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Pierre Morel is a Director, Producer, Director of Photography and Cinematography French born on 12 may 1964

Pierre Morel

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Nationality France
Birth 12 may 1964 (57 years)

Pierre Morel (born 12 May 1964) is a French cinematographer and film director, best known for directing District 13, From Paris with Love and Taken,

Biography

Pierre Morel a étudié le cinéma à l'École supérieure de réalisation audiovisuelle (ESRA), une école supérieure technique privée de Paris.

Débutant comme directeur de la photographie, il s'impose comme réalisateur en 2005 en mettant en scène Banlieue 13, produit par Luc Besson. Le film remporte un succès commercial et connaît en 2009 une suite, Banlieue 13 ultimatum, réalisée par Patrick Alessandrin.

En 2008, Pierre Morel revient avec Taken toujours produit par Luc Besson avec Liam Neeson. Le film raconte l'histoire d'un père qui a 4 jours pour retrouver sa fille enlevée à Paris. C'est le film français qui a rapporté le plus d'argent en Amérique : 145 000 989 $. Une suite est prévue mais elle sera réalisée par Olivier Megaton également réalisateur du film Le Transporteur 3.

En 2010, il réalise From Paris with Love avec John Travolta et Jonathan Rhys-Meyers. Basé sur une histoire structurée autour du terrorisme, le film ne connaîtra pas le même succès que Taken.

En 2015, il réalise Gunman avec Sean Penn et Javier Bardem. Il s'agit d'une adaptation du roman de Jean-Patrick Manchette, La Position du tireur couché.

Best films

Taken (2008)
(Director)
Taxi 4 (2007)
(Cinematography)
From Paris with Love (2010)
(Director)
Unleashed (2005)
(Director of Photography)
The Transporter (2002)
(Director of Photography)

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Filmography of Pierre Morel (10 films)

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Director

Peppermint
Peppermint (2018)
, 1h42
Directed by Pierre Morel
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action
Actors Jennifer Garner, John Gallagher, Jr, John Ortiz, Juan Pablo Raba, Annie Ilonzeh, Jeff Hephner
Rating65% 3.251163.251163.251163.251163.25116
Riley North, une mère de famille, voit son mari et sa fille se faire tuer par trois malfrats appartenant à un gang de narco-trafiquants. Les inspecteurs Stan Carmichael et Moises Beltran parviennent à arrêter les suspects, mais faute de preuves suffisantes selon le juge, il n'y a pas de procès. Indignée par ce verdict, Riley doit être conduite dans un établissement psychiatrique. Parvenant à échapper au policier qui l'y emmène de force, elle disparaît de la ville.
The Gunman
The Gunman (2015)
, 1h55
Directed by Pierre Morel, Joel Silver, Jean-Patrick Manchette
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Sean Penn, Idris Elba, Javier Bardem, Peter Franzén, Ray Winstone, Jasmine Trinca
Rating57% 2.8991852.8991852.8991852.8991852.899185
Jim Terrier (Sean Penn) is a former special forces soldier who, in his 50s, has become a black-op mercenary. He is part of a team deployed in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2006, under the cover of providing security to local projects. He falls in love with Annie, a fellow expat working as a doctor in a local hospital. During this period, even though civil war has wracked the country, large multinational mining companies continue to profit from the country's mining industry. After the Minister of Mining announces his plans to declare contracts with the mining companies unjust and renegotiate the terms, the mining companies hire Jim's team to assassinate the Minister, to ensure their access to the rich mineral resources. Jim delivers the fatal shot from a sniper rifle and flees from Africa, leaving Annie behind. After that, Jim retires from his mercenary career.
From Paris with Love, 1h33
Directed by Pierre Morel
Origin France
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Buddy films
Actors John Travolta, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Kasia Smutniak, Richard Durden, David Gasman, Bing Yin
Rating64% 3.2480853.2480853.2480853.2480853.248085
A personal aide to the U.S. ambassador in France, James Reese (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) has an enviable life in Paris and a beautiful French girlfriend, but his real passion is his side job as a low-level operative for the CIA. Reese wants to become a higher level agent with more responsibilities. As the result of a shortage of agents in France, he is assigned as a partner to secret agent Charlie Wax (John Travolta).
Taken
Taken (2008)
, 1h33
Directed by Pierre Morel
Origin France
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Mafia films, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Films about prostitution, Erotic thriller films, Children's films, Gangster films
Actors Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace, Leland Orser, Jon Gries, David Warshofsky, Katie Cassidy Rodgers
Rating77% 3.8969753.8969753.8969753.8969753.896975
Retired CIA field operative Bryan Mills attempts to build a closer relationship with his daughter, Kim, who lives with her mother, Lenore, and her wealthy stepfather, Stuart. While overseeing security at a concert for pop star Sheerah, Bryan saves her from a violent stalker. As a thank you, Sheerah offers to assess Kim's talent as a singer. Before Bryan can tell Kim, she asks her father for permission to travel to Paris with her best friend, Amanda. He initially refuses, but eventually agrees after Lenore pressures him. At the airport, he learns the girls are actually following U2 during their European tour, something Lenore knew but kept from him.
District B13, 1h25
Directed by Pierre Morel
Origin France
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Martial arts, Action, Martial arts
Themes La banlieue française, Sports films, Films set in the future, Martial arts films, Political films, Dystopian films, Arme nucléaire
Actors David Belle, Cyril Raffaelli, Dany Verissimo-Petit, Tony D'Amario, Larbi Naceri, Samir Guesmi
Rating71% 3.5950753.5950753.5950753.5950753.595075
In 2010, social problems have overrun the poorer suburbs of Paris; especially Banlieue 13, commonly referred to as B13: a ghetto with a population of some two million. Unable to control B13, the authorities construct a high wall topped by barbed tape around the entire area, forcing the inhabitants within to survive without education, proper utilities or police protection behind the containment wall. Police checkpoints stop anybody going in or out. Three years later, the district has become overrun with gangs. Leïto (David Belle) is a fighter of such gangs. The beginning of the film depicts Leïto washing a case full of drugs down the drain, then escaping the gang who has come to collect the drugs. The gang's leader, Taha, kidnaps Leïto's sister Lola in retaliation; Leïto is able to rescue her and take Taha to the police station, but the police arrest Leïto and let Taha leave with Lola, stating that they're leaving the district.

Producer

Overdrive
Overdrive (2017)
, 1h36
Directed by Antonio Negret
Origin France
Genres Thriller, Action
Themes Mafia films, La provence, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Gangster films
Actors Scott Eastwood, Freddie Thorp, Ana de Armas, Gaia Weiss, Simon Abkarian, Clemens Schick
Roles Producer
Rating54% 2.7182152.7182152.7182152.7182152.718215
Les frères Andrew et Garrett Foster sont des pilotes d'exception, mais aussi des voleurs d'exception. Leur spécialité : voler les voitures les plus chères au monde. À Marseille, ils parviennent à dérober une sublime Bugatti Type 57 de 1937, joyau de l’exceptionnelle collection de Jacomo Morier, parrain de la mafia locale. Ce dernier décide alors d’utiliser leur talent à son profit contre son ennemi juré, Max Klemp. Mais s’ils acceptent de rentrer dans ce jeu, c’est qu’ils ont en réalité conçu un coup d’une audace inégalée.

Cameraman

From Paris with Love, 1h33
Directed by Pierre Morel
Origin France
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Buddy films
Actors John Travolta, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Kasia Smutniak, Richard Durden, David Gasman, Bing Yin
Roles Steadicam Operator
Rating64% 3.2480853.2480853.2480853.2480853.248085
A personal aide to the U.S. ambassador in France, James Reese (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) has an enviable life in Paris and a beautiful French girlfriend, but his real passion is his side job as a low-level operative for the CIA. Reese wants to become a higher level agent with more responsibilities. As the result of a shortage of agents in France, he is assigned as a partner to secret agent Charlie Wax (John Travolta).
War
War (2007)
, 1h43
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Mafia films, Seafaring films, Sports films, Transport films, Martial arts films, Yakuza films, Gangster films
Actors Jet Li, Jason Statham, Terry Chen, John Lone, Devon Aoki, Saul Rubinek
Roles Director of Photography
Rating62% 3.1006553.1006553.1006553.1006553.100655
During a shootout against Chinese Triads at a San Francisco dock warehouse, FBI agents John Crawford (Jason Statham) and Tom Lone (Terry Chen) stumble across the notorious assassin Rogue (Jet Li), a former CIA assassin who now works for the Japanese Yakuza. Rogue ambushes Crawford and is about to execute him when Lone appears and shoots Rogue in the face, causing him to fall into the water. Rogue's body was never found and he is presumed dead. However, Rogue survives and retaliates against Lone, his wife and his daughter. He kills them, burns down the house, and leaves their three corpses in the ashes of their home.
Love and Other Disasters, 1h30
Directed by Alek Keshishian
Origin France
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Brittany Murphy, Santiago Cabrera, Matthew Rhys, Catherine Tate, Stephanie Beacham, Elliot Cowan
Roles Director of Photography
Rating61% 3.0966353.0966353.0966353.0966353.096635
Emily "Jacks" Jackson, who spent her childhood in America, now lives and works in London, at British Vogue, and shares an apartment with her gay friend Peter Simon, a screenwriter. Afraid to be disappointed by a serious relationship, Jacks prefers to spend her free time with her friends and sleep with her ex-boyfriend, James, whom she doesn't love. Peter, who has never been in a relationship, spends too much time in his dreams and as a result cannot fall in love with a real person. It gets more complicated with the entrance of Paolo, a photography assistant for one of the photographers at Vogue. As the film develops, they come to realize their mistakes and eventually reach their happy endings.
Unleashed
Unleashed (2005)
, 1h43
Directed by Louis Leterrier
Origin France
Genres Drama, Thriller, Martial arts, Action, Crime, Martial arts
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films
Actors Morgan Freeman, Jet Li, Bob Hoskins, Kerry Condon, Vincent Regan, Phyllida Law
Roles Director of Photography
Rating69% 3.499243.499243.499243.499243.49924
Bart (Bob Hoskins) is a vicious loan shark whose method of persuading men to pay him back involves Danny the Dog (Jet Li), a man with the mentality of a child and a dog. Danny is a violently skilled fighter who stops at nothing to take down his targets, but only when a metal collar around his neck is removed by Bart. Once the collar is on, Danny is a harmless, withdrawn person, with very little knowledge of how to live as a socialised person, and he is constantly bullied by his master Bart.
The Transporter, 1h32
Directed by Corey Yuen, Louis Leterrier
Origin France
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes La provence, Sports films, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Martial arts films, Road movies, Chase films
Actors Jason Statham, Shu Qi, François Berléand, Matt Schulze, Ric Young, Matthieu Albertini
Roles Director of Photography
Rating67% 3.3993153.3993153.3993153.3993153.399315
Frank Martin (Jason Statham) is a highly skilled driver known only as "The Transporter." He will transport anything, no questions asked, always on time, and he is known as the best in the business. He strictly follows three rules when transporting: Rule Number 1: "Never change the deal", Rule Number 2: "No names", and Rule Number 3: "Never open the package." Frank has been hired to transport some robbers from a bank heist. On delivery to their destination, they foist an extra man in the car so he refuses to drive until they decide to kill one robber. Later they offer new money on Frank to drive further from the city. He refuses the deal. The robbers escape in another car, and Frank leaves.

Team

Taxi 4
Taxi 4 (2007)
, 1h37
Directed by Gérard Krawczyk
Origin France
Genres Comedy, Comedy thriller, Action, Crime
Themes La provence, Transport films, Films about the labor movement, Films about automobiles, Road movies
Actors Samy Naceri, Frédéric Diefenthal, Jean-Christophe Bouvet, Bernard Farcy, Édouard Montoute, Emma Sjöberg
Roles Cinematography
Rating56% 2.8002152.8002152.8002152.8002152.800215
A Belgian criminal, wanted all over Europe for his crimes, is in the custody of the Police Department of Marseille to be watched for a few hours before transfer to a prison in Congo. Unfortunately Émilien (Frédéric Diefenthal) is tricked by the villain and convinced to let the prisoner go. After these events he's fired, but luckily for him, his friend Daniel (Samy Naceri) helps him one more time by telling him the location where the criminal is located, having been the taxi driver who drove him after he left the police station, not knowing he was a criminal. With Daniel's skills and his new Peugeot 407, Émillen seeks to capture the criminal to restore his job back.