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Christian Carion is a Actor, Director and Scriptwriter French born on 4 january 1963 at Cambrai (France)

Christian Carion

Christian Carion
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Nationality France
Birth 4 january 1963 (57 years) at Cambrai (France)
Awards Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur

Christian Carion est un réalisateur français né le 4 janvier 1963 à Cambrai (Nord).

Biography

Né de parents agriculteurs, Christian Carion développe une passion pour le cinéma dès l'âge de treize ans. Après un bac C et une classe prépa, il intègre une école d'ingénieur au ministère de l'Agriculture (ENGEES), respectant ainsi les souhaits de sa famille. Se décidant ensuite à se consacrer au septième art, il loue une caméra vidéo, se met à faire des films "sans intérêt" selon ses dires, puis fait la rencontre de Christophe Rossignon, c'est à ce moment-là que débute sa carrière de producteur. Ce dernier sera d'ailleurs l'interprète d'un de ses courts métrages, Monsieur le député, en 1999.

En 2001, Christian Carion passe au long-métrage, dirigeant le tandem Michel Serrault - Mathilde Seigner dans Une hirondelle a fait le printemps, une forme d'hommage à ses origines qui séduit 2,4 millions de spectateurs français. Fort de ce succès, le cinéaste s'attaque à un projet plus ambitieux, initié en 1993 : Joyeux Noël. Présentée Hors Compétition au Festival de Cannes 2005, cette fresque historique sur fond de Première Guerre mondiale réunit un casting franco-allemand composé notamment de Guillaume Canet, Diane Kruger et Daniel Brühl. En 2006, ce long métrage sera nommé à plusieurs reprises aux César et représente la France en 2006 pour la course à l'Oscar du Meilleur film étranger. Il crée alors l'association « Noël 14 », qui porte la création du monument des fraternisations.

Fidèle à ses comédiens, Christian Carion retrouvera deux ans après Guillaume Canet pour le propulser au cœur de L'Affaire Farewell, un thriller d'espionnage inspiré de faits réels et également interprété par Emir Kusturica.

En 2014 il filme, sur les routes du Nord-Pas-de-Calais, En mai, fais ce qu'il te plaît. Un film historique qui conte l'histoire de millions de Nordistes jetés sur les routes en mai 1940 par l'arrivée des troupes allemandes sur le territoire français. Basé sur de nombreux témoignages recueillis auprès des Nordistes, le film déroule l'histoire d'un Allemand qui tente de retrouver son fils, embarqué dans l'exode par les villageois de Lebucquière. La musique du film est signée d'Ennio Morriconne.

Il retourne six jours derrière la caméra en 2016 pour le tournage de son prochain long-métrage, intitulé Mon garçon.

Best films

Joyeux Noel (2005)
(Director)
The Girl from Paris (2001)
(Director)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Christian Carion (6 films)

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Actor

Farewell
Farewell (2009)
, 1h53
Directed by Christian Carion
Origin France
Genres Drama, Thriller, Spy
Themes Spy films, Politique, Political films
Actors Guillaume Canet, Emir Kusturica, Willem Dafoe, Alexandra Maria Lara Claudia Paolina, Fred Ward, Alexeï Gorbounov ou Aleksey Gorbunov
Roles Mitterrand advisor
Rating69% 3.494993.494993.494993.494993.49499
In the early 1980s, a high-ranking KGB analyst, Sergei Grigoriev, disillusioned with the Soviet regime, decides to pass Soviet secrets, including a list of Soviet spies, to the government of France, then under the newly elected President François Mitterrand, a Socialist in coalition with the Communist Party. Grigoriev (code-named Farewell by the French intelligence service) hopes to force change in the Soviet Union by revealing their extensive network of spies trying to acquire scientific, technical and industrial information from the West. He uses Pierre Froment, a naïve French engineer based in Moscow, as his unlikely intermediary. After the first transfer of information, Pierre confides in his wife Jessica, who is adamant about his stopping to preserve their family. Grigoriev persuades Pierre to continue without telling Jessica. He will accept neither money nor defection as a reward, but sometimes requests small gifts from Pierre's trips to France, such as a Sony Walkman and Queen cassette tapes for his son, some cognac, or books of French poetry. As Farewell's prodigious output blossoms, the French are bewildered by the sheer scale and yield of top Western technology transferred covertly to the Soviets.
Tell No One, 2h5
Directed by Guillaume Canet
Origin France
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Films about animals, Films about sexuality, Sports films, LGBT-related films, Films about horses, Serial killer films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère, Horse sports in film, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors François Cluzet, Marie-Josée Croze, André Dussollier, Marina Hands, Kristin Scott Thomas, Nathalie Baye
Roles Le père de Lucille
Rating74% 3.74813.74813.74813.74813.7481
Alexandre Beck is a doctor who has slowly been putting his life back together after his wife Margot was murdered by a serial killer. Eight years on, Alex is doing well, until he finds himself implicated in a double homicide, which has plenty of evidence pointing to him as the killer – though he knows nothing of the crimes. The same day, Alex receives an email that appears to be from Margot, which includes a link to a surveillance video clip that features his late wife looking alive and well. The message warns Alex that they are both being watched. He struggles to stay one step ahead of the law, while henchmen intimidate Alex's friends into telling them whatever they might know about him – the henchmen eventually kill one of them, Charlotte. In the meantime, Alex's sister Anne persuades her well-off wife Hélène to hire a respected attorney, Élisabeth Feldman, to handle Alex's case.
Joyeux Noel, 1h56
Directed by Christian Carion
Origin France
Genres Drama, War, Historical, Musical, Romance
Themes French war films, Christmas films, Political films
Actors Benno Fürmann, Guillaume Canet, Daniel Brühl, Diane Kruger, Gary Lewis, Dany Boon
Roles Nurse
Rating76% 3.8465853.8465853.8465853.8465853.846585
The story centers mainly upon six characters: Gordon (a Lieutenant of the Royal Scots Fusiliers); Audebert (a French Lieutenant in the 26th Infantry and reluctant son of a general); Horstmayer (a Jewish German Lieutenant of the 93rd Infantry); Palmer (a Scottish priest working as a stretcher-bearer); and German tenor Nikolaus Sprink and his Danish fiance, mezzo-soprano, Anna Sørensen (two famous opera stars).
The Girl from Paris, 1h43
Directed by Christian Carion
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Films about the labor movement
Actors Michel Serrault, Mathilde Seigner, Jean-Paul Roussillon, Frédéric Pierrot, Marc Berman, Françoise Bette
Roles Man with portable
Rating65% 3.2958753.2958753.2958753.2958753.295875
Sandrine (Mathilde Seigner) gets tired of her life as an IT instructor in Paris and decides to leave her work and dedicate her life to agriculture. She first goes to college where she earns her BTS in two years, undertaking internships along the way. She then wishes to buy an isolated farm in the Vercors from an old farmer called Adrien (Michel Serrault) who wishes to retire. The trials and tribulations of a young woman in a harsh lifestyle then follow.

Director

My Son
My Son (2017)
, 1h30
Directed by Christian Carion
Origin France
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Guillaume Canet, Mélanie Laurent, Antoine Hamel, Christophe Rossignon
Rating58% 2.9105752.9105752.9105752.9105752.910575
Lors d'une escale en France, Julien découvre sur son répondeur un message de son ex femme en larmes : leur petit garçon de sept ans a disparu lors d'un bivouac en montagne pendant une classe verte. Julien se précipite à sa recherche et rien ne pourra l'arrêter.
Come What May, 1h54
Directed by Christian Carion
Origin France
Genres Drama, War
Actors August Diehl, Olivier Gourmet, Mathilde Seigner, Alice Isaaz, Matthew Rhys, Laurent Gerra
Rating66% 3.3374953.3374953.3374953.3374953.337495
On 10 May 1940, the German army invaded Belgium and France via the Ardennes.
Farewell
Farewell (2009)
, 1h53
Directed by Christian Carion
Origin France
Genres Drama, Thriller, Spy
Themes Spy films, Politique, Political films
Actors Guillaume Canet, Emir Kusturica, Willem Dafoe, Alexandra Maria Lara Claudia Paolina, Fred Ward, Alexeï Gorbounov ou Aleksey Gorbunov
Rating69% 3.494993.494993.494993.494993.49499
In the early 1980s, a high-ranking KGB analyst, Sergei Grigoriev, disillusioned with the Soviet regime, decides to pass Soviet secrets, including a list of Soviet spies, to the government of France, then under the newly elected President François Mitterrand, a Socialist in coalition with the Communist Party. Grigoriev (code-named Farewell by the French intelligence service) hopes to force change in the Soviet Union by revealing their extensive network of spies trying to acquire scientific, technical and industrial information from the West. He uses Pierre Froment, a naïve French engineer based in Moscow, as his unlikely intermediary. After the first transfer of information, Pierre confides in his wife Jessica, who is adamant about his stopping to preserve their family. Grigoriev persuades Pierre to continue without telling Jessica. He will accept neither money nor defection as a reward, but sometimes requests small gifts from Pierre's trips to France, such as a Sony Walkman and Queen cassette tapes for his son, some cognac, or books of French poetry. As Farewell's prodigious output blossoms, the French are bewildered by the sheer scale and yield of top Western technology transferred covertly to the Soviets.
Joyeux Noel, 1h56
Directed by Christian Carion
Origin France
Genres Drama, War, Historical, Musical, Romance
Themes French war films, Christmas films, Political films
Actors Benno Fürmann, Guillaume Canet, Daniel Brühl, Diane Kruger, Gary Lewis, Dany Boon
Rating76% 3.8465853.8465853.8465853.8465853.846585
The story centers mainly upon six characters: Gordon (a Lieutenant of the Royal Scots Fusiliers); Audebert (a French Lieutenant in the 26th Infantry and reluctant son of a general); Horstmayer (a Jewish German Lieutenant of the 93rd Infantry); Palmer (a Scottish priest working as a stretcher-bearer); and German tenor Nikolaus Sprink and his Danish fiance, mezzo-soprano, Anna Sørensen (two famous opera stars).
The Girl from Paris, 1h43
Directed by Christian Carion
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Films about the labor movement
Actors Michel Serrault, Mathilde Seigner, Jean-Paul Roussillon, Frédéric Pierrot, Marc Berman, Françoise Bette
Rating65% 3.2958753.2958753.2958753.2958753.295875
Sandrine (Mathilde Seigner) gets tired of her life as an IT instructor in Paris and decides to leave her work and dedicate her life to agriculture. She first goes to college where she earns her BTS in two years, undertaking internships along the way. She then wishes to buy an isolated farm in the Vercors from an old farmer called Adrien (Michel Serrault) who wishes to retire. The trials and tribulations of a young woman in a harsh lifestyle then follow.

Scriptwriter

My Son
My Son (2017)
, 1h30
Directed by Christian Carion
Origin France
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Guillaume Canet, Mélanie Laurent, Antoine Hamel, Christophe Rossignon
Roles Writer
Rating58% 2.9105752.9105752.9105752.9105752.910575
Lors d'une escale en France, Julien découvre sur son répondeur un message de son ex femme en larmes : leur petit garçon de sept ans a disparu lors d'un bivouac en montagne pendant une classe verte. Julien se précipite à sa recherche et rien ne pourra l'arrêter.
Come What May, 1h54
Directed by Christian Carion
Origin France
Genres Drama, War
Actors August Diehl, Olivier Gourmet, Mathilde Seigner, Alice Isaaz, Matthew Rhys, Laurent Gerra
Rating66% 3.3374953.3374953.3374953.3374953.337495
On 10 May 1940, the German army invaded Belgium and France via the Ardennes.
Farewell
Farewell (2009)
, 1h53
Directed by Christian Carion
Origin France
Genres Drama, Thriller, Spy
Themes Spy films, Politique, Political films
Actors Guillaume Canet, Emir Kusturica, Willem Dafoe, Alexandra Maria Lara Claudia Paolina, Fred Ward, Alexeï Gorbounov ou Aleksey Gorbunov
Roles Writer
Rating69% 3.494993.494993.494993.494993.49499
In the early 1980s, a high-ranking KGB analyst, Sergei Grigoriev, disillusioned with the Soviet regime, decides to pass Soviet secrets, including a list of Soviet spies, to the government of France, then under the newly elected President François Mitterrand, a Socialist in coalition with the Communist Party. Grigoriev (code-named Farewell by the French intelligence service) hopes to force change in the Soviet Union by revealing their extensive network of spies trying to acquire scientific, technical and industrial information from the West. He uses Pierre Froment, a naïve French engineer based in Moscow, as his unlikely intermediary. After the first transfer of information, Pierre confides in his wife Jessica, who is adamant about his stopping to preserve their family. Grigoriev persuades Pierre to continue without telling Jessica. He will accept neither money nor defection as a reward, but sometimes requests small gifts from Pierre's trips to France, such as a Sony Walkman and Queen cassette tapes for his son, some cognac, or books of French poetry. As Farewell's prodigious output blossoms, the French are bewildered by the sheer scale and yield of top Western technology transferred covertly to the Soviets.
Joyeux Noel, 1h56
Directed by Christian Carion
Origin France
Genres Drama, War, Historical, Musical, Romance
Themes French war films, Christmas films, Political films
Actors Benno Fürmann, Guillaume Canet, Daniel Brühl, Diane Kruger, Gary Lewis, Dany Boon
Roles Ecrivain
Rating76% 3.8465853.8465853.8465853.8465853.846585
The story centers mainly upon six characters: Gordon (a Lieutenant of the Royal Scots Fusiliers); Audebert (a French Lieutenant in the 26th Infantry and reluctant son of a general); Horstmayer (a Jewish German Lieutenant of the 93rd Infantry); Palmer (a Scottish priest working as a stretcher-bearer); and German tenor Nikolaus Sprink and his Danish fiance, mezzo-soprano, Anna Sørensen (two famous opera stars).
The Girl from Paris, 1h43
Directed by Christian Carion
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Films about the labor movement
Actors Michel Serrault, Mathilde Seigner, Jean-Paul Roussillon, Frédéric Pierrot, Marc Berman, Françoise Bette
Roles Writer
Rating65% 3.2958753.2958753.2958753.2958753.295875
Sandrine (Mathilde Seigner) gets tired of her life as an IT instructor in Paris and decides to leave her work and dedicate her life to agriculture. She first goes to college where she earns her BTS in two years, undertaking internships along the way. She then wishes to buy an isolated farm in the Vercors from an old farmer called Adrien (Michel Serrault) who wishes to retire. The trials and tribulations of a young woman in a harsh lifestyle then follow.