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Drama-documentary which tells the story of Jacob A. Riis who emigrated from Denmark to USA and used photography to uncover the extreme poverty of New York in the early 20th century.

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Robert Fox (as Robert M. Fox)

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Robert Fox (as Robert M. Fox)
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Peter Stormare ... Jacob A. Riis (voice)
Anne Christine Löf Anne Christine Löf ... Elisabeth D. Riis (voice)
Anders Maugaard Jacobsen Anders Maugaard Jacobsen
Aage Gramm Aage Gramm
John Kindsby John Kindsby
Sasja Kornmod Jensen Sasja Kornmod Jensen
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Drama-documentary which tells the story of Jacob A. Riis who emigrated from Denmark to USA and used photography to uncover the extreme poverty of New York in the early 20th century.

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Sighing of admiration
15 August 2003 | by FinneSee all my reviews

What a fabulous drama-documentary! Very well done in all aspects and details. As I've never been interested in photography, Jacob Riis was unknown to me when I happened to see the program. In a matter of minutes I was captivated by his colourful and touching text, brilliantly brought out with every nuance by Peter Stormare, and those extraordinary photos. And such a GREAT idea to include pictures of today's "other half", that idea really made the message of Riis carry through to present day.

I've never seen a documentary like this. Absolutely 10/10 and I strongly recommend this program to EVERYONE!


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Country:

Denmark

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English

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18 February 2002 (Denmark) See more »

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Fotografen og præsidenten See more »

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