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Claude Berri

Claude Berri (1 July 1934 – 12 January 2009) was a French film director, writer, producer, actor and distributor. Born Claude Beri Langmann in Paris, Berri was the son of Jewish immigrant parents. His mother, Beila (née Bercu), was from Romania, and his father, Hirsch Langmann, was a furrier from Poland. His sister was the screenwriter and editor Arlette Langmann. Berri won the "Best Film" BAFTA for Jean de Florette, and was also nominated for twelve César Awards, though he never won. Berri also won the Oscar for Best Short Film for Le Poulet at the 38th Academy Awards in 1966, and produced Roman Polanski's Tess which was nominated for Best Picture in 1981. Internationally, however, two films in 1986 overshadow all his other achievements. Jean de Florette and its sequel Manon des Sources were huge hits. In 1991, his film Uranus was entered into the 41st Berlin International Film Festival. Six years later, his film Lucie Aubrac was entered into the 47th Berlin International Film Festival. In 2003, he was elected President of the Cinémathèque Française where he obtained enough state subsidies to cover the costs of its resurgence at its new site in the rue de Bercy. Berri's wife, Anne-Marie Rassam, committed suicide in 1997, jumping from the apartment of Isabelle Adjani's mother. Berri and Rassam had two children: actor Julien Rassam and actor and film producer Thomas Langmann. Berri died of a stroke, in Paris, aged 74. After his death, a group of nine works by Robert Ryman, Ad Reinhardt, Giorgio Morandi, Richard Serra and Lucio Fontana was promised to the Centre Pompidou in Paris in lieu of tax. But the heirs of the film director finally sold them through French art dealer Philippe Ségalot for about €50 million to Qatar. Source: Article "Claude Berri" from Wikipedia in english, licensed under CC-BY-SA 3.0.

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Jul 1, 1934 In Paris, France
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Les Jeux dangereux 1958-12-19
Latest Project:
Series Un film et son époque 2013-01-16
Known For
Poster of Un film et son époque
Poster of Hard Off
Poster of Vivement dimanche
Poster of Catherine Deneuve by Chance, or, A Certain Blondeness
Series Un film et son époque Self 2013-01-16
Movie To Be... A Classic Unknown 2012-01-01
Movie On the Trail of the New Wave Unknown 2009-03-14
Movie Happily Ever After le père de Vincent 2004-08-25
Movie Tess: From Novel to Screen Interviewee 2004-09-28
Movie François Truffaut, une autobiographie Himself 2004-10-01
Movie Filming Tess Interviewee 2004-09-28
Movie The Car Keys Producteur 2003-12-10
Movie Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatra Portrait painter of Cléopâtre 2002-01-30
Movie Va Savoir (Who Knows?) Librarian 2001-09-28
Movie Hard Off Claude Langmann 1999-05-17
Series Vivement dimanche Self 1998-09-20
Movie Germinal Narrator (voice) (uncredited) 1993-09-29
Movie Stan the Flasher Stan Goldberg 1990-03-07
Series Les Nuls, l'émission Self 1990-10-13
Series Nulle Part Ailleurs Self 1987-08-31
Movie The Wounded Man Le client 1983-05-25
Movie Catherine Deneuve by Chance, or, A Certain Blondeness Unknown 1978-09-18
Movie Male of the Century Unknown 1975-03-12
Movie Sex Shop Claude 1972-10-25
Movie Le Cinéma de papa Claude Langmann adulte 1971-02-10
Movie Marry Me! Marry Me! Claude 1968-09-18
Movie Line of Demarcation Chef de famille juif 1966-05-25
Movie The Sleeping Car Murder Unknown 1965-11-17
Movie Janine Claude 1962-01-01
Movie Greed Unknown 1962-03-07
Movie Please, Not Now! Bernard 1961-04-19
Movie My Baby Is Black! Dauber 1961-03-01
Movie The Good Girls André, young soldier 1960-04-22
Movie Zazie dans le Métro Waiter (uncredited) 1960-10-28
Movie La Vérité Georges 1960-11-02
Movie I Spit on Your Grave David 1959-06-26
Movie Les Jeux dangereux Un jeune 1958-12-19