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Jacques Audiard is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Producer French born on 30 april 1952 at Paris (France)

Jacques Audiard

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Nationality France
Birth 30 april 1952 (67 years) at Paris (France)

Jacques Audiard ([ʒak odjaʁ]; born 30 April 1952) is a French film director and screenwriter; and the son of Michel Audiard, also a notable screenwriter and film director.

He won twice both the César Award for Best Film and the BAFTA Award for Best Film not in the English Language, in 2005 for The Beat That My Heart Skipped and in 2010 for A Prophet. He also won the Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival. His film Rust and Bone competed for the Palme d'Or at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival.

His 2015 film Dheepan won the Palme d'Or at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.

Biography

Audiard was born in Paris. At the beginning of the 1980s he successfully began screenwriting, including Réveillon chez Bob! and Mortelle randonnée, Baxter, Fréquence Meurtre and Saxo.

In 1994, he directed the film Regarde les hommes tomber, a road movie with Mathieu Kassovitz and Jean-Louis Trintignant. The film won the César Award for the best first film and the prix Georges-Sadoul. Two years later he reunited with Mathieu Kassovitz and Jean-Louis Trintignant on his second movie Un héros très discret adapted from the eponymous novel by Jean-François Deniau.

His fourth movie, De battre mon cœur s'est arrêté, received 10 nominations at the Césars and won eight, among them the awards for best film, best director, best screenplay, best film music, and best cinematography.

He also released some music videos, among them Comme elle vient by Noir Désir where all the actors were deaf-mute and interpret the lyrics of the song in sign language. The beginning of the feature (a sequence with subtitles) created a minor scandal. It displayed three women discussing politics who come to the conclusion that "it is better to be deaf than to listen to that".

Best films

A Prophet (2009)
(Director)
Rust and Bone (2012)
(Director)
The Beat That My Heart Skipped (2005)
(Director)
Dead Tired (1994)
(Scriptwriter)
Venus Beauty Institute (1999)
(Actor)
The Professional (1981)
(Scriptwriter)

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Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Jacques Audiard (21 films)

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Actor

Venus Beauty Institute, 1h45
Directed by Tonie Marshall
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about the labor movement
Actors Nathalie Baye, Jacques Audiard, Tonie Marshall, Bulle Ogier, Samuel Le Bihan, Marion Vernoux
Rating63% 3.1950653.1950653.1950653.1950653.195065
Angèle is a 40-year-old beautician who works at the title establishment in Paris. She has been an orphan from the age of eight, her father having killed her mother for suspected infidelity, and then killed himself when her infidelity was proved untrue. She picks up men to have short sex flings, but no longer believes in love, having hurt her former boyfriend, Jacques, whom she occasionally contacts out of loneliness, but who is never available at the same time as her. An unkempt younger man, Antoine, sees her at a cafe as she is being dumped by her latest fling, and falls in love with her. He stands outside the beauty shop to watch for Angèle, follows her to a café and declares his love for her, but she for once is lost for words and does not immediately return his feelings. Antoine also reveals that despite his feelings for her, he is engaged, but feels he is drifting away from his fiancée. However, despite her refusal to believe in love, Angèle gradually falls for Antoine.
Baby Blood
Baby Blood (1990)
, 1h24
Directed by Alain Robak
Origin France
Genres Comedy, Horror
Themes Circus films, Pregnancy films, Films about sexuality, Rape in fiction, Rape and revenge films
Actors Jean François Gallotte, Christian Sinniger, Emmanuelle Escourrou, François Frapier, Rémy Roubakha, Alain Robak
Roles Jogger
Rating59% 2.9530152.9530152.9530152.9530152.953015
A snake-like parasite crawls into the uterus of an abused woman and circus performer named Yanka (Emmanuelle Escourrou). The parasite demands human blood from Yanka who is first reluctant, but then finds that the only relationship she has is with the parasite. Yanka commits murders to devour the victims blood in order to nurture the parasite. The parasite tells her that it is a creature that will replace man as the dominant species on the planet in five million years, and must be released in the ocean. The creature is eventually released in the sea where it abandons Yanka.

Director

The Sisters Brothers
Directed by Jacques Audiard
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy, Adventure, Crime, Western
Actors John C. Reilly, Joaquin Phoenix, Jake Gyllenhaal, Riz Ahmed, Rutger Hauer, Carol Kane
Rating69% 3.4997953.4997953.4997953.4997953.499795
En 1851, dans l'Oregon, les frères Eli et Charlie Sisters sont deux tueurs à gages engagés pour assassiner le chercheur de trésors Hermann Kermit Warm.
Dheepan
Dheepan (2015)
, 1h54
Directed by Jacques Audiard
Origin France
Genres Drama, Crime
Themes Films about immigration, Seafaring films, Transport films, La précarité
Actors Vincent Rottiers, Antonythasan Jesuthasan, Marc Zinga, Faouzi Bensaïdi, Joséphine de Meaux, Aymen Saïdi
Rating71% 3.5965253.5965253.5965253.5965253.596525
Sivadhasan (Antonythasan Jesuthasan), is a Tamil Tiger soldier during the last days of the bloody Sri Lankan Civil war. After the armed conflict resolves, his side loses and he is forced to move to a refugee camp. There he decides to move to France to take a fresh chance at life. However, in order to secure political asylum, he requires a convincing cover story. He is given the passport of a dead man, Dheepan, and pairs with people he barely knows posing as his family. Along with his supposed wife, Yalini (Kalieaswari Srinivasan) and his supposed 9-year-old daughter, Illayaal (Claudine Vinasithamby) they get on a ship bound for Paris. Upon arrival, he lands a job as a resident caretaker and starts building a new life in a housing project in Le Pré-Saint-Gervais, a northeastern suburb of Paris, which turns out to be another conflict zone for him.
Rust and Bone, 2h2
Directed by Jacques Audiard
Origin France
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about animals, Medical-themed films, Seafaring films, Sports films, Transport films, Cétacé, Martial arts films, Films about disabilities, Mise en scène d'un cétacé
Actors Marion Cotillard, Matthias Schoenaerts, Bouli Lanners, Céline Sallette, Corinne Masiero, Françoise Michaud
Rating74% 3.7478253.7478253.7478253.7478253.747825
Alain van Versch, an unemployed father in his mid 20s known as Ali, arrives in Antibes, southern France, to look for work to support his young son, Sam. Having no money, he crashes with his sister Anna, who already has her own share of problems with money and temporary employment.
A Prophet
A Prophet (2009)
, 2h29
Directed by Jacques Audiard
Origin France
Genres Drama, Thriller, Mob film, Crime
Themes Prison films, La provence, Ghost films, Gangster films
Actors Tahar Rahim, Niels Arestrup, Adel Bencherif, Reda Kateb, Hichem Yacoubi, Gilles Cohen
Rating78% 3.94863.94863.94863.94863.9486
Malik El Djebena, a 19-year-old French youth of Algerian descent, is sentenced to six years in prison for attacking police officers. Alone and illiterate upon his arrival, he falls under the sway of Corsican mobsters, led by Cesar Luciani, who enforces a brutal rule.
The Beat That My Heart Skipped, 1h47
Directed by Jacques Audiard
Origin France
Genres Drama, Thriller, Musical, Crime, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about classical music and musicians, Piano
Actors Romain Duris, Niels Arestrup, Linh-Dan Pham, Jonathan Zaccaï, Aure Atika, Gilles Cohen
Rating72% 3.647783.647783.647783.647783.64778
Intense young "tough" Thomas Seyr is a 28-year-old real estate broker involved in shady business deals. His business partners, Fabrice and Sami, spend much of their time ruthlessly chasing squatters and illegal immigrants out of the buildings they have procured and trying to work their way around government housing regulations. Thomas is born to this kind of work; his father, Robert, is also involved in dodgy enterprises and sometimes calls upon Thomas to beat up people who refuse to pay. Tom shows a protective and defensive attitude toward his father who doesn't always appreciate what his son does for him–so much so that when his father introduces his new girlfriend to Tom, Tom undermines her to her face, and insults her to his father, insisting she is an opportunistic "whore." Later, when he tries to enlist her help to watch over his father, she tells him they broke up due to Robert changing his attitude and she is aware of Tom's backstabbing because Robert told her. Robert by this time is in danger from a Russian gangster, Minskov (Anton Yakovlev) who scammed him out of 300,000 Euros and Tom is worried for his safety.
Read My Lips, 1h55
Directed by Jacques Audiard
Origin France
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Crime, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about disabilities, Personne sourde ou muette, Sign-language films, French Sign Language films, Films about language and translation
Actors Vincent Cassel, Emmanuelle Devos, Olivier Gourmet, Bernard Alane, Olivia Bonamy, Olivier Perrier
Rating73% 3.698653.698653.698653.698653.69865
The film is set partially in the business offices and partially in the underworld of Paris. Carla, a lonely woman burdened by lack of respect from her co-workers and her only friend, Annie, begins to change after a younger man enters her life.
A Self-Made Hero, 1h47
Directed by Jacques Audiard
Origin France
Genres Drama, War, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Histoire de France, L'Occupation allemande en France
Actors Mathieu Kassovitz, Albert Dupontel, Anouk Grinberg, Sandrine Kiberlain, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Nadia Barentin
Rating73% 3.6931153.6931153.6931153.6931153.693115
Albert Dehousse has grown up on heroic novels, unfortunately his life isn't quite so exciting. Albert lives in a village in Northern France with his mother, who lives in memory of her husband, who she claims died a hero in the First World War. World War Two passes the pair by, as Albert is not called up as he is the only child of a war widow, denying him of his chance to become a hero. Having married the daughter of a member of the resistance, he leaves his family and his marriage for Paris where heroes are truly celebrated.
See How They Fall, 1h35
Directed by Jacques Audiard
Origin France
Genres Drama, Thriller, Noir, Crime
Actors Jean-Louis Trintignant, Jean Yanne, Mathieu Kassovitz, Bulle Ogier, Christine Pascal, Yvon Back
Rating66% 3.345293.345293.345293.345293.34529
Deux histoires complètement opposées vont, par la force des choses, être amenées à se croiser. D'un côté, il y a Simon Hirsch, représentant de commerce taciturne, qui cherche à tout prix à venger son seul ami, un inspecteur de police qui s'est fait tirer dessus au cours d'une enquête. De l'autre, Marx, escroc minable et vieillissant, constamment suivi par Johnny, un jeune paumé qui s'est pris d'affection pour lui et qu'il entraîne dans ses petites combines…

Scriptwriter

The Sisters Brothers
Directed by Jacques Audiard
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy, Adventure, Crime, Western
Actors John C. Reilly, Joaquin Phoenix, Jake Gyllenhaal, Riz Ahmed, Rutger Hauer, Carol Kane
Rating69% 3.4997953.4997953.4997953.4997953.499795
En 1851, dans l'Oregon, les frères Eli et Charlie Sisters sont deux tueurs à gages engagés pour assassiner le chercheur de trésors Hermann Kermit Warm.
Dheepan
Dheepan (2015)
, 1h54
Directed by Jacques Audiard
Origin France
Genres Drama, Crime
Themes Films about immigration, Seafaring films, Transport films, La précarité
Actors Vincent Rottiers, Antonythasan Jesuthasan, Marc Zinga, Faouzi Bensaïdi, Joséphine de Meaux, Aymen Saïdi
Rating71% 3.5965253.5965253.5965253.5965253.596525
Sivadhasan (Antonythasan Jesuthasan), is a Tamil Tiger soldier during the last days of the bloody Sri Lankan Civil war. After the armed conflict resolves, his side loses and he is forced to move to a refugee camp. There he decides to move to France to take a fresh chance at life. However, in order to secure political asylum, he requires a convincing cover story. He is given the passport of a dead man, Dheepan, and pairs with people he barely knows posing as his family. Along with his supposed wife, Yalini (Kalieaswari Srinivasan) and his supposed 9-year-old daughter, Illayaal (Claudine Vinasithamby) they get on a ship bound for Paris. Upon arrival, he lands a job as a resident caretaker and starts building a new life in a housing project in Le Pré-Saint-Gervais, a northeastern suburb of Paris, which turns out to be another conflict zone for him.
Rust and Bone, 2h2
Directed by Jacques Audiard
Origin France
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about animals, Medical-themed films, Seafaring films, Sports films, Transport films, Cétacé, Martial arts films, Films about disabilities, Mise en scène d'un cétacé
Actors Marion Cotillard, Matthias Schoenaerts, Bouli Lanners, Céline Sallette, Corinne Masiero, Françoise Michaud
Rating74% 3.7478253.7478253.7478253.7478253.747825
Alain van Versch, an unemployed father in his mid 20s known as Ali, arrives in Antibes, southern France, to look for work to support his young son, Sam. Having no money, he crashes with his sister Anna, who already has her own share of problems with money and temporary employment.
A Prophet
A Prophet (2009)
, 2h29
Directed by Jacques Audiard
Origin France
Genres Drama, Thriller, Mob film, Crime
Themes Prison films, La provence, Ghost films, Gangster films
Actors Tahar Rahim, Niels Arestrup, Adel Bencherif, Reda Kateb, Hichem Yacoubi, Gilles Cohen
Rating78% 3.94863.94863.94863.94863.9486
Malik El Djebena, a 19-year-old French youth of Algerian descent, is sentenced to six years in prison for attacking police officers. Alone and illiterate upon his arrival, he falls under the sway of Corsican mobsters, led by Cesar Luciani, who enforces a brutal rule.
The Beat That My Heart Skipped, 1h47
Directed by Jacques Audiard
Origin France
Genres Drama, Thriller, Musical, Crime, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about classical music and musicians, Piano
Actors Romain Duris, Niels Arestrup, Linh-Dan Pham, Jonathan Zaccaï, Aure Atika, Gilles Cohen
Rating72% 3.647783.647783.647783.647783.64778
Intense young "tough" Thomas Seyr is a 28-year-old real estate broker involved in shady business deals. His business partners, Fabrice and Sami, spend much of their time ruthlessly chasing squatters and illegal immigrants out of the buildings they have procured and trying to work their way around government housing regulations. Thomas is born to this kind of work; his father, Robert, is also involved in dodgy enterprises and sometimes calls upon Thomas to beat up people who refuse to pay. Tom shows a protective and defensive attitude toward his father who doesn't always appreciate what his son does for him–so much so that when his father introduces his new girlfriend to Tom, Tom undermines her to her face, and insults her to his father, insisting she is an opportunistic "whore." Later, when he tries to enlist her help to watch over his father, she tells him they broke up due to Robert changing his attitude and she is aware of Tom's backstabbing because Robert told her. Robert by this time is in danger from a Russian gangster, Minskov (Anton Yakovlev) who scammed him out of 300,000 Euros and Tom is worried for his safety.