He was one of the founders and members of the Dogme95 project for creating movies without artificial technology or techniques.
Kragh-Jacobsen was a popular musician in Denmark before going to film school in Prague. After returning to Denmark, he directed and co-wrote television productions.
His first feature movie was Wanna See My Beautiful Navel? (1978). Then he made the successful Rubber Tarzan (1981), Thunderbirds (1983), Emma's Shadow (1988), Shower of Gold (1988), The Boys from St. Petri (1991), The Island on Bird Street (1997), and his international break-through, dogme No. 3 Mifune's Last Song (1999), and Skagerrak (2003). Mifune's Last Song won the Silver Bear – Special Jury Prize at the 49th Berlin International Film Festival. Skagerrak was entered into the 25th Moscow International Film Festival. He has done some commercials and Danish/Swedish television series.
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