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Abel Ferrara is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter, Producer and Editor American born on 19 july 1951 at New York City (USA)

Abel Ferrara

Abel Ferrara
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Nationality USA
Birth 19 july 1951 (67 years) at New York City (USA)

Abel Ferrara (born July 19, 1951) is an American film screenwriter and director. He is best known as an independent filmmaker of such films as The Driller Killer (1979), Ms. 45 (1981), King of New York (1990), Bad Lieutenant (1992) and The Funeral (1996).

Biography

Abel Ferrara grandit à Peekskill, New York et rencontre à l'école Nicholas St. John , avec qui il écrira la plupart de ses films. Il commence en réalisant des films amateurs en Super 8 sous le pseudonyme de Jimmy Boy L. jusqu'en 1979. En 1979, sa carrière commence vraiment avec son film d'horreur Driller Killer, qui, remarqué par William Friedkin, lui offrira la possibilité de tourner son deuxième film, L'Ange de la vengeance, avec un budget plus élevé. En 1985, après avoir réalisé New York, deux heures du matin, Ferrara réalise deux épisodes de Miami Vice (« The Home Invaders » et « The Dutch Oven »), et c'est durant cette période qu'il se lie d'amitié avec Michael Mann. En 1987, il se relance dans les films new-yorkais. The King of New York sort en 1990 et est suivi, deux ans plus tard, par le controversé Bad Lieutenant, ces deux films ont remporté un succès public important et ont assis sa réputation de cinéaste. Durant les années qui suivront, Ferrara continue à tourner sans vraiment retrouver le succès de The King of New York et Bad Lieutenant.

Depuis le début de sa carrière, Abel Ferrara s'est souvent entouré du scénariste Nicholas St. John, du compositeur Joe Delia, du frère de ce dernier, directeur de la photographie, Francis Delia et de l'actrice et scénariste feue Zoë Lund. Il a notamment offert des rôles importants à Béatrice Dalle (The Blackout avec Dennis Hopper) et Juliette Binoche (Mary). La plupart de ses films se déroulent à New York. Il déclare en 2012 travailler sur un film « sur la politique et le sexe » inspiré de l'affaire Dominique Strauss-Kahn, avec initialement Gérard Depardieu et Isabelle Adjani. Après le désistement d'Isabelle Adjani à quelques semaines du tournage, c'est Jacqueline Bisset qui incarne Anne Sinclair. Le film s'appelle Welcome to New York.

En 2010, le festival International du film Entrevues à Belfort lui consacre une rétrospective.

Dans son film 4h44 Dernier jour sur terre, sorti en France en décembre 2012, Abel Ferrara donne à l'actrice Shanyn Leigh, qui est sa compagne à la ville, un premier rôle aux côtés de Willem Dafoe, et celle-ci reçoit des critiques élogieuses de la presse française.

Usually with

Victor Argo
Victor Argo
(6 films)
Willem Dafoe
Willem Dafoe
(4 films)
Paul Calderon
Paul Calderon
(4 films)
Paul Hipp
Paul Hipp
(5 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Abel Ferrara (26 films)

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Actor

Black Butterfly, 1h33
Origin USA
Genres Thriller
Actors Antonio Banderas, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Piper Perabo, Abel Ferrara, Vincent Riotta
Roles Pat
Rating61% 3.052763.052763.052763.052763.05276
Paul Lopez est un écrivain alcoolique, vivant reclus en montagne et en manque d'inspiration. Alors que la région est traumatisée par une série de meurtres, ce dernier invite chez lui Jack, un mystérieux vagabond, pour tenter de s'inspirer de leur rencontre pour son prochain roman... Sa présence stimule son inspiration jusqu'au moment où Jack s'avère être hyper violent. Serait-il le tueur en série qui sévit dans la région ?
Don Peyote
Don Peyote (2014)
, 1h39
Directed by Dan Fogler
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs
Actors Dan Fogler, Jay Baruchel, Josh Duhamel, Anne Hathaway, Annabella Sciorra, Wallace Shawn
Roles Taxi Cab Driver
Rating37% 1.874821.874821.874821.874821.87482
Warren, an unemployed pot-smoker, is engaged to be married to Karen. As Warren becomes more obsessed with conspiracy theories, he is driven to find the truth and meets a large number of people, each of whom have their own views. Warren films a documentary based on his experiences and his search for answers.
Daddy Longlegs, 1h30
Directed by Joshua et Ben Safdie
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Films about families
Actors Ronald Bronstein, Abel Ferrara, Joshua et Ben Safdie, Casey Neistat
Roles Robber
Rating66% 3.3464153.3464153.3464153.3464153.346415
Lenny, a divorced father and a projectionist at a Manhattan movie theater, spends two weeks with his young sons Sage and Frey.
Ms .45
Ms .45 (1981)
, 1h20
Directed by Abel Ferrara
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror, Crime
Themes Feminist films, Films about sexuality, Rape in fiction, Erotic films, Rape and revenge films, Political films, Auto-justice
Actors Zoë Lund, Abel Ferrara, Jack Thibeau
Roles 1st Rapist
Rating67% 3.3973753.3973753.3973753.3973753.397375
While walking home from work, Thana, a mute seamstress in New York City's Garment District, is raped at gunpoint in an alley by a mysterious, masked attacker. She survives and makes her way back to her apartment, where she encounters a burglar and is raped a second time. Thana, her name an allusion to Greek god of death Thanatos, hits this second assailant with a small sculpture then bludgeons him to death with an iron, and carries his body to the bathtub. She goes to work the next day, and after encountering working with an iron, watching her boss Albert rip a shirt off a mannequin, she goes into shock, which worries her co-workers. However, when she looks at the trashbin at her office, she decides to dismember the burglar's corpse and throw the parts away in various locations of the city.
The Driller Killer, 1h36
Directed by Abel Ferrara
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror, Slasher
Themes Peinture, Films about sexuality, Serial killer films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Abel Ferrara
Roles Reno Miller (as Jimmy Laine)
Rating51% 2.5518052.5518052.5518052.5518052.551805
A young artist, Reno Miller (Abel Ferrara) and his girlfriend Carol enter a Catholic church. Reno approaches an elderly bearded man kneeling at the pulpit. Although Reno seems to recognize the man as his long-lost father, he is merely a derelict. After the man seizes Reno's hand, Reno grabs Carol and runs from the church. The derelict had a paper with Reno's name and phone number and requested a meeting with him.

Director

Welcome to New York, 2h4
Directed by Abel Ferrara
Origin France
Genres Drama, Biography, Crime
Themes Films about sexuality, Rape in fiction, Bisexuality-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Gérard Depardieu, Jacqueline Bisset, Marie Mouté, Drena De Niro, Paul Calderon, Ronald Guttman
Rating54% 2.7015252.7015252.7015252.7015252.701525
In the film, the character Devereaux is closely based on French politician Dominique Strauss-Kahn. It tells the story of a powerful man, a possible candidate for the Presidency of France, who lives a life of debauchery and is arrested after being accused of raping a maid at his hotel.
Pasolini
Pasolini (2014)
, 1h24
Directed by Abel Ferrara
Origin France
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Willem Dafoe, Maria de Medeiros, Riccardo Scamarcio, Adriana Asti, Ninetto Davoli, Giada Colagrande
Rating57% 2.850782.850782.850782.850782.85078
Pier Paolo Pasolini (Willem Dafoe) is fifty, and lives in the rowdy Rome of the 1970s. He has just finished shooting his latest film Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom, a film that has shocked both critics and audiences. Pasolini is increasingly opposed by the people, critics and politicians, both for his homosexuality, and because he is considered impulsive and scandalous in showing his reality to the public. Pasolini is going to shoot a new film (which was never made), in which he cast the famous actor Eduardo De Filippo (Ninetto Davoli) and the young Ninetto Davoli (Riccardo Scamarcio)--with whom he has a special relationship. While Pasolini is working on the film, his mother (Adriana Asti) and his sister try to dissuade him from the project, because it turns out to be too wild and visionary for the Italian public.
4:44 Last Day on Earth, 1h24
Directed by Abel Ferrara
Origin France
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Fantasy
Themes La fin du monde, Peinture, Films about religion, Films set in the future, Political films, Dystopian films, Disaster films
Actors Willem Dafoe, Natasha Lyonne, Paul Hipp, Anita Pallenberg, Paz de la Huerta, José Solano
Rating46% 2.305232.305232.305232.305232.30523
Set in New York City, the film focuses on the relationship between two people as they await the end of all life on Earth. Scientists and theologians alike have predicted that by the next morning at 4:44 a.m. Eastern Standard Time deadly solar and cosmic radiation will destroy the Earth's protective ozone layer, and along with it, all life on the planet. Mixed in throughout the film are news clips of various reporters, commentators and celebrities who contemplate what the end of the world will be like.
Chelsea on the Rocks, 1h28
Directed by Abel Ferrara
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Documentary films about cities
Actors Miloš Forman, Ethan Hawke, Grace Jones, Gaby Hoffmann, Dennis Hopper, Giancarlo Esposito
Rating60% 3.0048853.0048853.0048853.0048853.004885
Abel Ferrara rend hommage au Chelsea Hotel de New York, nous emmène dans un fascinant voyage au coeur d'un lieu légendaire qui abrita des personnalités hors du commun telles que Patti Smith, Bob Dylan, Andy Warhol, Janis Joplin ou encore Stanley Kubrick... Traversant les époques, le réalisateur culte de Bad Lieutenant livre un témoignage passionné, délirant dans les coulisses de ce lieu mythique.
Go Go Tales, 1h36
Directed by Abel Ferrara
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about sexuality, Striptease
Actors Willem Dafoe, Bob Hoskins, Matthew Modine, Lou Doillon, Asia Argento, Riccardo Scamarcio
Rating57% 2.8995452.8995452.8995452.8995452.899545
Ray Ruby, who manages Ray Ruby’s Paradise, is worried about less tourists visiting the establishment so he decides to hold a lottery to bring them in. Ray is running out of money, but people expect to be paid, including the pole dancers. A landlady by the name of Lillian plans on using the spot for a Bed Bath & Beyond location if she does not receive rent money.
Mary
Mary (2005)
, 1h23
Directed by Abel Ferrara
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about religion, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Juliette Binoche, Forest Whitaker, Marion Cotillard, Matthew Modine, Heather Graham, Victoria Justice
Rating58% 2.9008152.9008152.9008152.9008152.900815
Following the shooting of a film on the life of Jesus called This Is My Blood, Marie Palesi (Juliette Binoche), the actress who plays Mary Magdalene takes refuge in Jerusalem in search of the truth behind the story.
'R Xmas
'R Xmas (2001)
, 1h25
Directed by Abel Ferrara
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Christmas films
Actors Drea de Matteo, Lillo Brancato, Ice-T, Victor Argo, Andrew Fiscella, Meredith Ostrom
Rating58% 2.9016252.9016252.9016252.9016252.901625
A New York drug dealer is kidnapped and his wife must come up with the money and drugs to free him from his kidnappers before Christmas.
New Rose Hotel, 1h33
Directed by Abel Ferrara
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Fantasy, Erotic thriller
Themes Films about computing, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Films set in the future, Political films, Cyberpunk films, Dystopian films, Erotic thriller films
Actors Christopher Walken, Willem Dafoe, Asia Argento, Annabella Sciorra, John Lurie, Gretchen Mol
Rating49% 2.4539452.4539452.4539452.4539452.453945
Deux amis espions industriels, Fox et X, veulent finir leur carrière en apothéose. Ils engagent donc Sandii, une très jolie chanteuse d'un bar de nuit. Elle est chargée de séduire un généticien japonais, Hiroshi, pour qu'il quitte son entreprise actuelle, Maas corporation, pour entrer dans la Hosaka corporation.
Subway Stories: Tales from the Underground, 1h20
Directed by Bob Balaban, Jonathan Demme, Abel Ferrara, Ted Demme, Julie Dash, Seth Zvi Rosenfeld
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Transport films, Rail transport films
Actors Bill Irwin, KRS-One, Bonnie Hunt, Kevin Corrigan, Taral Hicks, Paul Lazar
Rating65% 3.298313.298313.298313.298313.29831
"Subway Stories," structured similarly to films such as "Paris, Je t'aime" and "New York, I Love You," is divided according to director into short films, each with their own title, but strung almost seamlessly together.