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Luis Mandoki is a Director, Scriptwriter, Producer and Thanks Mexicain born on 1954 at Mexico City (Mexique)

Luis Mandoki

Luis Mandoki
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Nationality Mexique
Birth 1954 (66 years) at Mexico City (Mexique)

Luis Mandoki est un réalisateur, producteur et scénariste mexicain, né en 1954 à Mexico (Mexique).

Biography

Luis Mandoki étudie les Beaux-Arts à Mexico, puis au San Francisco Art Institut et pour finir au London College of Printing. Il est formé à la London International Film School où il réalise son premier court-métrage intitulé Silent Music. Il remporte alors un prix au Festival international du film amateur au Festival de Cannes en 1976. Il retourne ensuite au Mexique et réalise quelques autres courts-métrages et documentaires pour l'Instituto Nacional Indigenista et le Centro de Producción de Cortometraje.

En 1980, Mandoki remporte le prix Ariel (sorte d'Oscar mexicain) avec un court-métrage intitulé Le Secret. Un peu plus tard, il réalise son premier long-métrage : Motel, qui est choisi pour représenter le Mexique en 1983 dans cinq festivals de par le monde. Mais ce n'est vraiment qu'en 1987 que Mandoki s'établit une véritable renommée internationale avec le film Gaby: A True Story (film cité au Golden Globes et Oscar de la meilleure actrice pour Norma Aleandro).

À partir de 1990, il dirige ses premiers films américains et se spécialisera dans son domaine de prédilection, la romance; avec des films comme Quand l'esprit vient aux femmes ou Une bouteille à la mer.

Best films

Message in a Bottle (1999)
(Director)
Amores Perros (2000)
(Thanks)

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Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Luis Mandoki (10 films)

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Director

Innocent Voices, 2h32
Directed by Luis Mandoki
Genres Drama, War
Themes Political films
Actors Leonor Varela, Ofelia Medina, Daniel Giménez Cacho, José María Yazpik, Paulina Gaitán, Jesús Ochoa
Rating78% 3.947363.947363.947363.947363.94736
In 1986, Chava is a young 11-year-old boy from El Salvador. His father escaped to the United States at the start of the civil war when he was only 5. His family lives in a small town of Cuscatancingo that is currently heavily fought over between the Salvadoran army and the El Salvador guerrillas. His mother makes a living for the family by sewing, and Chava sells the clothes in shops. When he's not in school, Chava works for a bus driver announcing stations for him as a part-time service to help his family with money.
Trapped
Trapped (2002)
, 1h46
Directed by Luis Mandoki
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Charlize Theron, Courtney Love, Stuart Townsend, Kevin Bacon, Dakota Fanning, Pruitt Taylor Vince
Rating61% 3.0994153.0994153.0994153.0994153.099415
Joe Hickey (Kevin Bacon) is a man who is apparently in the business of kidnapping rich people's children for ransom with his wife Cheryl (Courtney Love) and cousin Marvin as his accomplices. Will Jennings (Stuart Townsend), the father/husband in a typical happy family, is a research physician who has just had his big career break by patenting a new anesthetic drug. The mother/wife, Karen Jennings (Charlize Theron), is a stay-at-home mother who was previously a nurse.
Angel Eyes
Angel Eyes (2001)
, 1h42
Directed by Mark Canton, Elie Samaha, Luis Mandoki
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Romance
Actors Jennifer Lopez, Jim Caviezel, Jeremy Sisto, Terrence Howard, Sônia Braga, Victor Argo
Rating56% 2.801112.801112.801112.801112.80111
On a wet rainy night in Chicago, police officer Sharon Pogue (Jennifer Lopez) is at the scene of a serious traffic accident holding the hand of one of the victims, pleading that he hold on and not give up. One year later, Sharon is frustrated with the men she dates, and has become estranged from her family for having her father arrested for beating her mother Josephine (Sonia Braga). Her father and brother, Larry (Jeremy Sisto), have never forgiven her, and her anger is affecting her police work.
Message in a Bottle, 2h11
Directed by Luis Mandoki
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Romance
Actors Robin Wright, Kevin Costner, Paul Newman, John Savage, Illeana Douglas, Robbie Coltrane
Rating61% 3.0993853.0993853.0993853.0993853.099385
Theresa Osborne, a former reporter, works as a researcher for the Chicago Tribune. On a trip to Cape Cod, she finds a mysterious, intriguing love letter in a bottle in the sand, addressed from Garret to Catherine. She is fascinated by it and comes into possession of two more letters by the same person, eventually tracking down the man who wrote them, Garret Blake. He refurbished a boat called Happenstence with his wife before her death and he lives quietly on the Outer Banks of North Carolina near his father, Dodge.
When a Man Loves a Woman, 2h5
Directed by Luis Mandoki
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about alcoholism, Medical-themed films, Films about drugs
Actors Andy García, Meg Ryan, Tina Majorino, Mae Whitman, Ellen Burstyn, Lauren Tom
Rating65% 3.299823.299823.299823.299823.29982
The movie chronicles one woman's (Meg Ryan) alcoholism and her husband's (Andy Garcia) efforts to help her.
Born Yesterday, 1h36
Directed by Luis Mandoki
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films based on plays
Actors Melanie Griffith, John Goodman, Don Johnson, Edward Herrmann, Max Perlich, Nora Dunn
Rating52% 2.602592.602592.602592.602592.60259
A wealthy but crude businessman, Harry Brock, on a trip to the nation's capital, is socially embarrassed by his ditzy and rather uncultured showgirl blonde girlfriend, Billie Dawn. He hires a reporter, Paul Verrall, to "teach her the ropes."
White Palace, 1h43
Directed by Luis Mandoki
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Erotic, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films
Actors Susan Sarandon, James Spader, Jason Alexander, Kathy Bates, Eileen Brennan, Steven Hill
Rating64% 3.2496553.2496553.2496553.2496553.249655
27-year-old St. Louis advertising executive, Max Baron (James Spader), has completely shut himself off from the world in the two years since the auto accident that killed his wife Janey (Maria Pitillo). On the way to the bachelor party of his friend, Neil (Jason Alexander), he picks up 50 burgers from a diner called White Palace. At the party, he discovers that the order is six burgers short and, to the ridicule of his friends, returns to the restaurant to complain. In a moment that defines his initial character, Max declares, "It's the principle." He is roundly mocked by his cohorts who make it clear that they favor money over principle.
Gaby: A True Story, 1h50
Directed by Luis Mandoki
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Romance
Themes Films about writers, Films about disabilities
Actors Rachel Chagall, Liv Ullmann, Norma Aleandro, Robert Loggia, Lawrence Monoson, Robert Beltran
Rating69% 3.4918453.4918453.4918453.4918453.491845
Gaby Brimmer, the child of Austrian refugees living in Mexico, is born with cerebral palsy. Though most of her body is completely paralyzed, her mind and left foot is unaffected, and she is able to become a college graduate and an acclaimed author.

Scriptwriter

Innocent Voices, 2h32
Directed by Luis Mandoki
Genres Drama, War
Themes Political films
Actors Leonor Varela, Ofelia Medina, Daniel Giménez Cacho, José María Yazpik, Paulina Gaitán, Jesús Ochoa
Roles Writer
Rating78% 3.947363.947363.947363.947363.94736
In 1986, Chava is a young 11-year-old boy from El Salvador. His father escaped to the United States at the start of the civil war when he was only 5. His family lives in a small town of Cuscatancingo that is currently heavily fought over between the Salvadoran army and the El Salvador guerrillas. His mother makes a living for the family by sewing, and Chava sells the clothes in shops. When he's not in school, Chava works for a bus driver announcing stations for him as a part-time service to help his family with money.
Gaby: A True Story, 1h50
Directed by Luis Mandoki
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Romance
Themes Films about writers, Films about disabilities
Actors Rachel Chagall, Liv Ullmann, Norma Aleandro, Robert Loggia, Lawrence Monoson, Robert Beltran
Rating69% 3.4918453.4918453.4918453.4918453.491845
Gaby Brimmer, the child of Austrian refugees living in Mexico, is born with cerebral palsy. Though most of her body is completely paralyzed, her mind and left foot is unaffected, and she is able to become a college graduate and an acclaimed author.

Producer

Innocent Voices, 2h32
Directed by Luis Mandoki
Genres Drama, War
Themes Political films
Actors Leonor Varela, Ofelia Medina, Daniel Giménez Cacho, José María Yazpik, Paulina Gaitán, Jesús Ochoa
Roles Producer
Rating78% 3.947363.947363.947363.947363.94736
In 1986, Chava is a young 11-year-old boy from El Salvador. His father escaped to the United States at the start of the civil war when he was only 5. His family lives in a small town of Cuscatancingo that is currently heavily fought over between the Salvadoran army and the El Salvador guerrillas. His mother makes a living for the family by sewing, and Chava sells the clothes in shops. When he's not in school, Chava works for a bus driver announcing stations for him as a part-time service to help his family with money.
Trapped
Trapped (2002)
, 1h46
Directed by Luis Mandoki
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Charlize Theron, Courtney Love, Stuart Townsend, Kevin Bacon, Dakota Fanning, Pruitt Taylor Vince
Roles Producer
Rating61% 3.0994153.0994153.0994153.0994153.099415
Joe Hickey (Kevin Bacon) is a man who is apparently in the business of kidnapping rich people's children for ransom with his wife Cheryl (Courtney Love) and cousin Marvin as his accomplices. Will Jennings (Stuart Townsend), the father/husband in a typical happy family, is a research physician who has just had his big career break by patenting a new anesthetic drug. The mother/wife, Karen Jennings (Charlize Theron), is a stay-at-home mother who was previously a nurse.