Petter Vennerød: – Farewell to the filmmaker Petter Vennerød

Petter Vennerød died on September 19 of Parkinson’s disease, the family has informed NTB.

He turned 72 years old.

On Thursday, the filmmaker was buried in Frogner church.

FROGNER CHURCH: During the funeral of Vennerød in Frogner church in Oslo. Photo: Ole Berg-Rusten / NTB
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During the funeral, his wife Karianne and his brother and sister gave a memorial speech, and the musical elements consisted of “Mysteriet deg” by Bjørn Eidsvåg and “My Way” by Paul Anka.

The coffin was carried out to the tunes of “Have a dream” by Svein Gundersen.

The filmmaker made a name for himself in the 1970s and beyond. He was responsible for the script, production and / or direction of a total of 14 films together with partner Svend Wam under the production company Mefistofilm.

PETTER VENNERØD: The filmmaker Petter Vennerød is in recent years perhaps best known for having created the series «Born in the wrong body», which was shown on TV 2 in 2014. Photo: Ole Berg-Rusten / NTB

PETTER VENNERØD: The filmmaker Petter Vennerød is in recent years perhaps best known for having created the series «Born in the wrong body», which was shown on TV 2 in 2014. Photo: Ole Berg-Rusten / NTB
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The Wam and Vennerød films had a critical angle towards the police, psychiatry and social services and towards the established.

Vennerød was also an actor in most of the films.

In recent years, Vennerød is perhaps best known for having created and directed the series “Born in the wrong body”, which was shown on TV 2 in 2014.

He has received several awards for his work, including in 2019 he was awarded Norwegian film’s highest award, the Amanda Committee’s honorary award.

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