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Jacob Berger is a Actor, Director and Scriptwriter born on 1963 at Gloucestershire (United-kingdom)

Jacob Berger

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Birth 1963 (56 years) at Gloucestershire (United-kingdom)

Jacob Berger (born 1963) is a Swiss film director and screenwriter. His 1990 film Angels was entered into the 40th Berlin International Film Festival.

Biography

Jacob Berger is of English and Swiss descent, born in Lydney, England, in 1963. Jacob Berger is the son of the English author John Berger.

After studying at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University and a first short film titled A Name for Her Desire, Jacob Berger filmed his first full-length motion picture, Angels, in Barcelona, with Steve Weber, Belinda Becker, Féodor Atkine and Angela Molina. The film was presented for official competition at the Berlin International Film Festival in 1990.

In 1991 he produced a TV movie, Jour Blanc, in the Swiss Alps with Heinz Benent, Jean-Yves Berteloot et Fabienne Périneau. The film won the Prix de la Fiction at the Antibes Film Festival.

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Filmography of Jacob Berger (8 films)

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Actor

Wonder Wheel, 1h41
Directed by Woody Allen
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors James Belushi, Juno Temple, Justin Timberlake, Kate Winslet, Max Casella, Geneva Carr
Roles Watch Salesman
Rating62% 3.1017453.1017453.1017453.1017453.101745
L’histoire se déroule à Coney Island, une station balnéaire, dans les années 1950. Ginny, une ancienne actrice lunatique devenue serveuse, a refait sa vie avec Humpty, veuf, qui exploite un manège. Le couple vit avec Richie, le petit garçon de Ginny, aux fortes tendances pyromanes. La tranquillité de la famille est ébranlée au retour de Carolina, 25 ans, la fille de Humpty. Ils s’étaient brouillés cinq ans auparavant lorsqu’elle avait épousé un gangster, au désarroi de Humpty. Sans ressources et voulant échapper aux griffes de son mari violent, Caroline se réfugie chez son père, sachant que son mari veut la tuer pour avoir fui et parlé à la police. Si la rancœur des années passées pousse initialement Humpty à rejeter sa fille, au fil des semaines, il adoucit son comportement et cherche désormais à recréer une relation harmonieuse avec elle, entre autres en lui finançant des cours du soir pour qu’elle puisse se relancer dans la vie, au lieu du boulot de serveuse qu’elle exerce temporairement aux côtés de Ginny.
Margarita with a Straw
Directed by Shonali Bose
Origin Inde
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Bisexuality-related films, LGBT-related films, Films about disabilities, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Kalki Koechlin, Revathi, Sayani Gupta, William Moseley, Jacob Berger
Roles Electronics Salesman
Rating72% 3.6458453.6458453.6458453.6458453.645845
Laila (Kalki Koechelin) is a wheelchair bound teenager with cerebral palsy. She is a student at Delhi University and an aspiring writer who writes lyrics and creates electronic sounds for an indie band at the university. Laila falls for the lead singer of the college band and is heartbroken when she is rejected. But she soon overcomes this phase, when she gets a scholarship for a semester at New York University and moves there with her mother (Revathy). Living in Manhattan, she meets an attractive young man named Jared (William Moseley) in her creative writing class, who is assigned to help her in typing. She also meets the fiery young activist Khanum (Sayani Gupta), a blind girl of a Pakistani and Bangladeshi descent, whom she later falls in love with. As she embarks on a journey of sexual discovery, she figures out she is bisexual, as she still feels attracted to men like Jared in spite of being with Khanum. Laila's mother believing the two are like best friends and oblivious to the fact that Khanum is her daughter's lover, invites her to Delhi to spend the winter break with the family. It is during that time that Laila finally finds the courage to tell her mother about her sexuality and her actual relationship with Khanum, which her mother initially disapproves. After a short while Laila's mother falls sick and she learns that her mother had fourth stage colon cancer which has fallen into relapse after previous treatments. Later Laila and her mother patch up and come to terms with each other. After her mother dies Laila plays a recorded speech at her mother's funeral telling how much she loved her and how she was the only one who ever understood her. The story ends with Laila going on a date, with herself, signifying that she now has taken control of her life and doesn't need anyone else to love and care for her.
La Vallée Fantôme
Directed by Alain Tanner
Origin France
Genres Drama
Actors Jean-Louis Trintignant, Laura Morante, Caroline Cartier, Jacob Berger, Raymond Serra, Françoise Michaud
Roles Jean
Rating65% 3.265283.265283.265283.265283.26528
Paul (Jean-Louis Trintignant) n'arrive pas à écrire le scénario de son prochain film. Les castings de comédiennes s'enchaînent et se ressemblent ; aucune ne parvient à le débloquer. Il est surpris dans ses turpitudes par Jean (Jacob Berger), fringant assistant fraîchement diplômé d'une école de cinéma new-yorkaise. Quand Paul repense subitement à Dara (Laura Morante), sa comédienne idéale, il lance Jean à sa poursuite, décidé à engager à tout prix la jeune femme. Toutefois, cette dernière, revenue vivre à Chioggia après plusieurs années d'échecs à Rome, refuse de remettre les pieds sur un plateau de cinéma.

Director

Un Juif pour l'exemple, 1h12
Directed by Jacob Berger
Origin Suisse
Genres Drama
Actors Bruno Ganz, André Wilms, Elina Löwensohn
Rating65% 3.2853953.2853953.2853953.2853953.285395
Le film raconte l'assassinat d'Arthur Bloch par des sympathisants nazis en 1942 à Payerne, et la réception en 2009 du livre de Jacques Chessex inspiré de cet évènement.
1 Journée
1 Journée (2007)

Directed by Jacob Berger
Origin France
Genres Drama
Actors Bruno Todeschini, Natacha Régnier, Noémie Kocher, Louis Dussol, Amélia Jacob, Zinedine Soualem
Rating62% 3.1480253.1480253.1480253.1480253.148025
Serge est journaliste dans une radio suisse. Il est marié à Pietra, avec qui il a un fils de 8 ans, Vlad. Une journée pluvieuse d'hiver démarre mal pour Serge : au petit matin, avant de rejoindre la radio pour y présenter son journal, il subit un accrochage au volant de sa voiture. C'est le début d'un engrenage qui le déstabilise.
A Loving Father, 1h43
Directed by Jacob Berger
Origin France
Genres Drama
Themes Films about writers
Actors Gérard Depardieu, Guillaume Depardieu, Sylvie Testud, Julien Boisselier, Hiam Abbass
Rating61% 3.096533.096533.096533.096533.09653
Writer Leo Shepherd is informed that he has won the Nobel Prize. He lives in the Swiss countryside with his daughter, Virginie, who has given up her entire life for him, and he has an estranged son, Paul, who lives in the city. Leo makes his way to Sweden on a motorcycle, against the advice of his friends. Paul hears of his father having won the prize, and calls him to congratulate him, but his sister refuses to let Paul speak to their father. Still wishing to reconnect with his father, Paul sets off to find him. They first meet up at a petrol station, and later at the scene of an accident. Leo barely manages to survive. Taking advantage of the confusion, Paul kidnaps Leo, claiming that his father had not spent much time with him when he was growing up. Meanwhile, Leo's identification papers are found at the scene of the accident, and he is reported dead. Paul ties up Leo with yellow tape, and takes him on a road trip, giving Paul an opportunity to have his say and make Leo listen.

Scriptwriter

Operation Libertad
Directed by Nicolas Wadimoff
Origin Suisse
Genres Drama, Historical
Themes Films about anarchism, Politique, Political films
Actors Laurent Capelluto, Stipe Erceg, Natacha Koutchoumov, Nuno Lopes
Roles Writer
Rating65% 3.273623.273623.273623.273623.27362
Des anarchistes zurichois, pour renverser la dictature paraguayenne, prennent une banque en otage.
1 Journée
1 Journée (2007)

Directed by Jacob Berger
Origin France
Genres Drama
Actors Bruno Todeschini, Natacha Régnier, Noémie Kocher, Louis Dussol, Amélia Jacob, Zinedine Soualem
Roles Writer
Rating62% 3.1480253.1480253.1480253.1480253.148025
Serge est journaliste dans une radio suisse. Il est marié à Pietra, avec qui il a un fils de 8 ans, Vlad. Une journée pluvieuse d'hiver démarre mal pour Serge : au petit matin, avant de rejoindre la radio pour y présenter son journal, il subit un accrochage au volant de sa voiture. C'est le début d'un engrenage qui le déstabilise.
A Loving Father, 1h43
Directed by Jacob Berger
Origin France
Genres Drama
Themes Films about writers
Actors Gérard Depardieu, Guillaume Depardieu, Sylvie Testud, Julien Boisselier, Hiam Abbass
Rating61% 3.096533.096533.096533.096533.09653
Writer Leo Shepherd is informed that he has won the Nobel Prize. He lives in the Swiss countryside with his daughter, Virginie, who has given up her entire life for him, and he has an estranged son, Paul, who lives in the city. Leo makes his way to Sweden on a motorcycle, against the advice of his friends. Paul hears of his father having won the prize, and calls him to congratulate him, but his sister refuses to let Paul speak to their father. Still wishing to reconnect with his father, Paul sets off to find him. They first meet up at a petrol station, and later at the scene of an accident. Leo barely manages to survive. Taking advantage of the confusion, Paul kidnaps Leo, claiming that his father had not spent much time with him when he was growing up. Meanwhile, Leo's identification papers are found at the scene of the accident, and he is reported dead. Paul ties up Leo with yellow tape, and takes him on a road trip, giving Paul an opportunity to have his say and make Leo listen.