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Jaume Balagueró is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Associate Producer Espagnol born on 2 november 1968 at Lleida (Espagne)

Jaume Balagueró

Jaume Balagueró
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Birth name Jaume Balagueró i Bernat
Nationality Espagne
Birth 2 november 1968 (54 years) at Lleida (Espagne)

Jaume Balagueró i Bernat ([ˈdʒawme βalaɣeˈɾo]) (born 2 November 1968 in Lleida, Spain), is a Spanish film director widely known for his horror films, most notably the acclaimed REC series.

Biography

Diplômé en sciences de la communication, Jaume Balagueró suit également des études de cinéma et de photographie. D'abord journaliste en presse écrite et radio, il débute au cinéma en réalisant deux courts métrages, Alicia (1994) et Dias sin luz (1995). C'est en 2000 qu'il passe au long métrage avec le film fantastique La Secte sans nom (Los Sin nombre). Inspirée d'une histoire de Ramsey Campbell, cette œuvre très sombre rencontre un vrai succès critique et public, remporte trois prix au Festival de Gérardmer (qu'il préside lors de l'édition 2009) et impose d'emblée le jeune réalisateur comme l'un des grands espoirs du cinéma horrifique espagnol.

En 2002, Jaume Balagueró réalise Darkness, qui lui donne l'occasion de diriger un casting international (Anna Paquin, Lena Olin,...) et de percer aux États-Unis. Trois ans plus tard, il persévère dans le registre du frisson avec le long métrage Fragile (Fragiles), emmené par Calista Flockhart. En 2008, il coréalise avec Paco Plaza l'éprouvant REC, film d'horreur réaliste filmé comme un reportage, qui rencontre un grand succès dans divers pays, à commencer par l'Espagne.

Deux ans plus tard sort REC 2. Se déroulant quelques minutes après la fin du premier opus, le film connaît la consécration grâce à une présentation hors-compétition à la Mostra de Venise en 2009.

Usually with

Pablo Rosso
Pablo Rosso
(7 films)
Paco Plaza
Paco Plaza
(6 films)
David Gallart
David Gallart
(4 films)
Javier Botet
Javier Botet
(4 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Jaume Balagueró (14 films)

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Actor

[REC]²
[REC]² (2009)
, 1h25
Directed by Jaume Balagueró, Paco Plaza
Origin Espagne
Genres Thriller, Fantastic, Horror
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about religion, Films set in the future, Demons in film, Zombie films, Films about viral outbreaks, Political films, Dystopian films, Disaster films
Actors Manuela Velasco, Jonathan D. Mellor, Javier Botet, Pablo Rosso, Jaume Balagueró, Paco Plaza
Roles Zombie (uncredited)
Rating65% 3.251073.251073.251073.251073.25107
Dr. Owen (Jonathan Mellor), an official from the Ministry of Health, and a GEO team equipped with video cameras are sent into a quarantined apartment building to control the situation. After Martos, a GEO officer, is killed and infected encountering some of the infected, Owen uses religious mantra and rosary to hold him off in a room. It turns out that Owen is actually a priest sent by the Vatican to get a blood sample from a possessed girl named Tristana Medeiros.
Spanish Movie, 1h25
Origin Espagne
Genres Comedy
Actors Joaquín Reyes, Alexandra Jiménez, Silvia Abril, Leslie Nielsen, Carlos Areces, Juan Antonio Bayona
Roles Bombero
Rating42% 2.121012.121012.121012.121012.12101
Ramira (Alexandra Jiménez) works in Laura's house (Silvia Abril) as maid and nanny of her kids: Simeón and Ofendia (Óscar Lara & Laia Alda). Unfortunately, Ramira kills the child because he saw the sun despite suffering from photodermatitis. The woman tries to hide and lies to the mother about the death of her son.

Director

Muse
Muse (2017)
, 1h47
Directed by Jaume Balagueró
Origin Espagne
Genres Thriller, Fantastic, Horror
Actors Elliot Cowan, Franka Potente, Ana Ularu, Leonor Watling, Manuela Vellés, Joanne Whalley
Rating54% 2.7216452.7216452.7216452.7216452.721645
Après le décès de sa fiancée, Samuel Solomon, un professeur de littérature, s'est isolé pour faire son deuil. Mais il est hanté chaque nuit par un cauchemar récurrent : celui d'une femme assassinée lors d'un rituel macabre.
[REC]⁴ Apocalypse, 1h36
Directed by Jaume Balagueró
Origin Espagne
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantastic, Horror
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about religion, Demons in film, Zombie films, Films about viral outbreaks, Disaster films
Actors Manuela Velasco, Javier Botet, Héctor Colomé, Emilio Buale Coka
Rating53% 2.6567952.6567952.6567952.6567952.656795
The film opens with the GEOs sent in to recover Ángela. They begin setting bombs all over the apartments, but when they're ambushed by the infected Manu and the old man, they then kill them off and kill the officers infected as well. They then hear Ángela's screams for help and tell her it is time to get out.
Sleep Tight, 1h42
Directed by Jaume Balagueró
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Actors Marta Etura, Luis Tosar
Rating71% 3.598773.598773.598773.598773.59877
Apartment concierge Cesar (Luis Tosar) is a miserable person who believes he was born without the ability to be happy. As a result, he decides his mission is to make life hell for everyone around him. A majority of the tenants are easy to agitate, but Clara (Marta Etura) proves to be harder than the most. So Cesar goes to creepy extremes to make this young woman mentally break down. Things get even more complicated in this twisted relationship when her boyfriend, Marcos (Alberto San Juan), shows up.
[REC]²
[REC]² (2009)
, 1h25
Directed by Jaume Balagueró, Paco Plaza
Origin Espagne
Genres Thriller, Fantastic, Horror
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about religion, Films set in the future, Demons in film, Zombie films, Films about viral outbreaks, Political films, Dystopian films, Disaster films
Actors Manuela Velasco, Jonathan D. Mellor, Javier Botet, Pablo Rosso, Jaume Balagueró, Paco Plaza
Rating65% 3.251073.251073.251073.251073.25107
Dr. Owen (Jonathan Mellor), an official from the Ministry of Health, and a GEO team equipped with video cameras are sent into a quarantined apartment building to control the situation. After Martos, a GEO officer, is killed and infected encountering some of the infected, Owen uses religious mantra and rosary to hold him off in a room. It turns out that Owen is actually a priest sent by the Vatican to get a blood sample from a possessed girl named Tristana Medeiros.
To Let
To Let (2007)

Directed by Jaume Balagueró
Origin Espagne
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Actors Macarena Gómez, Adrià Collado, Nuria González, Ruth Díaz
Rating61% 3.0972953.0972953.0972953.0972953.097295
Clara (Macarena Gómez) et Mario (Adrià Collado) est un jeune couple qui attend un fils. Tous deux cherchent un appartement plus spacieux pour que leur bébé soit à son aise. Tout commence quand une agent immobilier (Nuria González) convainc le couple de visiter un appartement dans une banlieue. Une fois là-bas, Clara et Mario ne sont pas contents du résultat. L'immeuble est très vieux, en très mauvais état. En plus il est dans une banlieue abandonnée ! Pas du tout intéressés, ils décident de partir. Mais l'agent immobilier en réalité est folle… elle enferme le couple et garde déjà d'autres personnes séquestrées dans certains appartements. Après avoir tenté de s'échapper à plusieurs reprises, sans succès, Clara découvre que l'agent immobilier séquestre son fils qui est encore plus fou qu'elle. Le mari de Clara est moribond, elle se retrouve seule livrée à elle-même enfermée et attachée.
REC
REC (2007)
, 1h18
Directed by Jaume Balagueró, Paco Plaza
Origin Espagne
Genres Fantastic, Horror
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about religion, Demons in film, Zombie films, Films about viral outbreaks, Disaster films
Actors Manuela Velasco, Javier Botet, Pablo Rosso
Rating73% 3.697663.697663.697663.697663.69766
Ángela Vidal (Manuela Velasco), and her cameraman, Pablo, are covering the night shift in one of Barcelona's local fire stations for the documentary television series While You're Sleeping. While they are recording, the firehouse receives a call about an old woman, Mrs. Izquierdo, who is trapped in her apartment and screaming. Ángela and Pablo accompany two of the firefighters, Álex and Manu, to the apartment building, where two police officers are waiting. As they approach the old woman, she becomes aggressive and attacks one of the officers, biting his neck.
Fragile
Fragile (2005)
, 1h33
Directed by Jaume Balagueró
Origin Espagne
Genres Thriller, Horror
Themes Medical-themed films, Ghost films, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities, Films about autism
Actors Calista Flockhart, Elena Anaya, Richard Roxburgh, Colin McFarlane, Gemma Jones, Ivana Baquero
Rating60% 3.0063353.0063353.0063353.0063353.006335
On the Isle of Wight, just off the South Coast of England, a train accident means that the main hospital is completely full and is unable to take in any more patients. The smaller and older hospital, Mercy Falls which is more isolated, is being closed down however this accident means that some of the patients, including the childrens ward, need to remain at the site until there is availability elsewhere. The hospital has three floors with the children's ward on the first floor. The second floor was closed off twenty years before and is unaccessable due to the elevator buttons being disabled and the stairs blocked off.
Darkness
Darkness (2002)
, 1h42
Directed by Jaume Balagueró
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantastic, Horror
Themes Ghost films
Actors Anna Paquin, Lena Olin, Iain Glen, Giancarlo Giannini, Fele Martínez
Rating54% 2.7024952.7024952.7024952.7024952.702495
Forty years after an unfinished occult ritual resulted in the disappearance of six children, an American family has moved into a never-before inhabited house in Spain. The mother, Maria (Olin), wants to get the place in order, while the father, Mark (Glen), goes to work, and their children, teenager Regina (Paquin) and her younger brother Paul (Enquist), try to settle into their daily routines.
The Nameless, 1h42
Directed by Jaume Balagueró
Origin Espagne
Genres Thriller, Horror
Actors Emma Vilarasau, Karra Elejalde, Brendan Price, Jordi Dauder
Rating57% 2.8993952.8993952.8993952.8993952.899395
In Spain, the vanished six-year-old daughter of the editor Claudia (Emma Vilarasau) and her husband Marc is found completely mutilated in a well by the police, being recognized by her husband only due to a bracelet and leg defect (one legbone is shorter than the other). The body contains marks of many needle insertions and burns from sulfuric acid, which appear to have been inflicted while the child was still alive.

Scriptwriter

Muse
Muse (2017)
, 1h47
Directed by Jaume Balagueró
Origin Espagne
Genres Thriller, Fantastic, Horror
Actors Elliot Cowan, Franka Potente, Ana Ularu, Leonor Watling, Manuela Vellés, Joanne Whalley
Rating54% 2.7216452.7216452.7216452.7216452.721645
Après le décès de sa fiancée, Samuel Solomon, un professeur de littérature, s'est isolé pour faire son deuil. Mais il est hanté chaque nuit par un cauchemar récurrent : celui d'une femme assassinée lors d'un rituel macabre.
Inside
Inside (2016)
, 1h31
Directed by Miguel Ángel Vivas
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror
Themes Pregnancy films, Serial killer films
Actors Rachel Nichols, Laura Harring, Stany Coppet
Rating46% 2.309562.309562.309562.309562.30956
Suite à la mort tragique de son mari, une femme enceinte tente de revivre. Un soir, alors qu'elle vit seule chez elle, une étrange femme tente de rentrer chez elle dans l'unique but de lui prendre le bébé qu'elle porte en elle...
[REC]⁴ Apocalypse, 1h36
Directed by Jaume Balagueró
Origin Espagne
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantastic, Horror
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about religion, Demons in film, Zombie films, Films about viral outbreaks, Disaster films
Actors Manuela Velasco, Javier Botet, Héctor Colomé, Emilio Buale Coka
Roles Writer
Rating53% 2.6567952.6567952.6567952.6567952.656795
The film opens with the GEOs sent in to recover Ángela. They begin setting bombs all over the apartments, but when they're ambushed by the infected Manu and the old man, they then kill them off and kill the officers infected as well. They then hear Ángela's screams for help and tell her it is time to get out.
[REC]³ Genesis, 1h20
Directed by Paco Plaza
Origin Espagne
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror comedy, Romantic comedy, Horror
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about religion, Demons in film, Zombie films, Films about viral outbreaks, Comedy horror films, Disaster films, Films about marriage
Actors Leticia Dolera, Javier Botet, Alex Monner
Roles Creative Producer
Rating50% 2.5036852.5036852.5036852.5036852.503685
Koldo and Clara are about to celebrate their wedding day. The wedding is filmed by Koldo's cousin, Adrián, and their wedding photographer, Atun, plus footage cuts from other guests' mobile phones and cameras. The guests travel to the wedding reception, held in a huge mansion, on chartered coaches. Adrián films his uncle, who says he was bitten by a dog, but says he will be all right.