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Olivier Dahan is a Director and Scriptwriter French born on 26 june 1967 at La Ciotat (France)

Olivier Dahan

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Nationality France
Birth 26 june 1967 (51 years) at La Ciotat (France)

Olivier Dahan (born June 26, 1967) is a French film director and screenwriter. His third directed film, La Vie En Rose, was one of the only French cinema films ever to win two Academy Awards, including the first acting Oscar in the French language.

Biography

In 1991, Olivier Dahan received a diploma in art at the Art school of Marseille, then shot several short subjects and clips.

In the beginning of 2004, he decided to shoot a film on the life of the French singer Édith Piaf. The film was a success and the actress Marion Cotillard won the Academy Award for Best Actress. Upon accepting the award, she credited Olivier Dahan, for changing her life in whole and as an actress.

In the afterwards of the Academy Award ceremony, Olivier Dahan started to work on an English-language road movie named My Own Love Song released on April 7, 2010.

Best films

La Vie en rose (2007)
(Director)
Un sac de billes (2017)
(Director)
Le Petit Poucet (2001)
(Director)
Crimson Rivers II: Angels of the Apocalypse (2004)
(Director)
Les Seigneurs (2012)
(Director)

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Filmography of Olivier Dahan (10 films)

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Director

Un sac de billes, 1h53
Directed by Olivier Dahan, Christian Duguay
Origin France
Genres Drama, War
Themes Films about children, Histoire de France, L'Occupation allemande en France, La condition juive en France sous l'Occupation allemande
Actors Patrick Bruel, Elsa Zylberstein, Kev Adams, Christian Clavier, Bernard Campan, César Domboy
Rating73% 3.677013.677013.677013.677013.67701
Dans la France occupée, Maurice et Joseph, deux jeunes frères juifs, sont envoyés par leurs parents dans la zone libre, et font preuve de malice, de courage et d’ingéniosité pour échapper aux occupants et tenter de réunir leur famille à nouveau.
Grace of Monaco, 1h43
Directed by Olivier Dahan
Origin France
Genres Drama, Biography, Romance
Themes Politique, Political films, Films about royalty
Actors Nicole Kidman, Milo Ventimiglia, Parker Posey, Frank Langella, Tim Roth, Derek Jacobi
Rating57% 2.8522052.8522052.8522052.8522052.852205
Grace of Monaco is focused on former Hollywood star Grace Kelly's crisis of marriage and identity, during a dispute between Monaco's Prince Rainier III and France's Charles de Gaulle in 1962 as well as her considering a return to Hollywood to film Alfred Hitchcock's Marnie.
Les Seigneurs
Directed by Olivier Dahan
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Themes Sports films, Association football films
Actors José Garcia, Franck Dubosc, Jean-Pierre Marielle, Gad Elmaleh, Ramzy Bédia, JoeyStarr
Rating52% 2.635752.635752.635752.635752.63575
Patrick Orbéra, ancien grand footballeur est désormais alcoolique. Après une agression sur un arbitre sur le plateau de Téléfoot, il est contraint par la justice de trouver un emploi stable. Il est recruté comme entraîneur sur la petite île de Molène en Bretagne. Les amateurs viennent de se qualifier pour le 7e tour de la coupe de France. Face à l'amateurisme des joueurs, qui sont des employés de la conserverie locale, La Molénaise, menacée de fermeture, il décide de recruter ses anciens coéquipiers de l'équipe de France pour continuer l'aventure : Léandri veut monter une pièce de théâtre pour accepter de jouer, Ziani découvre qu'il a encore des fans, Berda sort de prison et intègre l'équipe pour échapper à ses anciens rivaux armés, Marandella quitte son nightclub à condition d'être nommé avant-centre et plus gardien, Weké fait croire à sa femme qu'il part en thalasso pour soigner ses problèmes cardiaques.
My Own Love Song
Directed by Olivier Dahan
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Medical-themed films, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Films about disabilities, Road movies
Actors Renée Zellweger, Forest Whitaker, Madeline Zima, Nick Nolte, Elias Koteas, Annie Parisse
Rating58% 2.904062.904062.904062.904062.90406
In Marysville, Kansas, a paralyzed former singer, Jane, argues with her stuttering friend Joey about his belief that he can talk to the invisible world. One day, as she's out for some physiotherapy treatment, he messes up her house while searching for a book about angels that he has lent her but that she has not read. Frightening the neighbors, he is taken by the police to a hospital, where an angry Jane briefly visits.
La Vie en rose, 2h15
Directed by Olivier Dahan
Origin France
Genres Drama, Biography, Musical theatre, Musical, Romance
Themes Circus films, Medical-themed films, Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Films about disabilities, La cécité
Actors Marion Cotillard, Gérard Depardieu, Sylvie Testud, Pascal Greggory, Emmanuelle Seigner, Jean-Pierre Martins
Rating75% 3.7993753.7993753.7993753.7993753.799375
The film is structured as a largely non-linear series of key events from the life of Édith Piaf. The film begins with elements from her childhood, and at the end with the events prior to and surrounding her death, poignantly juxtaposed by a performance of her song, "Non, je ne regrette rien".
Crimson Rivers II: Angels of the Apocalypse, 1h40
Directed by Olivier Dahan
Origin France
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Films about religion
Actors Jean Reno, Benoît Magimel, Christopher Lee, Johnny Hallyday, Camille Natta, Serge Riaboukine
Rating59% 2.9509652.9509652.9509652.9509652.950965
After a body is found in the walls of a French monastery, Commissioner Niemans, played by Jean Reno, teams up with Detective Reda, played by Benoit Magimel, who is already investigating a murder of his own. As with the first movie, the pair's investigations intertwine and soon they are looking at a giant conspiracy involving a secretive group of monks on amphetamines led by Heinrich von Garten, played by Christopher Lee, searching for a treasure hidden by King Lothair II somewhere near the Maginot Line. Reno and Magimel are joined by a religious specialist called Marie, played by Camille Natta.
La vie promise, 1h33
Directed by Olivier Dahan
Origin France
Genres Drama
Actors Isabelle Huppert, Pascal Greggory, Maud Forget, André Marcon, Fabienne Babe, Volker Marek
Rating61% 3.0514853.0514853.0514853.0514853.051485
Sylvia, a not-so-young woman, is working as a prostitute in Nice. She has a painful relationship with her daughter, Laurence. When two pimps attack Sylvia in her apartment, Laurence stabs one of them, perhaps fatally, to defend her mother. Sylvia and Laurence go on the run. They begin a journey as hitchhikers, first trying to track down Sylvia’s first husband, Piotr, who had a son with her, eight years ago. Sylvia desperately hopes to resume her marriage with Piotr. Sylvia and Laurence cross paths with Joshua, a man out on bail who decides not to return to prison and is trying to avoid the police. Joshua drives off with Sylvia's handbag by mistake. Sylvia and Laurence also separate. Sylvia continues her search for Piotr, occasionally trading sex in exchange for rides, and sometimes on foot to the point of collapse. Sylvia eventually discovers that Piotr has moved from the village where they used to live. After long, painful wanderings, Sylvia, Joshua and Laurence eventually reunite. Sylvia still wants to track down Piotr. A visit to Sylvia's grandparents leads them to the burned-out house where Sylvia once lived with Piotr. Sylvia eventually finds Piotr and her son, but Piotr has found a new, young wife, who is expecting a daughter. Sylvia leaves them to their lives together. She returns to Laurence and Joshua, who has indicated a desire to go his separate way. He does, but returns. Sylvia, Laurence and Joshua leave France together.
Le Petit Poucet, 1h30
Directed by Olivier Dahan
Origin France
Genres Drama, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Inspiré de l'univers des contes et légendes, Films about children, Films about magic and magicians
Actors Romane Bohringer, Samy Naceri, Catherine Deneuve, Élodie Bouchez, Théodule Carré-Cassaigne, Hanna Berthaut
Rating52% 2.6149252.6149252.6149252.6149252.614925
Le Petit Poucet est une adaptation cinématographique d'un conte de Charles Perrault, racontant ici les aventures d'un jeune garçon et de ses frères abandonnés dans la forêt par leurs parents, de pauvres bucherons.
Déjà mort, 1h48
Directed by Olivier Dahan
Origin France
Genres Drama, Crime
Themes La provence, Films about sexuality, Films about pornography
Actors Romain Duris, Benoît Magimel, Zoé Félix, Clément Sibony, Isaac Sharry, Carlo Brandt
Rating60% 3.003023.003023.003023.003023.00302
Laure a vingt ans, elle est belle, elle veut réussir. Follement amoureux d'elle, Andréa la présente à David et Romain, deux flambeurs de Nice. Ils ont monté une agence de photos érotiques, et Laure pourra certainement leur rapporter beaucoup. Entre rêve et cauchemar, Laure et Andréa vont s'éblouir d'argent facile, de sexe et de cocaïne, pour se retrouver enfermés dans un piège doré…
Frères : La Roulette rouge, 1h3
Directed by Olivier Dahan
Genres Drama
Actors Samy Naceri, Romain Duris, Saïd Taghmaoui
Rating58% 2.929592.929592.929592.929592.92959
Le jeune Zakari vit dans une cité de banlieue. Il tue par accident un de ses amis et doit fuir, poursuivi par les « grands frères. » Sa sœur, Max-Laure, une droguée, cherche de la drogue puis tente de retrouver son frère. Pendant ce temps, le frère de Zakari joue à la « roulette rouge », une course automobile qui consiste à griller les feux rouges les plus dangereux.

Scriptwriter

Un sac de billes, 1h53
Directed by Olivier Dahan, Christian Duguay
Origin France
Genres Drama, War
Themes Films about children, Histoire de France, L'Occupation allemande en France, La condition juive en France sous l'Occupation allemande
Actors Patrick Bruel, Elsa Zylberstein, Kev Adams, Christian Clavier, Bernard Campan, César Domboy
Rating73% 3.677013.677013.677013.677013.67701
Dans la France occupée, Maurice et Joseph, deux jeunes frères juifs, sont envoyés par leurs parents dans la zone libre, et font preuve de malice, de courage et d’ingéniosité pour échapper aux occupants et tenter de réunir leur famille à nouveau.
Les Seigneurs
Directed by Olivier Dahan
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Themes Sports films, Association football films
Actors José Garcia, Franck Dubosc, Jean-Pierre Marielle, Gad Elmaleh, Ramzy Bédia, JoeyStarr
Roles Adaptation
Rating52% 2.635752.635752.635752.635752.63575
Patrick Orbéra, ancien grand footballeur est désormais alcoolique. Après une agression sur un arbitre sur le plateau de Téléfoot, il est contraint par la justice de trouver un emploi stable. Il est recruté comme entraîneur sur la petite île de Molène en Bretagne. Les amateurs viennent de se qualifier pour le 7e tour de la coupe de France. Face à l'amateurisme des joueurs, qui sont des employés de la conserverie locale, La Molénaise, menacée de fermeture, il décide de recruter ses anciens coéquipiers de l'équipe de France pour continuer l'aventure : Léandri veut monter une pièce de théâtre pour accepter de jouer, Ziani découvre qu'il a encore des fans, Berda sort de prison et intègre l'équipe pour échapper à ses anciens rivaux armés, Marandella quitte son nightclub à condition d'être nommé avant-centre et plus gardien, Weké fait croire à sa femme qu'il part en thalasso pour soigner ses problèmes cardiaques.
My Own Love Song
Directed by Olivier Dahan
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Medical-themed films, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Films about disabilities, Road movies
Actors Renée Zellweger, Forest Whitaker, Madeline Zima, Nick Nolte, Elias Koteas, Annie Parisse
Roles Writer
Rating58% 2.904062.904062.904062.904062.90406
In Marysville, Kansas, a paralyzed former singer, Jane, argues with her stuttering friend Joey about his belief that he can talk to the invisible world. One day, as she's out for some physiotherapy treatment, he messes up her house while searching for a book about angels that he has lent her but that she has not read. Frightening the neighbors, he is taken by the police to a hospital, where an angry Jane briefly visits.
La Vie en rose, 2h15
Directed by Olivier Dahan
Origin France
Genres Drama, Biography, Musical theatre, Musical, Romance
Themes Circus films, Medical-themed films, Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Films about disabilities, La cécité
Actors Marion Cotillard, Gérard Depardieu, Sylvie Testud, Pascal Greggory, Emmanuelle Seigner, Jean-Pierre Martins
Rating75% 3.7993753.7993753.7993753.7993753.799375
The film is structured as a largely non-linear series of key events from the life of Édith Piaf. The film begins with elements from her childhood, and at the end with the events prior to and surrounding her death, poignantly juxtaposed by a performance of her song, "Non, je ne regrette rien".
La vie promise, 1h33
Directed by Olivier Dahan
Origin France
Genres Drama
Actors Isabelle Huppert, Pascal Greggory, Maud Forget, André Marcon, Fabienne Babe, Volker Marek
Roles Writer
Rating61% 3.0514853.0514853.0514853.0514853.051485
Sylvia, a not-so-young woman, is working as a prostitute in Nice. She has a painful relationship with her daughter, Laurence. When two pimps attack Sylvia in her apartment, Laurence stabs one of them, perhaps fatally, to defend her mother. Sylvia and Laurence go on the run. They begin a journey as hitchhikers, first trying to track down Sylvia’s first husband, Piotr, who had a son with her, eight years ago. Sylvia desperately hopes to resume her marriage with Piotr. Sylvia and Laurence cross paths with Joshua, a man out on bail who decides not to return to prison and is trying to avoid the police. Joshua drives off with Sylvia's handbag by mistake. Sylvia and Laurence also separate. Sylvia continues her search for Piotr, occasionally trading sex in exchange for rides, and sometimes on foot to the point of collapse. Sylvia eventually discovers that Piotr has moved from the village where they used to live. After long, painful wanderings, Sylvia, Joshua and Laurence eventually reunite. Sylvia still wants to track down Piotr. A visit to Sylvia's grandparents leads them to the burned-out house where Sylvia once lived with Piotr. Sylvia eventually finds Piotr and her son, but Piotr has found a new, young wife, who is expecting a daughter. Sylvia leaves them to their lives together. She returns to Laurence and Joshua, who has indicated a desire to go his separate way. He does, but returns. Sylvia, Laurence and Joshua leave France together.