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Bertrand Blier is a Actor, Director and Scriptwriter French born on 14 march 1939 at Boulogne-Billancourt (France)

Bertrand Blier

Bertrand Blier
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Nationality France
Birth 14 march 1939 (80 years) at Boulogne-Billancourt (France)

Bertrand Blier (born 14 March 1939) is a French screenwriter and film director. His 1978 film Get Out Your Handkerchiefs won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 51st Academy Awards.

Born in Boulogne-Billancourt, France. He is the son of famous French actor Bernard Blier. His 1996 film Mon Homme was entered into the 46th Berlin International Film Festival. His 2005 film How Much Do You Love Me? was entered into the 28th Moscow International Film Festival where he won the Silver George for Best Director.

A defence of Blier's work up until 2000 was written by Sue Harris, Queen Mary College, London and published in 2001 By Manchester University Press.

Biography

Vie privée
Il est le fils du comédien Bernard Blier.

Marié une première fois à l'âge de vingt ans, Bertrand Blier a eu une fille avec sa seconde épouse, un fils avec l'actrice Anouk Grinberg qui était sa compagne dans les années 1990, puis une fille avec sa compagne, l'actrice Farida Rahouadj.


Carrière
Bertrand Blier se fait d'abord connaître en réalisant en 1963 le documentaire Hitler, connais pas. Il connaît son premier grand succès public en 1974, avec Les Valseuses, une comédie satirique à l'humour cru qui révèle Gérard Depardieu, Patrick Dewaere et Miou-Miou.

Globalement apprécié par la critique, la cassure se produit dès Merci la Vie, que Blier considère comme son meilleur film, à partir de là, il se fit éreinter. Même chose pour ses pièce de théâtre et son roman Existe en Blanc « irrespirable » pour L'Express.

Suit en 2000 Les Acteurs, grand fresque sur sa passion des acteurs en invitant une distribution de prestige et une mise en abyme sur un métier qui le fascine. Un hommage est rendu à Pierre Brasseur et Bernard Blier. Nouvel échec critique et commercial

Le pire reste Les Côtelettes (la pièce de théâtre ayant déjà eu une critique assassine) dont l'accueil au Festival de Cannes 2003 est très cinglant.

Son prochain film sera Existe en Blanc, d'après son roman, même si des problèmes de financement sont toujours à l'ordre du jour. Il déclara qu'il souhaitait faire ce film même s'il avait écrit 40 scénarios. Le tournage de ce film a commencé à Bruxelles en février 2018 avec Gérard Depardieu et Christian Clavier.

Best films

Too Beautiful for You (1989)
(Director)
Dead Tired (1994)
(Scriptwriter)
The Clink of Ice (2010)
(Director)
Thank You, Life (1991)
(Director)
Going Places (1974)
(Director)
Laisse aller... c'est une valse (1971)
(Dialogue)

Usually with

Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Bertrand Blier (30 films)

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Actor

Lola et ses frères
Directed by Jean-Paul Rouve
Origin France
Genres Comedy
Actors Ludivine Sagnier, José Garcia, Jean-Paul Rouve, Ramzy Bédia, Aurore Broutin, Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu

Lola, Pierre et Benoît sont très différents mais forment une fratrie très soudée depuis le décès de leurs parents.
All About Actresses, 1h40
Directed by Maïwenn
Origin France
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Jeanne Balibar, Romane Bohringer, Julie Depardieu, Mélanie Doutey, Marina Foïs, Estelle Lefébure
Roles Lui-même
Rating64% 3.248323.248323.248323.248323.24832
Une réalisatrice veut faire un documentaire sur les actrices, toutes les actrices : les populaires, les inconnues, les intellos, les comiques, les oubliées... Filmant tout, tout, avec ou sans leur accord, la réalisatrice va se prendre au jeu et se laisser dévorer par ces femmes aussi fragiles que manipulatrices.
How Much Do You Love Me?, 1h35
Directed by Bertrand Blier
Origin France
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Films about prostitution, Erotic thriller films
Actors Monica Bellucci, Bernard Campan, Gérard Depardieu, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Sara Forestier, François Rollin
Roles Client de Muguet (cameo)
Rating57% 2.851262.851262.851262.851262.85126
François (Bernard Campan) is a bored office worker with health problems. He visits a brothel and claiming to have won the lottery and millions of euros, he propositions Daniela (Monica Bellucci), one of the prostitutes to live with him for the sum of 100,000 euros a month until his money runs out. She accepts. François' first doctor, André, is worried that Daniela's volcanic sexuality will cause François' heart to give out. The next day she takes François to beach and he loves that fresh air. They both starts running with hands wide out and cheering in joy. Then they both involve in sex inside François's car. That night André inquires them and finds their sexual activity that evening. Then André gives a moving speech about an idealistic and unrequited love he has for a nurse who later became his patient. Later, when Daniela suffers food poisoning and André is summoned to treat her, when she undresses he suffers a stroke and dies. At the funeral, François learns that André's nurse/patient/girlfriend had died some years before. The arrangement between Daniela and François seems to work for a little while until Daniela's former lover, Charly (Gérard Depardieu) demands money to allow the relationship to continue. François refuses and Daniela resumes being with Charly. While Daniela is having sex with Charly, she realizes she has really fallen in love with François who has meanwhile, started an affair with his next-door neighbor. The film concludes with a surreal pastiche of fantasy and conjecture which begins with François admitting that he never won the lottery.
Actors
Actors (2000)
, 1h43
Directed by Bertrand Blier
Origin France
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about films
Actors Pierre Arditi, Josiane Balasko, Jean-Paul Belmondo, François Berléand, Dominique Blanc, Claude Brasseur
Roles Himself
Rating58% 2.90642.90642.90642.90642.9064
Some portraits of actors (exclusively men, with the exception of Josiane Balasko interpreting ... André Dussollier) who meet and tell their stories in an organized or incidentally. They question with a certain distance and irony on their craft.
My Life Is Hell, 1h48
Directed by Josiane Balasko
Origin France
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about religion, Demons in film
Actors Daniel Auteuil, Josiane Balasko, Richard Berry, Catherine Hiegel, Catherine Samie, Jean Benguigui
Roles The priest
Rating56% 2.80992.80992.80992.80992.8099
Leah Lemonnier (Josiane Balasko), 35 years ols, leads a dreary and depressing life between her work as secretary of a dentist who spends his time in scolded, her analyst (Richard Berry) who sees in it only a source of income, her neighbor, Mr. Schpil, sexually obsessed and party animal (Jean Benguigui) and his mother (Catherine Samie) nymphomaniac, selfish, greedy, narcissistic and contemptuous. But one day, she unwittingly invokes the devil. He have the face of a handsome devil, Abargadon says "Abar" (Daniel Auteuil), who offers her a deal: he starts her service until her death in exchange of her soul.
Appelez-moi Mathilde, 1h37
Directed by Pierre Mondy
Origin France
Genres Comedy
Themes Théâtre, Films based on plays
Actors Jacqueline Maillan, Michel Serrault, Robert Hirsch, Guy Bedos, Bertrand Blier, Jacques Dufilho
Roles Charles de Blanzac, le mari de Mathilde
Rating55% 2.7538352.7538352.7538352.7538352.753835
Alors qu'elle rentre avec son mari, riche industriel, d'une soirée à l'Opéra, Mathilde de Blanzac est kidnappée. Ses ravisseurs, de pathétiques pieds-nickelés, commencent par la séquestrer chez Petit Jean, un paysan demeuré, avant de réclamer une rançon à son époux. Au même moment, Hubert de Pifre, pilote de chasse en perdition, s'éjecte au-dessus de la ferme de Petit Jean…

Director

Wide Load
Wide Load (2019)

Directed by Bertrand Blier
Origin France
Genres Comedy
Actors Gérard Depardieu, Christian Clavier, Édouard Baer, Alex Lutz, Sylvie Testud, Jérémie Rénier
Rating49% 2.4753752.4753752.4753752.4753752.475375
Foster rencontre Taupin. Le premier est en pardessus, le deuxième en guenilles. Tout cela serait banal si l’un des deux n’était en possession d’un scénario effrayant, le scénario de leur vie et de leur mort. Il suffit d’ouvrir les pages et de trembler…
The Clink of Ice, 1h27
Directed by Bertrand Blier
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy, Black comedy
Themes Films about alcoholism, Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, Films about cancer
Actors Jean Dujardin, Albert Dupontel, Anne Alvaro, Myriam Boyer, Christa Theret, Audrey Dana
Rating61% 3.092823.092823.092823.092823.09282
Charles Faulque, écrivain alcoolique, en dépression et en perdition, reçoit la visite impromptue de son cancer. Mais, malgré la dérive totale de sa vie, l'écrivain ne tient pas vraiment à la quitter.
How Much Do You Love Me?, 1h35
Directed by Bertrand Blier
Origin France
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Films about prostitution, Erotic thriller films
Actors Monica Bellucci, Bernard Campan, Gérard Depardieu, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Sara Forestier, François Rollin
Rating57% 2.851262.851262.851262.851262.85126
François (Bernard Campan) is a bored office worker with health problems. He visits a brothel and claiming to have won the lottery and millions of euros, he propositions Daniela (Monica Bellucci), one of the prostitutes to live with him for the sum of 100,000 euros a month until his money runs out. She accepts. François' first doctor, André, is worried that Daniela's volcanic sexuality will cause François' heart to give out. The next day she takes François to beach and he loves that fresh air. They both starts running with hands wide out and cheering in joy. Then they both involve in sex inside François's car. That night André inquires them and finds their sexual activity that evening. Then André gives a moving speech about an idealistic and unrequited love he has for a nurse who later became his patient. Later, when Daniela suffers food poisoning and André is summoned to treat her, when she undresses he suffers a stroke and dies. At the funeral, François learns that André's nurse/patient/girlfriend had died some years before. The arrangement between Daniela and François seems to work for a little while until Daniela's former lover, Charly (Gérard Depardieu) demands money to allow the relationship to continue. François refuses and Daniela resumes being with Charly. While Daniela is having sex with Charly, she realizes she has really fallen in love with François who has meanwhile, started an affair with his next-door neighbor. The film concludes with a surreal pastiche of fantasy and conjecture which begins with François admitting that he never won the lottery.
Les Côtelettes, 1h26
Directed by Bertrand Blier
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Medical-themed films, Théâtre, Vieillesse, Films about cancer, Films based on plays
Actors Philippe Noiret, Michel Bouquet, Catherine Hiegel, Farida Rahouadj, Jérôme Hardelay, Hammou Graïa
Rating50% 2.5279652.5279652.5279652.5279652.527965
Un homme âgé débarque un soir chez Léonce, son fils et sa nouvelle compagne, et annonce qu'il vient « pour l'emmerder ». Il questionne en particulier Léonce sur ses relations avec Nacifa, sa femme de ménage, dont il révèle qu'elle vient également chez lui, et qu'elle a bouleversé sa vie. Ils parlent de leur rapport aux femmes, à cette femme en particulier, au trouble, à la féminité.
Actors
Actors (2000)
, 1h43
Directed by Bertrand Blier
Origin France
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about films
Actors Pierre Arditi, Josiane Balasko, Jean-Paul Belmondo, François Berléand, Dominique Blanc, Claude Brasseur
Rating58% 2.90642.90642.90642.90642.9064
Some portraits of actors (exclusively men, with the exception of Josiane Balasko interpreting ... André Dussollier) who meet and tell their stories in an organized or incidentally. They question with a certain distance and irony on their craft.
My Man
My Man (1996)
, 1h39
Directed by Bertrand Blier
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Films about prostitution, Erotic thriller films
Actors Anouk Grinberg, Gérard Lanvin, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Olivier Martinez, Dominique Valadié, Jacques François
Rating64% 3.2483053.2483053.2483053.2483053.248305
Une prostituée « indépendante » invite, un soir, un sans-logis à dîner, puis à dormir chez elle. Sous son charme viril, elle couche avec lui et, devenue amoureuse, lui propose de devenir son maquereau.
One, Two, Three, Sun, 1h44
Directed by Bertrand Blier
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes La provence
Actors Anouk Grinberg, Marcello Mastroianni, Myriam Boyer, Olivier Martinez, Jean-Pierre Marielle, Claude Brasseur
Rating64% 3.247343.247343.247343.247343.24734
The film follows the life of a young woman in the poor section of Marseille, France. She has to deal with many things, including a drunken father and harassing cliques. Many times she hallucinates the ghosts of dead friends.
Thank You, Life, 1h57
Directed by Bertrand Blier, Frédéric Auburtin
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama
Actors Charlotte Gainsbourg, Anouk Grinberg, Michel Blanc, Jean Carmet, Annie Girardot, Jean-Louis Trintignant
Rating67% 3.3941853.3941853.3941853.3941853.394185
Naive schoolgirl Camille Pelleveau meets the slightly older and more experienced Joëlle, a promiscuous woman who has just been thrown out of a car by her abusive boyfriend. Camille follows Joëlle as they go on a rampage where she discovers sex as they pick up men. Joëlle also shows Camille the darker side of life, as they start by crashing the men's cars and then decide to take on the whole town. However, medical researcher Dr. Marc Antoine Worms has invented a sexually transmitted disease and used Joëlle as a guinea pig by infecting her with it, so that he could become famous as the discoverer of its cure. Camille eventually learns about AIDS and fears she may have contracted the disease.