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Xavier Castano is a Actor, Director, Executive Producer and First Assistant Director French born on 1 january 1949

Xavier Castano

Xavier Castano
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Nationality France
Birth 1 january 1949 (71 years)

Xavier Castano est un producteur de cinéma et réalisateur français né en 1949.

Biography

Xavier Castano a travaillé comme assistant réalisateur et réalisateur de seconde équipe, notamment avec Jean-Jacques Annaud, avant de tourner un long métrage, Veraz, sorti en 1991.

Il a réalisé plusieurs épisodes des séries télévisées Runaway Bay et La Vie devant nous.

Il est connu également comme producteur.

Best films

Jean de Florette (1986)
(Director)
Mood Indigo (2013)
(Executive Producer)
So Long, Stooge (1983)
(First Assistant Director)

Usually with

Claude Berri
Claude Berri
(2 films)
Didier Pain
Didier Pain
(2 films)
Michel Gondry
Michel Gondry
(1 films)
Roger Souza
Roger Souza
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Xavier Castano (5 films)

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Actor

The Queen
The Queen (2006)
, 1h39
Directed by Stephen Frears
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography, Documentary
Themes Politique, Political films, Films about royalty
Actors Helen Mirren, Michael Sheen, James Cromwell, Helen McCrory, Alex Jennings, Roger Allam
Roles French Bodyguard
Rating72% 3.64883.64883.64883.64883.6488
In the 1997 general election, Tony Blair (Michael Sheen) becomes Britain's Labour prime minister. However, the Queen (Helen Mirren) is wary of Blair and his pledge to modernise Britain, despite his promises to respect the Royal Family. Three months later, Diana, Princess of Wales dies in a car crash at the Alma Bridge tunnel in Paris. Blair's director of communications, Alastair Campbell (Mark Bazeley), prepares a speech in which Diana is described as the people's princess. The phrase catches on and millions of people across London display an outpouring of grief at Buckingham and Kensington Palaces. Meanwhile, the Royal Family is still at their summer estate in Balmoral Castle. Diana's death sparks division amongst members of the family, with some of the view that since Diana was divorced from Prince Charles (Alex Jennings) a year prior to her death, she was no longer a part of the royal family. They argue that Diana's funeral arrangements are thus best left as a private affair of her noble family, the Spencers. Charles, however, argues that the mother of a future king cannot be dismissed so lightly, and persuades the Queen to authorise the use of an aircraft of the Royal Air Force to bring Diana's body back to Britain.

Director

Welcome to Veraz
Directed by Xavier Castano
Genres Drama
Actors Richard Bohringer, Kirk Douglas, Roger Souza, Jean-Pierre Bagot, Jean-Michel Portal, Marie Fugain
Rating54% 2.7347152.7347152.7347152.7347152.734715
Le film est un hymne à la nature. Théo est un adolescent, son père le conduit dans une école privée catholique dans le Sud-Ouest dans laquelle il sera contraint de terminer ses études. Lors d'un arrêt dans une station essence, le jeune Théo en profite pour s'enfuir et se réfugier dans la montagne. Un milieu hostile pour ce jeune fugueur qui ne connaît rien de la nature. Il fait la connaissance de Quentin, un vieil homme solitaire qui vit dans la montagne loin des hommes et se bat pour sauvegarder les derniers ours dans les Pyrénées. C'est un voyage initiatique dans lequel le vieil homme va lui apprendre à vivre dans la forêt et à comprendre le monde sauvage. Théo ressortira grandi de cette expérience.
Jean de Florette, 2h
Directed by Claude Berri, Pascal Baeumler, Xavier Castano
Origin France
Genres Drama
Themes La provence, Films about the labor movement
Actors Yves Montand, Gérard Depardieu, Daniel Auteuil, Élisabeth Depardieu, Margarita Lozano, Hippolyte Girardot
Rating79% 3.997483.997483.997483.997483.99748
Au milieu des années 1920 dans un petit village fictif de Provence perdu dans la garrigue, Les Bastides Blanches, Ugolin revient du service militaire. Ce jeune paysan a un rêve : gagner de l'argent en cultivant des œillets. Son oncle, César Soubeyran, dit « le Papet », est un vieux célibataire prêt à tout pour que son neveu réussisse et se marie, afin que se transmette son nom, dont Ugolin est l'unique héritier. L'aboutissement de ces projets nécessite une source sur ses terres, un bien extrêmement précieux. La « ferme des Romarins » conviendrait parfaitement.

Producer

Mood Indigo, 2h5
Directed by Michel Gondry
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Fantasy, Romance
Actors Romain Duris, Audrey Tautou, Gad Elmaleh, Omar Sy, Alain Chabat, Charlotte Le Bon
Roles Executive Producer
Rating64% 3.2445353.2445353.2445353.2445353.244535
Colin has a very pleasant life: he is rich, he loves the food his cook makes (Nicolas), he loves his pianocktail (contraction of piano and cocktail, a word invented by Vian) and his friend Chick.

Director

Jean de Florette, 2h
Directed by Claude Berri, Pascal Baeumler, Xavier Castano
Origin France
Genres Drama
Themes La provence, Films about the labor movement
Actors Yves Montand, Gérard Depardieu, Daniel Auteuil, Élisabeth Depardieu, Margarita Lozano, Hippolyte Girardot
Roles Assistant Director
Rating79% 3.997483.997483.997483.997483.99748
Au milieu des années 1920 dans un petit village fictif de Provence perdu dans la garrigue, Les Bastides Blanches, Ugolin revient du service militaire. Ce jeune paysan a un rêve : gagner de l'argent en cultivant des œillets. Son oncle, César Soubeyran, dit « le Papet », est un vieux célibataire prêt à tout pour que son neveu réussisse et se marie, afin que se transmette son nom, dont Ugolin est l'unique héritier. L'aboutissement de ces projets nécessite une source sur ses terres, un bien extrêmement précieux. La « ferme des Romarins » conviendrait parfaitement.
So Long, Stooge, 1h40
Directed by Claude Berri
Origin France
Genres Drama
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, Transport films, Motocyclette
Actors Coluche, Richard Anconina, Agnès Soral, Philippe Léotard, Agnès Soral, Mahmoud Zemmouri
Roles First Assistant Director
Rating73% 3.697513.697513.697513.697513.69751
Lambert, a withdrawn middle-aged man, works the night shift at a Parisian petrol station. He has no friends, no family; his only companion is his bottle of rum. One night, a young Arab man, Bensoussan, enters his shop — and his life. This stranger has also no family, lives alone in a dingy room, and scrapes together a living as a drug dealer. The two solitary men develop a friendship — but this is brutally brought to an end when Bensoussan is killed in front of Lambert. Lambert soon realises that his new friend was murdered by his drug dealing associates and sets out to avenge his death — assisted by Lola, a punk girl who knew Bensoussan briefly. By doing this, Lambert manages to come to terms with his own tragic past.