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Kari Peter Conrad von Bagh
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Peter von Bagh in June 2009
Born(29 August 1943-Expression error: Unrecognized word "august".-{{{day}}})Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{"., Expression error: Unrecognized word "august".Expression error: Unrecognized word "august".Expression error: Unrecognized word "august". (age 78)
Died17 September 2014
OccupationMovie historian, writer, director

Kari Peter Conrad von Bagh (29 August 1943 – 17 September 2014) was a Finnish movie historian, writer and director. He worked as the head of the Finnish Film Archive and directed many movie festivals. He was the editor-in-chief of Filmihullu magazine.

From 2001 until his death, he had been the artistic director of the Il Cinema Ritrovato in Bologna, Italy. In 2004, he was a member of the jury in the competition category of the Cannes Film Festival.

Early life and career

Von Bagh was born in Helsinki. He graduated from the University of Helsinki. in 1970. He also was a professor at many other universities across Finland, teaching movie history.

Von Bagh died after a long illness on 17 September 2014 in Helsinki. He was 71.[1]


  1. Vishnevetsky, Ignatiy (22 September 2014). "R.I.P. Peter von Bagh, the movie buff’s movie buff". The A.V. Club. Retrieved 22 September 2014. 

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