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Mikael Hafstrom

Mikael Hafstrom

Mikael Hafstrom most recently directed John Cusack, Ken Wattanabe and Jeffrey Dean Morgan in the period feature Shanghai, which revolves around an American expatriot who returns to Shanghai in the months before Pearl Harbor to solve the mystery of his friend's death. Håfström previously directed Cusack in the thriller 1408 and Clive Owen and Jennifer Aniston in the suspense drama Derailed.

Håfström is an acclaimed Swedish director whose previous writing/directing credits include the gripping coming of age drama Evil, which was nominated for an Academy Award in 2004 for Best Foreign Language film and won Sweden's Guldbagge Award for Best Direction and Best Screenplay. His credits in his native country also include the thriller Drowning Ghost, and the drama Days Like This, which brought him a Guldbagge Award for Best Screenplay, as well as a nomination for Best Direction. His films have also been invited to festivals around the world.

Håfström began his career in the late 1980's as an assistant director on several Swedish television movies, eventually writing and directing for television. He made his feature film directorial debut on the action thriller Vendetta. His additional writing credits include the action comedy Kopps.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2011.

Mikael Hafstrom Facts

Birth Name Jan Mikael Håfström
OccupationDirector
BirthdayJuly 1, 1960 (57)
SignCancer
BirthplaceLund, Sweden

Selected Filmography

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