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Walter Salles is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter, Co-Producer, Editor and Thanks Brésilien born on 12 april 1956 at Rio de Janeiro (Bresil)

Walter Salles

Walter Salles
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Birth name Walther Moreira Salles Jr.
Nationality Bresil
Birth 12 april 1956 (63 years) at Rio de Janeiro (Bresil)

Walter Moreira Salles, Jr. (born 12 April 1956) is a Brazilian filmmaker and film producer of international prominence.

Biography

Walter Salles est le fils du banquier, politicien et philanthrope Walter Moreira Salles (1912-2001), fondateur de l'Instituto Moreira Salles. Sa mère est Eliza Gonçalves, son frère aîné est le président d'Itau Unibanco Pedro Moreira Salles, et son frère cadet le réalisateur documentariste João Moreira Salles. Son demi-frère aîné est l'éditeur Fernando Moreira Salles.

Il commence sa carrière cinématographique dans les années 1980 en réalisant quelques documentaires. En 1991, il réalise sa première fiction : A grande arte. Mais la crise économique qui sévit au Brésil l'empêche de poursuivre dans la fiction. Il marque son retour en 1995 avec Terre lointaine. En 1997, il réalise pour la chaîne de télévision européenne Arte le premier épisode Le premier jour pour la série de courts métrages L'an 2000 vu par....

L'année suivante, il obtient une reconnaissance internationale avec la réalisation du film Central do Brasil qui se voit décerner l'Ours d'or à Berlin. Il réalise ensuite en 2001 le film Avril brisé et produit en 2003 La Cité de Dieu réalisé par Fernando Meirelles

En 2004, c'est à lui que revient la tâche de réaliser un film sur la pré-révolution de Che Guevara avec Carnets de voyage qui est présenté aux festivals de Sundance et de Cannes avant de rencontrer un gros succès.

Il reçoit le prix Robert-Bresson en 2009, reconnaissance de compatibilité de son œuvre avec l'Évangile.

Ayant vécu très jeune entre la France et les États-Unis, il parle couramment le français et l'anglais.

Best films

City of God (2002)
(Producer)
The Motorcycle Diaries (2004)
(Director)
On the Road (2012)
(Director)

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Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Walter Salles (23 films)

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Director

On the Road, 2h20
Directed by Sam Riley, Walter Salles
Origin France
Genres Drama, Adventure
Themes Films about writers, Films about sexuality, Transport films, LGBT-related films, Films about automobiles, Road movies, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Sam Riley, Garrett Hedlund, Kristen Stewart, Amy Adams, Tom Sturridge, Alice Braga
Rating60% 3.0465953.0465953.0465953.0465953.046595
In 1947, on the day his father is buried, Sal Paradise (Sam Riley) is invited by his friend Chad to meet Dean Moriarty (Garrett Hedlund) and Moriarty's 16-year-old wife Marylou (Kristen Stewart). Sal befriends Dean, smoking marijuana with him and visiting a jazz nightclub where they meet saxophonist Walter (Terrence Howard), who also befriends them. Dean gets a job as a chauffeur (having previously been a car thief). Sal teaches Dean how to write before another friend, Carlo Marx (Tom Sturridge), leaves with Dean for Denver.
Linha de Passe, 1h48
Directed by Walter Salles, Daniela Thomas
Origin Bresil
Genres Drama
Actors Sandra Corveloni

The film tells the story of four poverty-stricken half brothers with the same mother, Cleuza (Sandra Corveloni) but different fathers, who live in a suburban neighborhood in the periphery of São Paulo and have to fight to follow their dreams. Dario (Vinícius de Oliveira), seeks the opportunity of a better life with his soccer skills; Dênis (João Baldasserin) survives as a motorcycle courier; Dinho (José Geraldo Rodrigues) works in a filling station and helps at the local church and Reginaldo (Kaique Jesus Santos), although gifted as a soccer player dreams of becoming a bus driver. Cleuza, pregnant with her fifth child, works as a cleaner for a woman in a middle class area of São Paulo.
To Each His Own Cinema, 1h40
Directed by Claude Lelouch, Abbas Kiarostami, Amos Gitaï, Elia Suleiman, Nanni Moretti, Takeshi Kitano, Andreï Kontchalovski, Youssef Chahine, Roman Polanski, Wim Wenders, Chen Kaige, Raoul Ruiz, Olivier Assayas, Theo Angelopoulos, Michael Cimino, Wong Kar-wai, Manoel de Oliveira, Jane Campion, Alejandro González Iñárritu, David Lynch, Gus Van Sant, Atom Egoyan, Lars von Trier, Ken Loach, Walter Salles, David Cronenberg, Zhang Yimou, Bille August, Aki Kaurismäki, Hou Hsiao-hsien, Tsai Ming-liang, Raymond Depardon
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Isabelle Adjani, Anouk Aimée, Antoine Chappey, David Cronenberg, Yosra El Lozy, Taraneh Allidousti
Rating68% 3.401173.401173.401173.401173.40117
35 réalisateurs d'origines très variées (25 pays différents) ont tous mis en scène un court métrage de 3 minutes, sur le thème de la salle de cinéma. Le film en regroupe 33 puisque les frères Coen et les frères Dardenne travaillent ensemble. Celui de David Lynch ne faisait pas partie du film mais a été présenté en ouverture du festival.
Dark Water
Dark Water (2005)
, 1h45
Directed by Walter Salles
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantastic, Horror
Themes Ghost films
Actors Jennifer Connelly, Tim Roth, John C. Reilly, Dougray Scott, Ariel Gade, Pete Postlethwaite
Rating55% 2.7992352.7992352.7992352.7992352.799235
The film opens in 1974, as a young girl, Dahlia, stands outside after school in the rain, waiting for her mother.
The Motorcycle Diaries, 2h6
Directed by Walter Salles
Origin Argentine
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Transport films, Films about automobiles, Motocyclette, Political films, Road movies
Actors Gael García Bernal, Rodrigo de la Serna, Mercedes Morán, Jean-Pierre Noher, Facundo Espinosa, Mía Maestro
Rating77% 3.898453.898453.898453.898453.89845
"The Che of The Motorcycle Diaries is more akin to Jack Kerouac or Neal Cassady than Marx or Lenin."— Paul Webster, executive producer
Behind the Sun, 1h45
Directed by Walter Salles
Origin Bresil
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Rodrigo Santoro, Wagner Moura, Luiz Carlos Vasconcelos, Othon Bastos, Gero Camilo, Caio Junqueira
Rating76% 3.8466553.8466553.8466553.8466553.846655
The year is 1910; the place, the badlands of Northeast Brazil. Twenty-year-old Tonho is the middle son of an impoverished farm family, the Breves. He is next in line to kill and then die in an ongoing blood feud with a neighboring clan, the Ferreiras. For generations, the two families have quarreled over land. Now they are locked into a series of tit-for-tat assassinations of their sons; an eye-for-an-eye, a tooth-for-a-tooth. Embedded in this choreography of death is a particular code of ethics: "Blood has the same volume for everyone. You have no right to take more blood than was taken from you." Life is suffused with a sense of futility and stoic despair.
Central Station, 1h53
Directed by Walter Salles
Origin Bresil
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama
Themes Transport films, Road movies
Actors Fernanda Montenegro, Matheus Nachtergaele, Marília Pêra, Othon Bastos, Otávio Augusto, Caio Junqueira
Rating78% 3.949993.949993.949993.949993.94999
Dora is a retired schoolteacher who has become embittered. She works at Rio de Janeiro's Central Station, writing letters for illiterate customers, in order to make ends meet. She can be impatient with her customers and sometimes does not mail the letters she writes, putting them in a drawer or even tearing them up. Josué is a poor 9-year-old boy who has never met his father, but hopes to do so. His mother sends letters to his father through Dora, saying that she hopes to reunite with him soon, but when she is killed in a bus accident just outside the train station, the boy is left homeless. Dora takes him in and traffics him to a corrupt couple, but she is made to feel guilty by her neighbor and friend Irene and later steals him back.
Exposure
Exposure (1991)
, 1h44
Directed by Walter Salles
Origin Bresil
Genres Drama, Thriller, Romance
Actors Peter Coyote, Tchéky Karyo, Amanda Pays, Raul Cortez, Paulo José, Giulia Gam
Rating60% 3.0497353.0497353.0497353.0497353.049735
Peter Mandrake (Coyote), an American photographer in Brazil, is preparing an in loco essay for his new book, about the "Train Surfers" (groups of boys who court danger "surfing" on the roof of the trains) in the city of Rio de Janeiro. A local call girl he is friends with is murdered, and when the police can make no progress Mandrake decides to investigate himself. Subsequently, two hired thugs break into his apartment demanding a disk, and, when he doesn't produce it because he can't do so, they rape his girlfriend and stab him, leaving him to die. Vowing revenge, Mandrake enlists the help of Hermes (Karyo), a professional knife fighter who owes Mandrake a debt, to teach him the art of knife fighting. The obsession this develops into causes Mandrake's girlfriend to leave him, wanting the whole thing to simply go away, but Mandrake refuses to let go.

Scriptwriter

Linha de Passe, 1h48
Directed by Walter Salles, Daniela Thomas
Origin Bresil
Genres Drama
Actors Sandra Corveloni

The film tells the story of four poverty-stricken half brothers with the same mother, Cleuza (Sandra Corveloni) but different fathers, who live in a suburban neighborhood in the periphery of São Paulo and have to fight to follow their dreams. Dario (Vinícius de Oliveira), seeks the opportunity of a better life with his soccer skills; Dênis (João Baldasserin) survives as a motorcycle courier; Dinho (José Geraldo Rodrigues) works in a filling station and helps at the local church and Reginaldo (Kaique Jesus Santos), although gifted as a soccer player dreams of becoming a bus driver. Cleuza, pregnant with her fifth child, works as a cleaner for a woman in a middle class area of São Paulo.