Erik Poppe (b. 1960) is one of the most accomplished directors in Scandinavia. He grew up in Portugal and Norway. His films are characterized by a strong script, strong acting ensembles and impressive camera work. He has directed several films, among others Troubled Water (2008), 1,000 Times Good Night (2013), The King’s Choice (2016) and Utøya: July 22. The King’s Choice was the Norwegian oscar submission in 2017.