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Albert et Allen Hughes is a Director and Scriptwriter American born on 1 april 1972 at Detroit (USA)

Albert et Allen Hughes

Albert et Allen Hughes
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Nationality USA
Birth 1 april 1972 (47 years) at Detroit (USA)

Albert Hughes and Allen Hughes (born April 1, 1972), known together professionally as the Hughes brothers, are American film directors, producers and screenwriters. The pair, who are twins, are known for co-directing such visceral, and often violent, movies as Menace II Society, From Hell and The Book of Eli.

Biography

Jumeaux à la ville, associés à la scène, Albert et Allen Hughes mènent en duo leur carrière cinématographique. Élevés caméra en main, les frères réalisent leurs premiers courts métrages à l'âge de 8 ans. Parmi eux, How to be a Burglar se retrouve sur les ondes de la chaîne de télévision locale. Si Albert se forme à l'audiovisuel à la LACC Film School, Allen poursuit quant à lui sa scolarité au lycée. Malgré leurs parcours distincts, leurs débuts au cinéma se font de concert.

Auteurs de vidéoclips musicaux - dont un posthume pour le tube Inner City Blues de Marvin Gaye - ils investissent les fonds récoltés dans leur premier long métrage. Menace II Society propulse non seulement les jumeaux sur la scène internationale, mais marque le début d'une thématique qui leur est chère : le quotidien de la communauté afro-américaine aux États-Unis, spécialement dans les ghettos. Efficace par sa complémentarité - Albert se charge de la forme et de la technique, Allen du fond et de la mise en scène - le tandem réitère en 1995 avec le drame policier 'Génération sacrifiée', qui prend place dans les années 1960 sur fond de guerre du Viêt Nam et de désenchantement de la population afro-américaine.

En 1999, les frères Hughes s'essaient au documentaire avec American Pimp dans lequel ils jettent la lumière sur le milieu de la prostitution.

En 2001, le revirement est total avec le fantastico-horrifique From Hell, dans lequel Johnny Depp enquête sur les traces de Jack l'Éventreur.

En 2010, c'est Denzel Washington que les frères choisissent pour leur retour sur grand écran dans Le Livre d'Eli, film d'anticipation où l'apocalypse survient après une ultime guerre mondiale. Également à la tête de la série télévisée Les Forces du mal, Albert et Allen Hughes jouent volontiers de plusieurs registres.

Best films

The Book of Eli (2010)
(Director)
From Hell (2001)
(Director)

Usually with

Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Albert et Allen Hughes (9 films)

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Director

Alpha
Alpha (2018)

Directed by Albert et Allen Hughes
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Adventure
Themes La préhistoire
Actors Morgan Freeman, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Jens Hultén, Leonor Varela, Natassia Malthe
Rating66% 3.3403353.3403353.3403353.3403353.340335
En Europe, durant la période du Paléolithique supérieur, un jeune homme tente de retrouver sa tribu.
Broken City, 1h49
Directed by Albert et Allen Hughes
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Political films
Actors Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Jeffrey Wright, Barry Pepper, Natalie Martinez
Rating61% 3.098323.098323.098323.098323.09832
NYPD detective Billy Taggart (Mark Wahlberg) is arrested for the murder of Mikey Tavarez, who was believed to have raped and murdered sixteen-year-old Yesenia Barea but "walked" on a technicality. Chief Carl Fairbanks (Jeffrey Wright), goes to Mayor Nicholas Hostetler (Russell Crowe) with a witness and evidence. Hostetler buries the evidence, and a judge clears Taggart as having shot Tavarez in self-defense. The mayor calls Taggart to his office for a private meeting and calls him "a hero," but still forces him to leave the police.
The Book of Eli, 1h58
Directed by Albert et Allen Hughes
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction, Western
Themes Medical-themed films, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Films set in the future, Films about disabilities, Political films, Road movies, Dystopian films, La cécité, Disaster films
Actors Denzel Washington, Gary Oldman, Mila Kunis, Ray Stevenson, Jennifer Beals, Frances de la Tour
Rating68% 3.4486953.4486953.4486953.4486953.448695
Thirty years after a nuclear apocalypse, Eli (Denzel Washington) travels on foot toward the west coast of the former United States. Along the way he demonstrates uncanny survival and fighting skills, hunting wildlife and swiftly defeating a group of desert bandits who try to ambush him. Searching for water, he arrives in a ramshackle town rebuilt and overseen by Carnegie (Gary Oldman). Carnegie dreams of building more towns and of controlling the people by using the power of a certain book. His henchmen scour the desolate landscape daily in search of it, but to no avail.
New York, I Love You, 1h50
Directed by Jiang Wen, Shekhar Kapur, Natalie Portman, Yvan Attal, Andreï Zviaguintsev, Scarlett Johansson, Fatih Akın, Albert et Allen Hughes, Brett Ratner, Mira Nair, Joshua Marston, Shunji Iwai
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Anthology film, Romance
Themes Films about religion, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Hayden Christensen, Bradley Cooper, Andy García, Justin Bartha, Natalie Portman, Orlando Bloom
Rating62% 3.1484553.1484553.1484553.1484553.148455
New York, I Love You est, comme pour Paris, je t'aime, un travail collectif de onze courts-métrages, faisant chacun environ dix minutes. Les réalisateurs ayant participé au film ont filmé leur segment dans les cinq boroughs de New York. Chaque segment n'a pas de lien direct avec les autres mais toutes tournent toutes autour du même thème : trouver le grand amour et le plaisir du sexe.
Knights of the South Bronx, 1h30
Directed by Albert et Allen Hughes
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Sports films, Films about chess
Actors Ted Danson, Malcolm David Kelley, Keke Palmer, Clifton Powell, Devon Bostick, Kate Vernon
Rating67% 3.3957453.3957453.3957453.3957453.395745
The movie is based on the true story of David MacEnulty who taught schoolchildren of the Bronx Community Elementary School 70 to play at competition level, eventually winning New York City and the New York State Chess Championships. The screenplay portrays whistle-blowing and a mid-life crisis that combine to remove Richard Mason (played by Ted Danson) from his old life. He becomes a substitute teacher and is assigned to a fourth-grade class in a South Bronx school. In the class are students with parents who are drug addicts or in jail or just scrambling to pay the bills. Few of them see a purpose in school other than meeting society's requirements, and he struggles, mostly in vain, to reach them.
From Hell
From Hell (2001)
, 1h57
Directed by Albert et Allen Hughes
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Horror, Crime, Slasher
Themes Psychologie, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Films about prostitution, Serial killer films, Erotic thriller films, Lobotomie
Actors Johnny Depp, Heather Graham, Ian Holm, Robbie Coltrane, Ian William Richardson, Jason Flemyng
Rating67% 3.398943.398943.398943.398943.39894
In 1888, Mary Kelly (Heather Graham) and her small group of London prostitutes trudge through unrelenting daily misery. When their friend Ann Crook (Joanna Page) is kidnapped, they are drawn into a conspiracy with links higher up than they could possibly imagine. The kidnapping is soon followed by the gruesome murder of another woman, Martha Tabram (Samantha Spiro); and it becomes apparent that they are being hunted down, one by one as various prostitutes are murdered and mutilated post-mortem.
Dead Presidents, 1h59
Directed by Albert et Allen Hughes
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Historical, Crime
Themes Films about music and musicians, Politique, Hip hop films, Political films, Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Larenz Tate, Keith David, Chris Tucker, N'Bushe Wright, Freddy Rodríguez, Rose Jackson
Rating68% 3.449033.449033.449033.449033.44903
In the spring of 1969, Anthony Curtis (Larenz Tate) is about to graduate from high school. Anthony is not going to college, and needing to get away from home to find himself, he enlists in the U.S. Marine Corps shortly after graduation. He is sent to Vietnam, leaving behind his middle-class family, a pregnant girlfriend (Rose Jackson), and small time crook Kirby (Keith David), who is like a second father.
Menace II Society, 1h37
Directed by Albert et Allen Hughes
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about music and musicians, Films about drugs, Hip hop films, Gangster films
Actors Larenz Tate, Tyrin Turner, Jada Pinkett Smith, Samuel L. Jackson, Glenn Plummer, Clifton Powell
Rating74% 3.7494253.7494253.7494253.7494253.749425
Kaydee "Caine" Lawson is a child raised in South Central Los Angeles. His father was a dope dealer who was killed in a drug deal when Caine was ten and his mother was a heroin addict. As a result he went to go live with his grandparents. Caine grows up to become a drug dealer himself along with his friends.

Scriptwriter

Dead Presidents, 1h59
Directed by Albert et Allen Hughes
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Historical, Crime
Themes Films about music and musicians, Politique, Hip hop films, Political films, Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Larenz Tate, Keith David, Chris Tucker, N'Bushe Wright, Freddy Rodríguez, Rose Jackson
Rating68% 3.449033.449033.449033.449033.44903
In the spring of 1969, Anthony Curtis (Larenz Tate) is about to graduate from high school. Anthony is not going to college, and needing to get away from home to find himself, he enlists in the U.S. Marine Corps shortly after graduation. He is sent to Vietnam, leaving behind his middle-class family, a pregnant girlfriend (Rose Jackson), and small time crook Kirby (Keith David), who is like a second father.
Menace II Society, 1h37
Directed by Albert et Allen Hughes
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about music and musicians, Films about drugs, Hip hop films, Gangster films
Actors Larenz Tate, Tyrin Turner, Jada Pinkett Smith, Samuel L. Jackson, Glenn Plummer, Clifton Powell
Rating74% 3.7494253.7494253.7494253.7494253.749425
Kaydee "Caine" Lawson is a child raised in South Central Los Angeles. His father was a dope dealer who was killed in a drug deal when Caine was ten and his mother was a heroin addict. As a result he went to go live with his grandparents. Caine grows up to become a drug dealer himself along with his friends.