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Kim Nguyen is a Director, Scriptwriter and Producer Canadien born on 1 january 1974 at Montreal (Canada)

Kim Nguyen

Kim Nguyen
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Nationality Canada
Birth 1 january 1974 (47 years) at Montreal (Canada)

Kim Nguyen is a Canadian film director and screenwriter, best known for his Academy Award-nominated and Canadian Screen Award-winning 2012 film Rebelle (War Witch). The film was the top winner at the 2013 Canadian Screen Awards; in addition to being named Best Picture and winning acting awards for two of its stars, Nguyen himself won the awards for Best Director and Best Original Screenplay.

Born and raised in Amqui, Quebec to a Vietnamese father and a French Canadian mother, Nguyen currently lives in Montreal, and has directed four feature films to date.

Biography

Son père, Hung Nguyen, d'origine vietnamien, est venu étudier au Québec. Il y rencontre Louise Bérubé d'Amqui et, de leur union, est né Kim.

Kim Nguyen fait des études cinématographiques à l'université Concordia à Montréal. Il obtient ensuite une maîtrise en cinématographie à l'université de Montréal. Sa fascination de l'écriture de scénarios l'amène également à se former au métier de scénariste. Il enseignera les arts cinématographiques et la scénarisation avant de fonder sa propre entreprise : Shen Studio.

Best films

The Measure of a Man (2015)
(Production Manager)
War Witch (2011)
(Director)

Usually with

Pierre Even
Pierre Even
(2 films)
Paul Ahmarani
Paul Ahmarani
(2 films)
Julian Bailey
Julian Bailey
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Kim Nguyen (7 films)

Display filmography as list

Director

The Hummingbird Project, 1h51
Directed by Kim Nguyen
Origin Belgique
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Jesse Eisenberg, Alexander Skarsgård, Salma Hayek, Michael Mando, Johan Heldenbergh, Kaniehtiio Horn
Rating61% 3.098623.098623.098623.098623.09862
Un trader et un informaticien se lancent dans la construction d'une ligne de fibre optique haute fréquence entre le Kansas et le New Jersey. Leur ancienne patronne va tout faire pour les empêcher de mener à bien ce projet.
Two Lovers and a Bear
Directed by Kim Nguyen
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Tatiana Maslany, Dane DeHaan, Gordon Pinsent, John Ralston
Rating61% 3.057523.057523.057523.057523.05752
The film follows the lives of Roman and Lucy, two people living difficult lives in a small, frozen town.
War Witch
War Witch (2011)
, 1h30
Directed by Kim Nguyen
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, War
Themes Films about children, Films about slavery, Enfant soldat
Actors Rachel Mwanza
Rating70% 3.546223.546223.546223.546223.54622
During a civil war in sub-saharan Africa, a 12-year-old girl named Komona is abducted by rebel forces to become a child soldier. She is given a gun and told to choose between shooting her parents, who huddle in front of her, or watching them come to a much more painful end via machete. With tears in her eyes, she shoots them. Then, with other captives, she is whisked by motorised canoe up the river and led into a forest where training exercises immediately commence. New recruits are regularly beaten and face near-starvation.
City of Shadows
Directed by Kim Nguyen
Genres Drama, Historical
Actors Jean-Marc Barr, Claude Legault, Vincent Winterhalter, Sabine Karsenti, François Nadin, Lotfi Abdelli
Rating58% 2.9151252.9151252.9151252.9151252.915125
En 1895, après la guerre, un médecin français en transit vers chez lui, Max Orswell, s'installe dans une ville fortifiée où cohabitent les légionnaires français, menés par un capitaine tyrannique, et les Hérénites, descendants du peuples fondateurs de la ville. Alors qu'émerge une épidémie de peste bubonique, les autorités placent la ville en quarantaine et expulsent les Hérénites, les condamnant à la famine. Inquiété de leur sort, Max se porte à leur secours, pensant les soigner. Mais les Hérénites combattent efficacement l'infection, et sont davantage inquiétés par les confrontations fréquentes avec les soldats français.
Truffle
Truffle (2008)

Directed by Kim Nguyen
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Comedy, Horror
Actors Céline Bonnier, Roy Dupuis, Pierre Lebeau, Danielle Proulx, Michèle Richard, Jean-Nicolas Verreault
Rating58% 2.9099052.9099052.9099052.9099052.909905
En 2010, le réchauffement climatique a transformé le quartier populaire montréalais d'Hochelaga-Maisonneuve en terreau fertile pour la truffe noire. On retrouve partout des gisements du champignon, qui est une denrée rare et coûteuse. Alice (Céline Bonnier) et Charles (Roy Dupuis) tentent leur chance dans l'aventure, tout comme une nouvelle compagnie qui vient de s'installer dans le quartier.
The Marsh
The Marsh (2002)

Directed by Kim Nguyen
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantasy
Actors Gregory Hlady, Paul Ahmarani, James Hyndman, Elyzabeth Walling, Bosse, Alexander Bisping
Rating61% 3.053063.053063.053063.053063.05306
En Europe de l'Est au 19e siècle, un inventeur taciturne héberge et protège un étrange marionnettiste dont les villageois se méfient. Lorsqu'une femme disparaît mystérieusement, les soupçons se portent immédiatement sur les deux hommes.

Scriptwriter

The Hummingbird Project, 1h51
Directed by Kim Nguyen
Origin Belgique
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Jesse Eisenberg, Alexander Skarsgård, Salma Hayek, Michael Mando, Johan Heldenbergh, Kaniehtiio Horn
Roles Writer
Rating61% 3.098623.098623.098623.098623.09862
Un trader et un informaticien se lancent dans la construction d'une ligne de fibre optique haute fréquence entre le Kansas et le New Jersey. Leur ancienne patronne va tout faire pour les empêcher de mener à bien ce projet.
Two Lovers and a Bear
Directed by Kim Nguyen
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Tatiana Maslany, Dane DeHaan, Gordon Pinsent, John Ralston
Rating61% 3.057523.057523.057523.057523.05752
The film follows the lives of Roman and Lucy, two people living difficult lives in a small, frozen town.
War Witch
War Witch (2011)
, 1h30
Directed by Kim Nguyen
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, War
Themes Films about children, Films about slavery, Enfant soldat
Actors Rachel Mwanza
Roles Writer
Rating70% 3.546223.546223.546223.546223.54622
During a civil war in sub-saharan Africa, a 12-year-old girl named Komona is abducted by rebel forces to become a child soldier. She is given a gun and told to choose between shooting her parents, who huddle in front of her, or watching them come to a much more painful end via machete. With tears in her eyes, she shoots them. Then, with other captives, she is whisked by motorised canoe up the river and led into a forest where training exercises immediately commence. New recruits are regularly beaten and face near-starvation.
City of Shadows
Directed by Kim Nguyen
Genres Drama, Historical
Actors Jean-Marc Barr, Claude Legault, Vincent Winterhalter, Sabine Karsenti, François Nadin, Lotfi Abdelli
Roles Writer
Rating58% 2.9151252.9151252.9151252.9151252.915125
En 1895, après la guerre, un médecin français en transit vers chez lui, Max Orswell, s'installe dans une ville fortifiée où cohabitent les légionnaires français, menés par un capitaine tyrannique, et les Hérénites, descendants du peuples fondateurs de la ville. Alors qu'émerge une épidémie de peste bubonique, les autorités placent la ville en quarantaine et expulsent les Hérénites, les condamnant à la famine. Inquiété de leur sort, Max se porte à leur secours, pensant les soigner. Mais les Hérénites combattent efficacement l'infection, et sont davantage inquiétés par les confrontations fréquentes avec les soldats français.
Truffle
Truffle (2008)

Directed by Kim Nguyen
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Comedy, Horror
Actors Céline Bonnier, Roy Dupuis, Pierre Lebeau, Danielle Proulx, Michèle Richard, Jean-Nicolas Verreault
Roles Writer
Rating58% 2.9099052.9099052.9099052.9099052.909905
En 2010, le réchauffement climatique a transformé le quartier populaire montréalais d'Hochelaga-Maisonneuve en terreau fertile pour la truffe noire. On retrouve partout des gisements du champignon, qui est une denrée rare et coûteuse. Alice (Céline Bonnier) et Charles (Roy Dupuis) tentent leur chance dans l'aventure, tout comme une nouvelle compagnie qui vient de s'installer dans le quartier.
The Marsh
The Marsh (2002)

Directed by Kim Nguyen
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantasy
Actors Gregory Hlady, Paul Ahmarani, James Hyndman, Elyzabeth Walling, Bosse, Alexander Bisping
Roles Writer
Rating61% 3.053063.053063.053063.053063.05306
En Europe de l'Est au 19e siècle, un inventeur taciturne héberge et protège un étrange marionnettiste dont les villageois se méfient. Lorsqu'une femme disparaît mystérieusement, les soupçons se portent immédiatement sur les deux hommes.

Producer

The Hummingbird Project, 1h51
Directed by Kim Nguyen
Origin Belgique
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Jesse Eisenberg, Alexander Skarsgård, Salma Hayek, Michael Mando, Johan Heldenbergh, Kaniehtiio Horn
Roles Executive Producer
Rating61% 3.098623.098623.098623.098623.09862
Un trader et un informaticien se lancent dans la construction d'une ligne de fibre optique haute fréquence entre le Kansas et le New Jersey. Leur ancienne patronne va tout faire pour les empêcher de mener à bien ce projet.
The Measure of a Man, 1h33
Directed by Stéphane Brizé
Origin France
Genres Drama
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about the labor movement, La précarité, Films about disabilities
Actors Vincent Lindon, Xavier Mathieu, Soufiane Guerrab, Christophe Rossignon
Roles Production Manager
Rating67% 3.393023.393023.393023.393023.39302
Thierry a married factory worker who has a disabled child. At the age of 51, he lands a new job as a security guard in a supermarket, after one-and-half years of unemployment. He tries to make ends meet in working-class France.
War Witch
War Witch (2011)
, 1h30
Directed by Kim Nguyen
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, War
Themes Films about children, Films about slavery, Enfant soldat
Actors Rachel Mwanza
Roles Producer
Rating70% 3.546223.546223.546223.546223.54622
During a civil war in sub-saharan Africa, a 12-year-old girl named Komona is abducted by rebel forces to become a child soldier. She is given a gun and told to choose between shooting her parents, who huddle in front of her, or watching them come to a much more painful end via machete. With tears in her eyes, she shoots them. Then, with other captives, she is whisked by motorised canoe up the river and led into a forest where training exercises immediately commence. New recruits are regularly beaten and face near-starvation.