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Patrice Leconte is a Actor, Director and Scriptwriter French born on 12 november 1947 at Paris (France)

Patrice Leconte

Patrice Leconte
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Birth name Patrice Claude François Leconte
Nationality France
Birth 12 november 1947 (72 years) at Paris (France)
Awards Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres‎

Patrice Leconte ([ləkɔ̃t]; born 12 November 1947) is a French film director, actor, comic strip writer, and screenwriter.

Biography

Leconte grew up in Tours, and began making little amateur films at 15. He went to Paris in 1967 and studied at Institut des hautes études cinématographiques. While attending film school in the late 1960s, Leconte also worked as cartoonist, in particular for the Franco-Belgian comics magazine Pilote. He directed his first feature film in 1976, and had a number of major successes with comedy films that were barely distributed outside France. He first came to international attention in 1989 with Monsieur Hire, which was shown at the 1989 Cannes Film Festival and which was a radical departure from his previous work. Although he had already directed more than half a dozen features, many foreign critics, unfamiliar with his previous work, essentially treated him as a newcomer. Since then, he has alternated between films such as Ridicule and L'homme du train which have had success in the international arthouse market, and others, like Les Grands Ducs, whose appeal has been limited to France.



In the 2000s, Patrice Leconte received more recognition in the United States with the successful United States releases of Girl on the Bridge, The Widow of Saint-Pierre, Man on the Train and Intimate Strangers (Paramount Classics released three of these films in the United States). Ryan Mottesheard of IndieWIRE wrote: "you could even argue that no other foreign filmmaker (INCLUDING Pedro Almodóvar) has had as strong of an impact on United States arthouses."

An English language remake of Leconte's film Man on the Train was remade by an independent Hollywood studio in 2011, and two others are in 'development': Intimate Strangers and My Best Friend.

Patrice Leconte's film, The Suicide Shop, was screened at the Newport Beach Film Festival in Newport Beach, California, on April 28 and May 2, 2013.



^ "Festival de Cannes: Monsieur Hire". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 2009-08-01.

^ McNary, Dave (September 7, 2006). "Foreign-language fare lost in B.O. translation". Variety.

^ Ryan Mottesheard: Arms Wide Open: Patrice Leconte Talks About "Intimate Strangers in IndieWIRE, July 30, 2004

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Best films

French Fried Vacation 3 (2006)
(Director)
French Fried Vacation (1978)
(Director)
French Fried Vacation 2 (1979)
(Director)
Ridicule (1996)
(Director)
Viens chez moi (1981)
(Director)
The Specialists (1985)
(Director)

Usually with

Michel Blanc
Michel Blanc
(9 films)
Albert Delpy
Albert Delpy
(7 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Patrice Leconte (40 films)

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Actor

Belmondo, itinéraire..., 1h30
Directed by Vincent Perrot
Origin France
Genres Documentary
Themes Films about films, Documentary films about the film industry, Documentaire sur une personnalité
Actors Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean Becker, Luc Besson, Bertrand Blier, Nicole Calfan, Claudia Cardinale
Roles Himself
Rating67% 3.39143.39143.39143.39143.3914
Jean-Paul Belmondo demeure depuis cinquante ans, un des acteurs français préférés du public. Depuis ses débuts éclatants dans "À bout de souffle" (1959) de Jean-Luc Godard révélant une personnalité atypique, jusqu’à ses grands succès populaires des années 70 et 80, Belmondo n’a cessé de se remettre en question. Dévorant la vie à pleins poumons grâce à un dynamisme hors-pair, cet homme lucide et avisé a géré sa carrière de producteur-comédien par des choix qui lui permirent d’alterner harmonieusement les genres, passant aisément de l’univers de Godard à celui de Verneuil, de Truffaut à Jean Becker, de Resnais à Lautner, de Malle à Philippe de Broca... Réfractaire à l’autosatisfaction et aux honneurs de pacotille, Jean-Paul Belmondo n’a jamais accepté qu’un film analyse sa carrière, visite sa famille et cerne la personnalité réelle de l’homme. "Belmondo, itinéraire...", s’annonce comme un docu-événement car pour la première fois, Jean-Paul Belmondo cautionne et s’implique dans l’écriture et la réalisation du "film de sa carrière". Il s’agit d’un long-métrage de 90 minutes non chronologique, dans lequel il accepte de nous livrer des scènes de sa vie quotidienne, preuve éclatante d’un homme vivant.
My Stars
My Stars (2008)
, 1h28
Directed by Lætitia Colombani
Origin France
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about films
Actors Kad Merad, Catherine Deneuve, Mélanie Bernier, Emmanuelle Béart, Jean-Pierre Martins, Maria de Medeiros
Roles Patrice Leduc, le réalisateur
Rating56% 2.8399952.8399952.8399952.8399952.839995
Robert travaille comme agent d'entretien la nuit dans une agence artistique. Il est fasciné par trois actrices, au point d'en devenir envahissant. Il les harcèle, s'immisce dans leur carrière et parvient même à les réunir sur le tournage d'un film.
Son of Gascogne, 1h46
Directed by Pascal Aubier
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Musical, Romance
Actors Grégoire Colin, Dinara Droukarova, Jean-Claude Dreyfus, Pascal Bonitzer, Gérard Cherqui, László Szabó
Roles Himself
Rating65% 3.281473.281473.281473.281473.28147
Harvey, jeune provincial timide, accueille une troupe de choristes géorgiens accompagnés de Dinara, leur interprète (quarteron russe : « pour quatrième, mon père est tatar, ma mère elle est moitié la russe moitié la juive »), et leur sert de guide dans Paris.
Tandem
Tandem (1987)
, 1h31
Directed by Patrice Leconte
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Radio, Transport films, Road movies, Buddy films
Actors Jean Rochefort, Gérard Jugnot, Sylvie Granotier, Jean-Claude Dreyfus, Albert Delpy, Ged Marlon
Roles un candidat malchanceux
Rating71% 3.586323.586323.586323.586323.58632
Michel Mortez (Jean Rochefort), animateur radio, sillonne la France avec Rivetot (Gérard Jugnot), pour animer depuis plus de 25 ans le jeu quotidien La Langue au chat. Rivetot apprend, alors qu'il téléphone à ses collègues, que l'émission va être supprimée. Par amitié et affection pour Mortez il décide de le lui cacher, détournant les lettres et coups de téléphone, jusqu'à simuler une émission qui n'est en réalité pas diffusée.
Pinot Simple Flic, 1h26
Directed by Gérard Jugnot
Origin France
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Crime
Themes Transport films, Transport en Île-de-France, Métro parisien dans la culture populaire
Actors Fanny Bastien, Patrick Fierry, Gérard Jugnot, Pierre Mondy, Jean Rougerie, Jean-Claude Brialy
Roles Le voyageur incommodé
Rating53% 2.6717352.6717352.6717352.6717352.671735
Dans le 13e arrondissement de Paris, en 1984, Robert Pinot est un gardien de la paix aussi ordinaire que maladroit.
The Year 01, 1h27
Directed by Jacques Doillon, Alain Resnais, Jean Rouch
Origin France
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about anarchism, Politique, Political films, Histoire de France
Actors Daniel Auteuil, Josiane Balasko, Romain Bouteille, Isabelle de Botton, Madeleine Bouchez, Christian Clavier
Rating62% 3.111293.111293.111293.111293.11129
The film narrates a utopian abandonment, consensual and festive of the market economy and high productivity. The population decides on a number of resolutions beginning with "We stop everything" and the second "After a total downtime will be revived—reluctantly—that the services and products including lack will prove intolerable. Probably: water to drink, electricity for reading at night, the TSF to say "This is not the end of the world, this is an 01, and now a page of Celestial Mechanics". The implementation of these resolutions is the first day of a new era, Year 01. The Year 01 is emblematic of the challenge of the 1970s and covers such diverse topics as ecology, negation of authority, free love, communal living, rejection of private property and labor.

Director

Salauds de pauvres, 1h46
Directed by Jean-Claude Deret, Patrice Leconte, Sophie Forte, Charles Dubois
Origin France
Genres Comedy, Anthology film
Actors Arielle Dombasle, Albert Delpy, Zabou Breitman, François Rollin, Christine Murillo, Philippe Chevallier

Salauds de pauvres est un film à sketches, écrit par douze auteurs. Miroir ou projection, Salauds de pauvres s’amuse de faits de tous les jours et ne raconte pas une histoire, mais des histoires. À travers ces histoires courtes et amères, sont dévoilées toutes les fissures du genre humain...
Do Not Disturb, 1h19
Directed by Patrice Leconte
Origin France
Genres Comedy
Themes L'action se déroule en une journée, Théâtre, Films based on plays
Actors Christian Clavier, Carole Bouquet, Rossy de Palma, Stéphane De Groodt, Valérie Bonneton, Sébastien Castro
Rating55% 2.787682.787682.787682.787682.78768
Un samedi, par hasard, en chinant dans les allées d'une brocante, Michel (Christian Clavier), dentiste et passionné de jazz, déniche Me, myself and I, le premier album de Niel Youart, album rare et qu'il cherchait depuis longtemps. Mais, alors qu'il veut l’écouter tranquillement dans son salon, le monde entier semble s’être ligué contre lui : Nathalie, sa femme (Carole Bouquet) choisit justement ce moment pour lui faire une révélation inopportune, son fils débarque à l’improviste, un de ses amis frappe à la porte, sa maîtresse décide de tout révéler à sa femme, tandis que sa mère ne cesse de l’appeler sur son portable… Sans parler du fait qu’il s’agit ce jour-là de la fameuse Fête des voisins… Manipulateur, menteur, Michel est prêt à tout pour avoir la paix. Est-il encore possible, aujourd’hui, de disposer d’une petite heure de tranquillité ?
A Promise
A Promise (2013)
, 1h35
Directed by Patrice Leconte
Origin France
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Rebecca Hall, Alan Rickman, Richard Madden, Maggie Steed, Shannon Tarbet, Christelle Cornil
Rating57% 2.8512752.8512752.8512752.8512752.851275
In 1912 Germany, a freshly graduated engineer with modest origins, Friedrich Zeitz, becomes the right hand of ageing tycoon Karl Hoffmeister. When Hoffmeister's degrading health condition starts to confine him permanently to his house, Friedrich has to visit him at home to get briefed. Thus Friedrich makes the acquaintance of Hoffmeister's younger wife Charlotte, a beautiful and reserved woman in her early 30s. He immediately becomes enamored with her and struggles with his growing unrequited feelings for her, not realizing they are reciprocated. Just as they disclose their mutual attraction towards one another, Friedrich has to leave the country to represent Hoffmeister overseas. The outbreak of World War I keeps him away from Germany for a long time. Only after the end of the war and many years of separation are Friedrich and Charlotte able to reunite.
The Suicide Shop, 1h30
Directed by Patrice Leconte
Origin France
Genres Comedy, Musical theatre, Musical, Animation
Themes Films about families, Films about music and musicians, Films about suicide, Films about the labor movement, Musical films, Children's films
Actors Bernard Alane, Isabelle Spade, Kacey Mottet-Klein, Pierre-François Martin-Laval, Laurent Gendron, Éric Métayer
Rating63% 3.1525753.1525753.1525753.1525753.152575
In a small city, everybody is sad. The Tuvache, a family with a father, Mishima, a mother, Lucrèce, a daughter, Marilyn, a son, Vincent... And Alan, the happy son, work in a "Suicide Shop", catering for those, who wish to die.
Voir la mer, 1h31
Directed by Patrice Leconte
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Transport films, Films about automobiles, Road movies
Actors Clément Sibony, Nicolas Giraud, Pauline Lefèvre, Gilles Cohen, Jacques Mathou, Urbain Cancelier
Rating56% 2.8096552.8096552.8096552.8096552.809655
C’est 2 frères. Qui habitent Montbard, en Bourgogne. Et qui, pour les vacances d’été, ont décidé d’aller voir leur mère à Saint-Jean-de-Luz. Parce que ça fait longtemps. Parce que ça lui fera plaisir. Ce ne sont pas les parce que qui manquent. Ils ont trouvé un motor-home d’occasion, et vont faire la route au rythme du bitume, au gré des envies. C’est ça l’idée : une diagonale de France entre frères. Sauf que leur tombe dessus une fille qui n’était pas prévue. Une fille attachante. Inattendue. Et qui n’a jamais vu la mer. Ils font donc la route à trois. Et tout doucement, entre désirs diffus et envies cachées, ils réalisent que d’être un trio n’empêche pas de s’aimer. Sans jalousie. Plaisirs partagés.
Beauties at War, 1h29
Directed by Patrice Leconte
Origin France
Genres Comedy
Actors Benoît Poelvoorde, Olivia Bonamy, Jacques Mathou, Laurent Gamelon, Christian Charmetant, Béatrice Michel
Rating52% 2.6113452.6113452.6113452.6113452.611345
The villages of Charmoussey and Super-Charmoussey (Upper Charmoussey) have been longtime rivals despite the fact that many of their inhabitants are related to each other. While Charmoussey is relatively poor, Upper-Charmoussey enjoys the luxuries of a ski resort and thus a better economy than its sister village. The rivalry is also stressed because of the local beauty pageant, where the better trained and dressed girls of Upper-Charmoussey always win the contest. Since the size of both municipalities is very small, the local government has decided to merge Charmoussey into Upper-Charmoussey, this leaves the inhabitants of Charmoussey desperate because it is their last chance to win the beauty contest. In order to achieve that, they call the only person who has had any success outside the village, Franck (Benoît Poelvoorde) a second rate actor, who has been engaged mostly as an extra in many films (playing dead people) and is currently down on his luck after causing an accident that resulted in breaking the leg of actress Catherine Deneuve (his biggest role so far).
French Fried Vacation 3, 1h37
Directed by Patrice Leconte
Origin France
Genres Comedy
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Le thème des vacances
Actors Michel Blanc, Marie-Anne Chazel, Christian Clavier, Thierry Lhermitte, Josiane Balasko, Gérard Jugnot
Rating39% 1.963881.963881.963881.963881.96388
The characters from the first two films get together again, 27 years on, in Sardinia. The obsession with sex has not disappeared but has taken a backwards step in the face of financial preoccupations. Bernard and Nathalie Morin (Gérard Jugnot, Josiane Balasko), are the parents of a son who reveals a homosexual liaison; J.C. (Michel Blanc) and Gigi (Marie-Anne Chazel), are living together; Jérome Tarayre (Christian Clavier), is divorced and seems unhappy in his new life; Christiane Weissmuller (Dominique Lavanant), has joined an esoteric sect and wants revenge on Jérome who messed up an operation he performed on her; Popeye (Thierry Lhermitte), has become the proprietor of the hotel where the group has re-assembled, and is as unfaithful as ever.