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Pitof is a Director, Scriptwriter and Visual Effects Supervisor French born on 4 july 1957 at Paris (France)

Pitof

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Birth name Jean-Christophe Comar
Nationality France
Birth 4 july 1957 (61 years) at Paris (France)

Jean-Christophe "Pitof" Comar (born 4 July 1957) is a French visual effects supervisor and director notable for Vidocq and Catwoman.

Biography

Pitof démarre en 1976 une carrière d’assistant réalisateur et monteur sur films, de publicités comme « Hommage à Jessie Owens et Carl Lewis » qui lui vaut le Podium d’or (Mifed 1996) et la Théière d’or (Imagina 1996), d’habillage visuel pour la chaîne La Cinq avec Jean-Paul Goude et de clips pour Jean-Baptiste Mondino, Jean-Paul Goude, Marc Caro, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Lars Von Trier, Philippe Decouflé, Jean-Jacques Beineix, Jan Kounen, Jean-Marie Poiré, Thierry Lhermitte, Gérard Pirès, Jean Marie Perrier, Alain Chabat, Wim Wenders, Étienne Chatilliez ou Claude Miller.

Au sein de Duran Duboi, dont il est un des fondateurs, Pitof initie le développement d’un logiciel d’effet spéciaux pour le cinéma et collabore avec Bertrand Tavernier, Yves Robert, Étienne Chatilliez, Laurent Boutonnat, Jean-Marie Poiré (Les visiteurs), Gérard Oury (La soif de l'or, Fantôme avec chauffeur), Gérard Jugnot (Casque bleu !, Fallait pas), Alain Chabat (Didier), Luc Besson (Jeanne d'Arc) ou Claude Zidi (Astérix et Obélix contre César).

Il obtient le Grand prix technique au Festival de Cannes 1994 pour son travail sur Grosse Fatigue de Michel Blanc et la médaille de chevalier des Arts et Lettres.

En 1997, il est réalisateur deuxième équipe sur Alien, la résurrection (Alien Resurrection) de Jean-Pierre Jeunet dont il signe aussi les effets spéciaux. C'est leur troisième collaboration après Delicatessen et La Cité des enfants perdus.

Le 19 septembre 2001 sort Vidocq, présenté comme le premier film en numérique haute définition au monde et son premier long métrage en tant que réalisateur qui reçoit le Méliès d’Argent à Porto 2001, 5 prix au festival de Sitges 2001, (Meilleur film, Citizen Kane Award du meilleur Réalisateur, Meilleurs effets spéciaux, Meilleure musique, Meilleurs maquillages).

En 2004, il réalise Catwoman, avec Halle Berry et Sharon Stone.

Best films

Alien: Resurrection (1997)
(Visual Effects Supervisor)
Vidocq (2001)
(Director)

Usually with

Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Pitof (4 films)

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Director

Fire and Ice: The Dragon Chronicles, 1h24
Directed by Pitof
Origin Roumanie
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Films about dragons
Actors Amy Acker, Tom Wisdom, John Rhys-Davies, Arnold Vosloo, Oana Pellea, Răzvan Vasilescu
Rating44% 2.209282.209282.209282.209282.20928
Ruled by King Augustin, Carpia is a peaceful kingdom in a world inhabited by dragons and knights. The land's serenity is unexpectedly shattered by a Fire Dragon that spreads almighty fear and death amongst the kingdom's innocent people.
Catwoman
Catwoman (2004)
, 1h44
Directed by Pitof
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Crime
Themes Films about animals, Films about cats, Batman films, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Halle Berry, Benjamin Bratt, Sharon Stone, Lambert Wilson, Frances Conroy, Alex Borstein
Rating33% 1.6582951.6582951.6582951.6582951.658295
Artist and graphics designer Patience Phillips (Halle Berry) is a meek people pleaser whose only support is her best friend Sally (Alex Borstein). She works for a cosmetics company called Hedare Beauty, which is ready to ship a new skin cream called Beau-Line, that is able to reverse the effects of aging. However, as Patience visits the factory where it is being manufactured, she overhears a discussion between the scientist, Dr. Ivan Slavicky (Peter Wingfield), and Laurel Hedare (Sharon Stone), the wife of company owner George Hedare (Lambert Wilson); speaking about the dangerous side effects from continued use of the product. Laurel's guards discover Patience and are ordered to dispose of her. Patience tries to escape using a conduit pipe, but the minions have it sealed and flush her out of it, drowning her. Lying washed up on the shore and lifeless, Patience is mysteriously brought back to life by an Egyptian Mau cat, who appeared at her apartment earlier, and from that moment on develops cat-like abilities.
Vidocq
Vidocq (2001)
, 1h33
Directed by Pitof
Origin France
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Crime
Themes Serial killer films, Steampunk films
Actors Gérard Depardieu, Guillaume Canet, Inés Sastre, André Dussollier, Moussa Maaskri, Édith Scob
Rating64% 3.2458153.2458153.2458153.2458153.245815
In 19th century Paris, the famed detective Vidocq (Gérard Depardieu) disappears while pursuing a murderer called the Alchemist.

Scriptwriter

Vidocq
Vidocq (2001)
, 1h33
Directed by Pitof
Origin France
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Crime
Themes Serial killer films, Steampunk films
Actors Gérard Depardieu, Guillaume Canet, Inés Sastre, André Dussollier, Moussa Maaskri, Édith Scob
Rating64% 3.2458153.2458153.2458153.2458153.245815
In 19th century Paris, the famed detective Vidocq (Gérard Depardieu) disappears while pursuing a murderer called the Alchemist.

Visual effects

Alien: Resurrection, 1h49
Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Action, Adventure, Horror
Themes Space adventure films, Dans l'espace, Films set in the future, Films about extraterrestrial life, Space opera, Films about extraterrestrial life, Robot films
Actors Sigourney Weaver, Winona Ryder, Ron Perlman, Dominique Pinon, Gary Dourdan, Michael Wincott
Roles Visual Effects Supervisor
Rating61% 3.098993.098993.098993.098993.09899
Two hundred years after the events of Alien 3, military scientists on the outer space vessel USM Auriga create a clone of Ellen Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) using DNA from blood samples taken before her death. They extract the embryo of an Alien queen that had been growing inside her at the time of her death, raise it, and collect its eggs for further use. The Ripley clone is kept alive for further study. As a result of her DNA being mixed with the Alien's DNA during the cloning process, she develops enhanced strength and reflexes, has acidic blood and a psychic link with the Aliens.