Katherine Waterston  •  Christian Rubeck  •  Trond Espen Seim