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Baltasar Kormákur is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Producer Islandais born on 27 february 1966 at Reykjavík (Islande)

Baltasar Kormákur

Baltasar Kormákur
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Birth name Baltasar Kormákur Baltasarsson
Nationality Islande
Birth 27 february 1966 (53 years) at Reykjavík (Islande)

Baltasar Kormákur Samper (born 27 February 1966) is an Icelandic actor, theater and film director, and film producer. He is known professionally as Baltasar Kormákur. He is best known for directing the films 101 Reykjavík, Hafið, A Little Trip to Heaven (starring Julia Stiles and Forest Whitaker), a film based on the book Mýrin (Jar City) by Arnaldur Indriðason, Contraband, and 2 Guns (starring Mark Wahlberg and Denzel Washington). His father is the Spanish painter Baltasar Samper.

Biography

Né d’un père espagnol et d’une mère islandaise, Baltasar Kormákur est diplômé de la Leiklistarskóli Íslands (École d'art dramatique d'Islande).

Comme acteur, il a tourné en Islande comme à l’étranger, notamment sous la direction de Friðrik Þór Friðriksson (Les Anges de l'univers, 2000) ou Hal Hartley (No Such Thing, 2001).

Comme metteur en scène, il a monté plus d’une douzaine de pièces du répertoire classique (Hamlet) ou des comédies musicales (Hair, The Rocky Horror Show), tant dans son propre théâtre qu'au Théâtre national d'Islande.

Il réalise son premier film en 2000. Tiré du roman éponyme de Hallgrímur Helgason, 101 Reykjavík, avec Victoria Abril, a connu un succès international. Il a notamment reçu le Prix Découverte au Festival international du film de Toronto.

Baltasar Kormákur tourne ensuite Hafið (« La Mer ») en 2002 et remporte la même année l'Edda du meilleur film, du meilleur réalisateur et du meilleur scénario.

Contacté par Hollywood, il dirige en 2005 Forest Whitaker dans Crime City, Prix international de la critique au Festival du film policier de Cognac en 2006.

En 2006, il réalise Jar City (Mýrin), d'après le roman La Cité des jarres d’Arnaldur Indriðason. Avec plus de 80 000 entrées, le film est le plus grand succès islandais en Islande. Baltasar Kormákur reçoit l’Edda du meilleur film et du meilleur réalisateur, le Globe de cristal du meilleur film au Festival international du film de Karlovy Vary en 2007 et le Grand Prix du Festival du film d'aventures de Valenciennes en 2008.

Il réalise État de choc en 2010, et Survivre en 2012.

Best films

Everest (2015)
(Director)
2 Guns (2013)
(Director)
Contraband (2012)
(Director)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Baltasar Kormákur (23 films)

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Actor

The Oath - Le Serment d'Hippocrate, 1h55
Directed by Baltasar Kormákur
Origin Islande
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Films about drugs
Actors Baltasar Kormákur, Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson
Roles Finnur
Rating64% 3.240863.240863.240863.240863.24086
Un père de famille est prêt à tout pour sauver sa fille du monde de la drogue et de la délinquance.
Reykjavík-Rotterdam, 1h28
Directed by Óskar Jónasson
Origin Islande
Genres Thriller, Action
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films
Actors Baltasar Kormákur, Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson, Victor Löw, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson
Roles Kristófer
Rating66% 3.345213.345213.345213.345213.34521
Kristofer est agent de sécurité. Auparavant employé sur un cargo (le Dettifoss), il en a été renvoyé après avoir été pris pour contrebande d'alcool sur le navire. En proie à des difficultés financières, il est contraint d'aider Arnor, le frère de sa compagne Iris, lui aussi marin, qui a dû avorter un passage illégal et qui est menacé par ses créanciers. Avec l'aide de son ami Steingrimur, et ex de sa compagne, Kristofer se lance dans un nouveau passage entre Rotterdam et Reykjavik.
Stormy Weather, 1h31
Directed by Sólveig Anspach
Origin France
Genres Drama
Actors Élodie Bouchez, Baltasar Kormákur, Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson, Christophe Sermet, Marina Tomé, Christian Crahay
Roles Einar
Rating65% 3.287233.287233.287233.287233.28723
Une jeune psychiatre a pris en charge une jeune femme qui ne parle pas, et dont on ignore l'identité. Alors qu'elle s'attache à elle, elle apprend un jour qu'on a découvert qu'elle s'appelle Loa et qu'on l'a ramenée en Islande, où elle décide d'aller la retrouver.
Regína
Regína (2002)
, 1h30
Origin Islande
Genres Drama, Musical theatre
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Baltasar Kormákur, Stefán Karl Stefánsson
Roles Ivan
Rating62% 3.147443.147443.147443.147443.14744
Régina est une petite islandaise de onze ans qui souhaite ardemment partir en colonie de vacances. Hélas, sa mère ne veut rien savoir. Elle tente de gagner suffisamment d'argent avec l'aide de son ami Peter.
No Such Thing, 1h42
Directed by Hal Hartley
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Actors Sarah Polley, Helen Mirren, Julie Christie, Robert John Burke, Baltasar Kormákur, Erica Gimpel
Roles Dr. Artaud
Rating61% 3.098823.098823.098823.098823.09882
Beatrice (Sarah Polley) is a young woman working in a media center under a woman known only as The Boss (Helen Mirren). She receives a recording from her fiancé Jim, who has been sent as part of a small production crew to Iceland to investigate a Monster that lives there. Determined to find her fiancé, Beatrice convinces her boss to send her to Iceland, but her plane crashes. She is the only survivor and, in order to walk again, undergoes an extremely painful, radical surgery. As she recovers, she befriends Dr. Anna (Julie Christie), who helps her travel to the remote village where the monster lives.
Angels of the Universe, 1h40
Directed by Friðrik Þór Friðriksson
Origin Islande
Genres Drama
Themes Medical-themed films, Psychologie, Films about psychiatry, Films set in psychiatric hospitals
Actors Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson, Baltasar Kormákur
Roles Óli
Rating76% 3.8438653.8438653.8438653.8438653.843865
Englar Alheimsins, which has often been called an Icelandic One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, is the story of an Icelandic man named Páll (Ingvar E. Sigurðsson). After his girlfriend leaves him he's slowly turning into a state of madness and depression. His parents decide to send him to a mental hospital where he meets Óli (Baltasar Kormákur), who believes he's the songwriter for The Beatles, Viktor (Björn Jörundur Friðbjörnsson), who signs cheques with the signature of Adolf Hitler, and other special characters. The movie depicts his struggle, in and out of the mental hospital.
101 Reykjavík, 1h28
Directed by Baltasar Kormákur
Origin Islande
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about families, Seafaring films, Films about sexuality, Transport films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Victoria Abril, Baltasar Kormákur, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson
Roles Þröstur
Rating68% 3.4485453.4485453.4485453.4485453.448545
Geek Hlynur is approaching the grand old age of 30, he still lives with his mother who is divorced from his alcoholic father, downloads cyberporn and wanders around Reykjavík half-heartedly searching for a job while spending lots of time in Kaffibarinn, the central Reykjavík bar (the bar is owned in real life by writer/director Baltasar Kormákur and his soundtrack composer Damon Albarn, a long-standing Icelandophile). The cramped, dark and oddly furnished house in which Hlynur and his mother live features a bath which transfigures into a sofa as Hlynur steps naked out of it, in the middle of the lounge with his mother watching.

Director

Adrift
Adrift (2018)

Directed by Baltasar Kormákur
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Romance
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films
Actors Shailene Woodley, Sam Claflin, Elizabeth Hawthorne
Rating66% 3.301593.301593.301593.301593.30159
L'histoire vraie d'un couple de navigateurs, Tami Oldham et Richard Sharp, pris dans l'ouragan le plus violent qui se soit jamais abattu sur l'Océan Pacifique lors de l'un de leurs voyages en 1983. Alors que Richard est gravement blessé, le bateau étant en ruines, Tami n'a aucun moyen pour communiquer ni pour appeler de l'aide. Seule dans l'océan avec l'homme qu'elle aime, à 2500km de la côte la plus proche, Tami devra se battre pour rester en vie et le sauver en pleine tempête.
The Oath - Le Serment d'Hippocrate, 1h55
Directed by Baltasar Kormákur
Origin Islande
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Films about drugs
Actors Baltasar Kormákur, Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson
Rating64% 3.240863.240863.240863.240863.24086
Un père de famille est prêt à tout pour sauver sa fille du monde de la drogue et de la délinquance.
Everest
Everest (2015)
, 2h1
Directed by Baltasar Kormákur
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Adventure
Themes Sports films, Alpinisme, Disaster films, American disaster films
Actors Jake Gyllenhaal, Josh Brolin, Christian Bale, Jason Clarke, John Hawkes, Sam Worthington
Rating70% 3.54693.54693.54693.54693.5469
In March 1996, several commercial expeditions arrive at Mount Everest base camp to prepare for a climb to the summit. Rob Hall, who first popularized guided Everest climbs, is the leader of Adventure Consultants, whose clients include Beck Weathers, an experienced climber; Doug Hansen, a former mailman pursuing his dream; and climbing veteran Yasuko Namba, who is hoping to complete her last of the Seven Summits. Scott Fischer is the chief guide for competitor Mountain Madness. Helen Wilton is Rob's base camp manager.
2 Guns
2 Guns (2013)
, 1h49
Directed by Baltasar Kormákur
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Action, Crime
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Buddy films, Heist films, Children's films, Gangster films, Escroquerie, United States Armed Forces in films
Actors Denzel Washington, Mark Wahlberg, Paula Patton, James Marsden, Bill Paxton, Edward James Olmos
Rating66% 3.348733.348733.348733.348733.34873
Criminals Robert Trench (Denzel Washington) and Michael Stigman (Mark Wahlberg) are questioned by the United States Border Patrol after a meeting with drug lord Manny "Papi" Greco (Edward James Olmos) in Mexico. Unknown to Stigman, Trench is an undercover DEA agent and reports to his superior, Jessup (Robert John Burke), that he failed to acquire cocaine from Greco that they could use as evidence to convict him.
Contraband
Contraband (2012)
, 1h49
Directed by Baltasar Kormákur
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Gangster films
Actors Mark Wahlberg, Kate Beckinsale, Ben Foster, Giovanni Ribisi, J. K. Simmons, Lukas Haas
Rating64% 3.2485553.2485553.2485553.2485553.248555
Chris Farraday (Mark Wahlberg) is an ex-smuggler who now has a peaceful life with his wife, Kate (Kate Beckinsale), and their two sons in New Orleans. They learn that Kate's brother Andy (Caleb Landry Jones) was smuggling drugs, but dropped them into the Mississippi River during a surprise inspection by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
The Deep
The Deep (2012)
, 1h33
Directed by Baltasar Kormákur
Origin Islande
Genres Drama, Adventure
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films
Actors Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Thora Bjorg Helga
Rating66% 3.3478453.3478453.3478453.3478453.347845
Ce film raconte la mésaventure du marin islandais Guðlaugur Friðþórsson (né le 24 septembre 1961), qui a réussi, à la suite du naufrage de son bateau de pêche le 11 mars 1984, à regagner Heimaey, le port d'attache du navire, après avoir nagé sur six kilomètres pendant six heures dans une eau à 5°C. Il a ensuite dû encore marcher deux kilomètres sur un champ de lave avant d'arriver à rejoindre le port d'Heimaey.