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Timour Bekmambetov is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Producer Russe born on 25 june 1961 at Atyrau (Kazakhstan)

Timour Bekmambetov

Timour Bekmambetov
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Birth name Timour Nourouakhitovitch Bekmambetov
Nationality Russie
Birth 25 june 1961 (57 years) at Atyrau (Kazakhstan)
Creator of Bazelevs Production

Timur Nuruakhitovich Bekmambetov (Russian: Тиму́р Нуруахи́тович Бекмамбе́тов; Kazakh: Темір Нұрбақытұлы Бекмамбетов; born June 25, 1961) is a Kazakh director, producer and screenwriter who has worked on films and commercials. He is best known for the film Night Watch (2004) and its sequel Day Watch (2006), and the American films Wanted (2008) and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012).

Biography

Timour Bekmambetov naît le 25 juin 1961 et grandit dans la ville d'Atyraou (alors Gouriev) au Kazakhstan (faisant alors partie de l'URSS).

À l'âge de dix-neuf ans, il s'installe à Tachkent en Ouzbékistan, où il est diplômé de l'Institut théâtral A. Ostrovsky. Après son service militaire, il travaille pour le studio Uzbekfilm et pour le théâtre Ilkhom. Il commence sa carrière de réalisateur dans le monde de la publicité en travaillant pour plus de cinq cent marques.

C'est en 1994 qu'il passe au cinéma en réalisant et produisant son premier long-métrage La Valse de Peshawar. Il dirige ensuite Gladiatrix en 2001, un remake d'un film de 1974. Puis en 2004, il scénarise et réalise Les Sentinelles de la nuit (Night Watch), fondée sur le roman du même nom de Sergueï Loukianenko. Projet ambitieux réalisé avec un budget modeste de deux millions de dollars, le film est un coup d'envoi pour sa carrière, engrangeant plus d'argent que Le Seigneur des anneaux : la communauté de l'anneau. Il produit ce film grâce à la société qu'il crée la même année, Bazelevs Production. Bien que la suite Day Watch n'eut pas le même succès, ce film lui ouvrit en grand les portes de Hollywood.

Sorti en 2008, Wanted : Choisis ton destin fut son premier film « hollywoodien », avec James McAvoy, Morgan Freeman et Angelina Jolie.

Son style visuel particulier, inspiré du monde de la publicité, en fait un réalisateur très prometteur ; plusieurs projets sont dans son agenda, dont une suite pour Wanted, un remake de Moby Dick et la clôture de la saga Night Watch. D'autres projets sont en développement tels qu'un film de science-fiction intitulé The Days Before mettant en vedette Robert Downey Jr. et Reese Witherspoon.

Timour Bekmambetov reçoit le prix du « Meilleur réalisateur international de l'année » lors de l'édition 2012 du CinemaCon, qui rassemble à Las Vegas l'ensemble des professionnels américains du cinéma.

Best films

Wanted (2008)
(Director)
Ben-Hur (2016)
(Director)
9 (2009)
(Producer)
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012)
(Director)

Usually with

Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Timour Bekmambetov (21 films)

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Actor

Day Watch
Day Watch (2006)
, 2h19
Directed by Timour Bekmambetov
Origin Russie
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Horror
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Films about sexuality, Vampires in film, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Constantin Khabenski, Maria Porochina, Jeanna Friske, Vladimir Valentinovich Menshov, Gosha Kutsenko, Viktor Verzhbitsky
Roles visible sur un panneau publicitaire (caméo)
Rating64% 3.2483553.2483553.2483553.2483553.248355
It is New Year's Day of 2006, more than a year after the events of Night Watch. Anton Gorodetsky, the protagonist of the first film, finds himself in the middle of an approaching conflict between the Light and Dark Others, who are still bound with an uneasy truce. Anton is still a Night Watch operative, now working with his trainee and romantic interest, Svetlana. As his son Yegor has now become a Dark Other, Anton is forced to secretly destroy evidence of Yegor's attacks on normal people, which violates the treaty, leaving the Night Watch unable to sentence Yegor.

Director

Ben-Hur
Ben-Hur (2016)
, 2h5
Directed by Timour Bekmambetov
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure, Historical, Peplum
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about religion, Films based on the Bible, Films about Jews and Judaism, Portrayals of Jesus in film
Actors Toby Kebbell, Jack Huston, Sofia Black-D'Elia, Morgan Freeman, Rodrigo Santoro, Nazanin Boniadi
Rating56% 2.848782.848782.848782.848782.84878
A nobleman Judah Ben-Hur (Jack Huston) is falsely accused of an assassination attempt by his boyhood friend Messala (Toby Kebbell). He survives years of slavery under the Romans and attempts to get revenge.
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, 1h45
Directed by Timour Bekmambetov
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Horror
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Vampires in film, Political films, White House in fiction
Actors Benjamin Walker, Dominic Cooper, Anthony Mackie, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Rufus Sewell, Marton Csokas
Rating58% 2.947982.947982.947982.947982.94798
In 1818, Abraham Lincoln (Benjamin Walker) lives in Indiana with his parents, Nancy (Robin McLeavy) and Thomas (Joseph Mawle), who works at a plantation owned by Jack Barts (Marton Csokas). There, Lincoln intervenes when he sees his friend, a young African American boy, William Johnson (Anthony Mackie) being beaten by a slaver. Because of his son's actions, Thomas is fired. That night, Lincoln sees Barts break into his house and attack his mother. Nancy falls ill the following day, and dies shortly afterwards. Thomas tells Lincoln that Barts poisoned her, but asks that he promise not try to avenge her death.
Yolki
Yolki (2010)
, 1h30
Directed by Timour Bekmambetov
Origin Russie
Genres Comedy
Actors Ivan Ourgant, Kristina Asmous, Sergueï Svetlakov, Sergueï Garmach, Kristina Orbakaitė, Artur Smolyaninov
Rating63% 3.15133.15133.15133.15133.1513
La Russie est le plus grand pays du monde, et, pour le Nouvel An, le président Dmitri Medvedev présente neuf fois ses vœux à ses compatriotes.
Wanted
Wanted (2008)
, 1h50
Directed by Timour Bekmambetov
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films
Actors James McAvoy, Angelina Jolie, Morgan Freeman, Common, Terence Stamp, Thomas Kretschmann
Rating66% 3.348193.348193.348193.348193.34819
In Chicago, Wesley Gibson (James McAvoy) works at a dead-end desk job with an overbearing boss, takes anti-anxiety medication for panic attacks, and has an unfaithful live-in girlfriend who cheats on him with his friend and colleague Barry. One night at the pharmacy, Wesley is told by a woman named Fox that his recently murdered father was an assassin, and the killer, a man named Cross, is now hunting him. Cross and Fox engage in a shoot-out with hi-tech guns. Wesley panics and runs into the parking lot followed by Cross who steals a truck and attempts to run Wesley down. Fox flips Wesley into her car and she then calmly executes a spectacular escape.
The Irony of Fate 2, 1h55
Directed by Timour Bekmambetov
Origin Russie
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Andrey Myagkov, Barbara Brylska, Yury Yakovlev, Constantin Khabenski, Elizaveta Boïarskaïa, Sergueï Bezroukov
Rating51% 2.550082.550082.550082.550082.55008
The characters from the first film now have children, who have managed to get into the same situation as their parents many years ago. However, this story is not simply a remake of the original movie. Firstly, all of Lukashin's adventures were accidental, whereas here everything is done according to a plan thought up by Pavlik (a friend of Lukashin's). His idea is to help his friend Evgeniy with his loneliness. To this end, he dispatches Lukashin's son Kostya to Petersburg, where he acts in the same manner as his father 30 years ago. In flat 12 he meets Nadejda (who is actually the daughter of Nadejda from the first movie). She has a fiancé called Irakliy, a businessman. Kostantin's task is to lure Iracliy away from the flat, then wait for Nadejda's mother to come; he then makes her call Evgeniy Lukashin. Pavlik persuades Evgeniy to go to St. Petersburg. The plot becomes a story of two fights over a woman: Konstantin vs. Irakliy and Evgeniy vs. Ippolit. Finally Lukashins win the competition, because Irakliy turns out to be too dull for Nadya and Nadejda understands that she was never in love with Ippolit.
Day Watch
Day Watch (2006)
, 2h19
Directed by Timour Bekmambetov
Origin Russie
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Horror
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Films about sexuality, Vampires in film, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Constantin Khabenski, Maria Porochina, Jeanna Friske, Vladimir Valentinovich Menshov, Gosha Kutsenko, Viktor Verzhbitsky
Rating64% 3.2483553.2483553.2483553.2483553.248355
It is New Year's Day of 2006, more than a year after the events of Night Watch. Anton Gorodetsky, the protagonist of the first film, finds himself in the middle of an approaching conflict between the Light and Dark Others, who are still bound with an uneasy truce. Anton is still a Night Watch operative, now working with his trainee and romantic interest, Svetlana. As his son Yegor has now become a Dark Other, Anton is forced to secretly destroy evidence of Yegor's attacks on normal people, which violates the treaty, leaving the Night Watch unable to sentence Yegor.
Night Watch, 1h50
Directed by Timour Bekmambetov
Origin Russie
Genres Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Vampires in film
Actors Constantin Khabenski, Vladimir Valentinovich Menshov, Viktor Verzhbitsky, Valery Zolotoukhine, Aleksey Chadov, Maria Porochina
Rating64% 3.2489553.2489553.2489553.2489553.248955
In the prologue, which is set in medieval times, the audience is introduced to humans with special powers called The Others (Иные, иной; Inyye, Inoy). The Others are divided into two camps, with each Other either allied with the forces of Light or the forces of Darkness, and the prologue recounts a great battle between the two sides. Geser, the Lord of the Light, realized that the two forces would eventually annihilate each other. He stopped the battle and offered a truce to the forces of Darkness, led by Zavulon. To make sure each side honored its side of the agreement, the Light would have a "Night Watch" to monitor the forces of Darkness at night, and the Darkness would have a "Day Watch" to police the forces of Light during the day. This agreement maintained balance for centuries to come.
The Arena
The Arena (2001)
, 1h32
Directed by Timour Bekmambetov
Actors Karen McDougal, Viktor Verzhbitsky
Rating27% 1.391631.391631.391631.391631.39163
Le sanguinaire gouverneur Timarchus organise des combats de gladiatrices où vont s'affronter la prêtresse Bodicia, l'esclave Jessimina et d'autres prisonnières de guerre.
Peshavar Waltz, 1h26
Directed by Timour Bekmambetov
Genres Thriller
Themes Films about terrorism, Political films
Actors Viktor Verzhbitsky
Rating59% 2.9743352.9743352.9743352.9743352.974335
An American reporter and doctor (British and French in the original version) comes to a military base in Pakistan to document the P.O.W. conditions. While being there, the Soviet prisoners rise up and take over the base.

Scriptwriter

Yolki
Yolki (2010)
, 1h30
Directed by Timour Bekmambetov
Origin Russie
Genres Comedy
Actors Ivan Ourgant, Kristina Asmous, Sergueï Svetlakov, Sergueï Garmach, Kristina Orbakaitė, Artur Smolyaninov
Rating63% 3.15133.15133.15133.15133.1513
La Russie est le plus grand pays du monde, et, pour le Nouvel An, le président Dmitri Medvedev présente neuf fois ses vœux à ses compatriotes.
The Irony of Fate 2, 1h55
Directed by Timour Bekmambetov
Origin Russie
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Andrey Myagkov, Barbara Brylska, Yury Yakovlev, Constantin Khabenski, Elizaveta Boïarskaïa, Sergueï Bezroukov
Roles Writer
Rating51% 2.550082.550082.550082.550082.55008
The characters from the first film now have children, who have managed to get into the same situation as their parents many years ago. However, this story is not simply a remake of the original movie. Firstly, all of Lukashin's adventures were accidental, whereas here everything is done according to a plan thought up by Pavlik (a friend of Lukashin's). His idea is to help his friend Evgeniy with his loneliness. To this end, he dispatches Lukashin's son Kostya to Petersburg, where he acts in the same manner as his father 30 years ago. In flat 12 he meets Nadejda (who is actually the daughter of Nadejda from the first movie). She has a fiancé called Irakliy, a businessman. Kostantin's task is to lure Iracliy away from the flat, then wait for Nadejda's mother to come; he then makes her call Evgeniy Lukashin. Pavlik persuades Evgeniy to go to St. Petersburg. The plot becomes a story of two fights over a woman: Konstantin vs. Irakliy and Evgeniy vs. Ippolit. Finally Lukashins win the competition, because Irakliy turns out to be too dull for Nadya and Nadejda understands that she was never in love with Ippolit.
Day Watch
Day Watch (2006)
, 2h19
Directed by Timour Bekmambetov
Origin Russie
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Horror
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Films about sexuality, Vampires in film, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Constantin Khabenski, Maria Porochina, Jeanna Friske, Vladimir Valentinovich Menshov, Gosha Kutsenko, Viktor Verzhbitsky
Roles Writer
Rating64% 3.2483553.2483553.2483553.2483553.248355
It is New Year's Day of 2006, more than a year after the events of Night Watch. Anton Gorodetsky, the protagonist of the first film, finds himself in the middle of an approaching conflict between the Light and Dark Others, who are still bound with an uneasy truce. Anton is still a Night Watch operative, now working with his trainee and romantic interest, Svetlana. As his son Yegor has now become a Dark Other, Anton is forced to secretly destroy evidence of Yegor's attacks on normal people, which violates the treaty, leaving the Night Watch unable to sentence Yegor.
Night Watch, 1h50
Directed by Timour Bekmambetov
Origin Russie
Genres Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Vampires in film
Actors Constantin Khabenski, Vladimir Valentinovich Menshov, Viktor Verzhbitsky, Valery Zolotoukhine, Aleksey Chadov, Maria Porochina
Roles Writer
Rating64% 3.2489553.2489553.2489553.2489553.248955
In the prologue, which is set in medieval times, the audience is introduced to humans with special powers called The Others (Иные, иной; Inyye, Inoy). The Others are divided into two camps, with each Other either allied with the forces of Light or the forces of Darkness, and the prologue recounts a great battle between the two sides. Geser, the Lord of the Light, realized that the two forces would eventually annihilate each other. He stopped the battle and offered a truce to the forces of Darkness, led by Zavulon. To make sure each side honored its side of the agreement, the Light would have a "Night Watch" to monitor the forces of Darkness at night, and the Darkness would have a "Day Watch" to police the forces of Light during the day. This agreement maintained balance for centuries to come.
Peshavar Waltz, 1h26
Directed by Timour Bekmambetov
Genres Thriller
Themes Films about terrorism, Political films
Actors Viktor Verzhbitsky
Rating59% 2.9743352.9743352.9743352.9743352.974335
An American reporter and doctor (British and French in the original version) comes to a military base in Pakistan to document the P.O.W. conditions. While being there, the Soviet prisoners rise up and take over the base.