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Nick Broomfield is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter, Producer, Editor, Sound and Sound Recordist British born on 30 january 1948 at London (United-kingdom)

Nick Broomfield

Nick Broomfield
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Birth 30 january 1948 (75 years) at London (United-kingdom)

Nicholas "Nick" Broomfield (born 30 January 1948) is an English documentary filmmaker. He is the son of Maurice Broomfield, a photographer.

Broomfield works with a minimal crew, recording sound himself and using one or two camera operators. He is often seen in the finished film, usually holding the sound boom and wearing the Nagra tape recorder.

Biography

Nick Broomfield réalisa, entre autres, le film documentaire Kurt and Courtney dans lequel il y examinait les circonstances du décès de Kurt Cobain (chanteur du groupe grunge Nirvana) en y incluant les allégations, infondées, sur l'éventuelle participation de Courtney Love. Le film concluait qu'il n'y avait pas assez de preuves pour affirmer que Kurt Cobain avait été assassiné par des membres de son entourage.

Réalisant très rapidement son erreur il conclut dès 1998 sur un plateau de TV que la thèse du suicide de Kurt Cobain était fondée et que Courtney Love, femme du chanteur de Nirvana, n'aurait tout simplement fait que manquer d'attention envers son mari.

Il est également connu pour avoir réalisé deux documentaires sur la tueuse en série américaine Aileen Wuornos :


Aileen Wuornos: The Selling of a Serial Killer, (1992) documentaire de Nick Broomfield.
Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer, (2003) documentaire de Nick Broomfield & Joan Churchill.
Il réalise en 2007 sa première fiction, Battle for Haditha, un film sans scénario pré-écrit.

En 2014, il consacre de nouveau un documentaire à un tueur en série, Grim Sleeper, dans Tales of the Grim Sleeper .

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Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Nick Broomfield (16 films)

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Actor

Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer, 1h29
Directed by Nick Broomfield
Genres Drama, Documentary
Themes Prison films, Documentary films about law, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Serial killer films, Films about capital punishment, Documentary films about law enforcement
Actors Nick Broomfield
Roles Self
Rating70% 3.546893.546893.546893.546893.54689
The film focuses on an evidentiary hearing held in Marion County, Florida in February of 2001 which was the site of some but not all of Wuornos' murders for which she was convicted and sentenced to death. It shows the work of the Office of Capital Collateral Regional counsel, led by attorney Joseph T. Hobson who is both interviewed and featured in the film and who seeks to vacate Wuornos' death sentences. It shows Judge Victor Musleh presiding over these proceedings and assistant state attorney, now judge, James McCune who defended the death sentences for the State of Florida. Hobson is shown vigorously cross-examining Wuornos' trial counsel, Steven Glazer, aka "Dr. Legal". Glazer was the unflattering subject of a prior Broomfield documentary on Aileen Wuornos, somewhat the "prequel" to this work, called Aileen Wuornos: The Selling of a Serial Killer. It was Hobson's line of attack that the efficacy of his client's (Wuornos') trial strategy was compromised by Glazer's pecuniary and self-promotional aims.
Biggie & Tupac, 1h48
Directed by Nick Broomfield
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Documentary, Musical
Themes Dance films, Films about music and musicians, Documentary films about law, Documentary films about music and musicians, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Hip hop films, Musical films
Actors Tupac Shakur, Nick Broomfield, Snoop Dogg, Suge Knight
Roles himself
Rating66% 3.3472653.3472653.3472653.3472653.347265
Ce documentaire ouvre à nouveau les enquêtes sur les meurtres des superstars du rap, Biggie Smalls (The Notorious B.I.G.) et Tupac Shakur. Ces deux rappeurs, d'abord amis, sont devenus à cause de leurs succès respectifs des ennemis mortels. La thèse officielle de leurs assassinats est celle de la guerre du rap. Nick Broomfield offre la parole aux témoins et aux proches que la police n'a pas entendus. Les dessous de ces enquêtes bâclées révèlent la corruption des autorités, le pouvoir du producteur Suge, le rôle du FBI, les rumeurs selon lesquelles Notorious Big aurait commandité le meurtre de Tupac.
Kurt & Courtney, 1h35
Directed by Nick Broomfield
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Documentary, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Documentary films about law, Documentary films about music and musicians, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Musical films
Actors Nick Broomfield, Courtney Love, Vincent Schiavelli
Roles Interviewer
Rating60% 3.049693.049693.049693.049693.04969
The film begins with a recap of Cobain's death and the media coverage which followed. Broomfield then interviews Cobain's aunt Mari who helped his love for music when he was a child. This interview is followed up with several from friends and schoolteachers who knew Cobain when he was growing up before moving onto Cobain's relationship with Courtney Love.

Director

Battle for Haditha, 1h33
Directed by Nick Broomfield
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, War, Action, Adventure, Historical
Themes Political films, United States Armed Forces in films
Actors Elliot Ruiz, Yasmine Hanani
Rating69% 3.4952653.4952653.4952653.4952653.495265
The film is inspired by the Haditha killings incident that occurred three months after the Battle of Haditha in the Iraq War. On 19 November 2005, 24 unarmed Iraqi men, women and children were killed following an incident where an I.E.D killed one marine and seriously wounded two others and were killed by a group of United States Marines in Haditha, a city in the western Iraq province of Al Anbar. Since the release of the film, however, the US military justice controversially dropped all charges to all Marines involved. The names of the involved parties have been changed in the film.
Ghosts
Ghosts (2006)
, 1h36
Directed by Nick Broomfield
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Documentary
Rating72% 3.6347453.6347453.6347453.6347453.634745
Ai Qin is an illegal Chinese immigrant to the United Kingdom. She is at home in Fuzhou, China, where there is no work except badly paid agricultural labour, and even this is in short supply. Ai Qin has a son but her husband is not seen (it is later revealed that he left her for another woman). The family have some awareness of the dangers of leaving for a foreign country, and can keep in touch using mobile phones, but overall they have no control once Ai Qin puts herself in the hands of a "snakehead" gang who, for a deposit of $5,000 (and the obligation to pay off the loan of another $20,000), will smuggle her to Europe.
Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer, 1h29
Directed by Nick Broomfield
Genres Drama, Documentary
Themes Prison films, Documentary films about law, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Serial killer films, Films about capital punishment, Documentary films about law enforcement
Actors Nick Broomfield
Rating70% 3.546893.546893.546893.546893.54689
The film focuses on an evidentiary hearing held in Marion County, Florida in February of 2001 which was the site of some but not all of Wuornos' murders for which she was convicted and sentenced to death. It shows the work of the Office of Capital Collateral Regional counsel, led by attorney Joseph T. Hobson who is both interviewed and featured in the film and who seeks to vacate Wuornos' death sentences. It shows Judge Victor Musleh presiding over these proceedings and assistant state attorney, now judge, James McCune who defended the death sentences for the State of Florida. Hobson is shown vigorously cross-examining Wuornos' trial counsel, Steven Glazer, aka "Dr. Legal". Glazer was the unflattering subject of a prior Broomfield documentary on Aileen Wuornos, somewhat the "prequel" to this work, called Aileen Wuornos: The Selling of a Serial Killer. It was Hobson's line of attack that the efficacy of his client's (Wuornos') trial strategy was compromised by Glazer's pecuniary and self-promotional aims.