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From the Flanders (i) magazine

The Fall Guy

Jakob Verbruggen jokes that he owes his chance to direct BBC television series The Fall to the Danes and the Swedes. ‘I have to thank The Killing and the Scandinavians’, he says. What he means is that the British television industry is opening up.

Text Ian Mundell | Portrait Bart Dewaele

Jakob Verbruggen'There is an interest in the European way of filmmaking,' he explains. 'The Americans like European directors for their  big genre films, because they have a fresh approach, and I think that the British, inspired by what they see coming from the Scandinavian countries, are trying to refresh their  television drama. They want a fresh look, a fresh visual style and I think that's why they got me on board.'

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Published on Monday 13 May 2013

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