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Yann Samuell is a Director and Scriptwriter French born on 7 june 1965

Yann Samuell

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Birth name Yann Samuel Lebeaut
Nationality France
Birth 7 june 1965 (59 years)

Yann Samuell (born June 7, 1965 in France), is a French film director, and screenwriter.

Biography

Samuell went to film school and was a storyboard artist before becoming a director. He had his directing debut in 2003 with Love Me If You Dare.

His second film was the romantic comedy My Sassy Girl (2008). Additional works include L'âge de raison (2010).

Samuell was screenwriter and director of a 2011 adaptation of Louis Pergaud's popular novel, La guerre des boutons. This adaptation is set in the 1960s, with the Algerian War as a backdrop. It is produced by Marc du Pontavice.


An alternate film adaptation of Pergaud's novel was directed by Christophe Barratier as La novelle guerre des boutons (2011), set during World War II in Occupied France. Both films were released in France during the same week in September 2011. Barratier's film is being distributed in the United States as The War of the Buttons (2012).

Samuell also directed the film adaption of the Gothic children's novel The Great Ghost Rescue (1975) by Eva Ibbotson. It was released in 2011.

Best films

War of the Buttons (2011)
(Director)
Love Me If You Dare (2003)
(Director)
With Love... from the Age of Reason (2010)
(Director)

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Filmography of Yann Samuell (8 films)

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Director

My Mum, Cancer and Me, 1h30
Directed by Yann Samuell
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about cancer
Actors Émilie Dequenne, Jérôme Robart, Jean-Michel Fête, Carole Franck, Clara Ponsot, Anne Benoît
Rating59% 2.957542.957542.957542.957542.95754
Tania, 14 ans, apprend que sa mère, Cathy est atteinte d'un cancer du sein.
Jamais sans toi, Louna, 1h30
Directed by Yann Samuell
Origin France
Genres Drama, Crime
Actors Chloé Jouannet, Alice Taglioni, Sophie Guillemin, Serge Hazanavicius, Inna Modja, François Feroleto
Rating60% 3.029513.029513.029513.029513.02951
Sabrina et Yoann sont accusés à tort de mauvais traitement sur leur petite fille.
The Canterville Ghost, 1h32
Directed by Yann Samuell
Origin France
Genres Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy
Actors Audrey Fleurot, Michaël Youn, Michèle Laroque, Lionnel Astier, Julien Frison, Didier Gesquière
Rating46% 2.3237452.3237452.3237452.3237452.323745
Au fin fond d'une Bretagne de légendes, le fantôme d'Aliénor de Canterville est condamné à hanter le château de sa famille et à en faire fuir tout nouvel habitant. Elle remplit cette mission à merveille, aidée de Gwilherm, son fidèle serviteur. Mais lorsque les Otis, une famille fuyant la vie parisienne, achètent le château, Aliénor se désole car elle n'arrive pas à effrayer cette tribu du XXI siècle… Pire : les enfants la ridiculisent et les parents l'ignorent. Seule Virginia Otis, âgée de quinze ans, émue par le sort du fantôme de Canterville, cherchera à la délivrer de la malédiction qui pèse sur elle…
War of the Buttons, 1h49
Directed by Yann Samuell
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy, Adventure
Themes Films about children
Actors Éric Elmosnino, Mathilde Seigner, Alain Chabat, Fred Testot, Théo Bertrand, Tom Rivoire
Rating63% 3.1708553.1708553.1708553.1708553.170855
En 1960, deux bandes de garçons de différents villages, les Longevernes, menés par le chef Lebrac, et les Velrans, menés par le chef Aztec, se livrent une guerre dont le butin est constitué par les boutons des adversaires.
With Love... from the Age of Reason, 1h37
Directed by Yann Samuell
Origin France
Genres Comedy, Romance
Actors Sophie Marceau, Marton Csokas, Jonathan Zaccaï, Michel Duchaussoy, Thierry Hancisse, Juliette Chappey
Rating56% 2.8465552.8465552.8465552.8465552.846555
Margaret is a beautiful and successful businesswoman selling power plants to the Chinese. With an adoring English lover, she appears to have everything going for her. On her fortieth birthday, Margaret receives the first bundle of letters she wrote to herself when she was seven years old. A jumble of colorful collages, photographs, and wildly creative puzzles seem to have come from a different girl entirely. In a letter the seven-year-old Margaret writes, "Dear me. Today I am seven years old and I'm writing you this letter to help you remember the promises I made when I was 7, and also to remind you of what I want to become..." As her letters to herself keep arriving, Margaret finds herself becoming disenchanted. The letters evoke long-forgotten memories and cast doubt on many of the choices she made in her life. In many ways she's become the opposite of what she hoped to become as a child. Margaret visits her childhood village and, by reconnecting with people who see in her the girl they once knew, she starts finding her way to the woman she vowed to become.
My Sassy Girl, 1h32
Directed by Yann Samuell
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Transport films, Rail transport films
Actors Elisha Cuthbert, Jesse Bradford, Chris Sarandon, Austin Basis, Tom Aldredge, Louis Mustillo
Rating62% 3.103563.103563.103563.103563.10356
Charlie Bellow, a polite, kind-hearted young man, hopes he will one day secure a managerial position with the Tiller King agricultural company, where his father works as a maintenance mechanic. When he starts business school in New York City, he hears news that his cousin has suddenly died. His friend suggests that they play a game in which they say whether they would sleep with any of the women they see while sitting in the park, which is where Charlie sees Jordan for the first time, but leaves to meet his grieving aunt who wants to set him up with someone. On the subway platform, Charlie sees Jordan drunkenly leaning over the guard rail and saves her from being hit by an oncoming train. Taking responsibility for the drunken, blacked-out girl, he sobers her up and begins a relationship with her over several weeks. While becoming fascinated with Jordan, he soon comes face-to-face with her volatile personality and learns more about her past through wild, drunken dates. Among other things, Jordan tells Charlie that her fiancé recently left her, tells a Tiller King representative she is pregnant with Charlie's child, sabotages Charlie's job interview with another Tiller King representative, and gives a piano recital where she asks him to bring her a single red rose and pushes him into the sea – and then saves him. Despite this, Charlie begins to fall in love with Jordan but clashes with her father, who believes Charlie is responsible for her erratic behavior. Because of this, Jordan begins to drift away from Charlie.
Love Me If You Dare, 1h33
Directed by Yann Samuell
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about children, Jeu
Actors Guillaume Canet, Marion Cotillard, Thibault Verhaeghe, Gérard Watkins, Gilles Lellouche, Joséphine Lebas-Joly
Rating74% 3.7462753.7462753.7462753.7462753.746275
The film begins in Liège in Belgium, where a little girl, Sophie, is being bullied by other children. Only a bus driver and a boy, Julien, help her collect her books that the others have thrown into a puddle.

Scriptwriter

Jamais sans toi, Louna, 1h30
Directed by Yann Samuell
Origin France
Genres Drama, Crime
Actors Chloé Jouannet, Alice Taglioni, Sophie Guillemin, Serge Hazanavicius, Inna Modja, François Feroleto
Roles Writer
Rating60% 3.029513.029513.029513.029513.02951
Sabrina et Yoann sont accusés à tort de mauvais traitement sur leur petite fille.
The Canterville Ghost, 1h32
Directed by Yann Samuell
Origin France
Genres Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy
Actors Audrey Fleurot, Michaël Youn, Michèle Laroque, Lionnel Astier, Julien Frison, Didier Gesquière
Rating46% 2.3237452.3237452.3237452.3237452.323745
Au fin fond d'une Bretagne de légendes, le fantôme d'Aliénor de Canterville est condamné à hanter le château de sa famille et à en faire fuir tout nouvel habitant. Elle remplit cette mission à merveille, aidée de Gwilherm, son fidèle serviteur. Mais lorsque les Otis, une famille fuyant la vie parisienne, achètent le château, Aliénor se désole car elle n'arrive pas à effrayer cette tribu du XXI siècle… Pire : les enfants la ridiculisent et les parents l'ignorent. Seule Virginia Otis, âgée de quinze ans, émue par le sort du fantôme de Canterville, cherchera à la délivrer de la malédiction qui pèse sur elle…
War of the Buttons, 1h49
Directed by Yann Samuell
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy, Adventure
Themes Films about children
Actors Éric Elmosnino, Mathilde Seigner, Alain Chabat, Fred Testot, Théo Bertrand, Tom Rivoire
Rating63% 3.1708553.1708553.1708553.1708553.170855
En 1960, deux bandes de garçons de différents villages, les Longevernes, menés par le chef Lebrac, et les Velrans, menés par le chef Aztec, se livrent une guerre dont le butin est constitué par les boutons des adversaires.
Formosa Betrayed, 1h43
Directed by Adam Kane
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Political films
Actors James Van Der Beek, Wendy Crewson, John Heard, Tzi Ma, Leslie Hope, Will Tiao
Rating60% 3.000593.000593.000593.000593.00059
Inspired by two actual events, one surrounding the death of Professor Chen Wen-chen (陳文成) of Carnegie Mellon University in 1981, and the other the 1984 assassination of journalist Henry Liu in California by Chen Chi-li and his fellow Bamboo Union members, Formosa Betrayed is the story of FBI Agent Jake Kelly's (James Van Der Beek) investigation of the murder of Henry Wen (Joseph Foronda), a Taiwanese professor in Chicago. With the help of his partner Tom Braxton (John Heard) and a sharp Chicago police detective (Leslie Hope), Agent Kelly discovers that the murderers have fled to Taipei, capital of Republic of China (Taiwan).
With Love... from the Age of Reason, 1h37
Directed by Yann Samuell
Origin France
Genres Comedy, Romance
Actors Sophie Marceau, Marton Csokas, Jonathan Zaccaï, Michel Duchaussoy, Thierry Hancisse, Juliette Chappey
Roles Writer
Rating56% 2.8465552.8465552.8465552.8465552.846555
Margaret is a beautiful and successful businesswoman selling power plants to the Chinese. With an adoring English lover, she appears to have everything going for her. On her fortieth birthday, Margaret receives the first bundle of letters she wrote to herself when she was seven years old. A jumble of colorful collages, photographs, and wildly creative puzzles seem to have come from a different girl entirely. In a letter the seven-year-old Margaret writes, "Dear me. Today I am seven years old and I'm writing you this letter to help you remember the promises I made when I was 7, and also to remind you of what I want to become..." As her letters to herself keep arriving, Margaret finds herself becoming disenchanted. The letters evoke long-forgotten memories and cast doubt on many of the choices she made in her life. In many ways she's become the opposite of what she hoped to become as a child. Margaret visits her childhood village and, by reconnecting with people who see in her the girl they once knew, she starts finding her way to the woman she vowed to become.
Love Me If You Dare, 1h33
Directed by Yann Samuell
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about children, Jeu
Actors Guillaume Canet, Marion Cotillard, Thibault Verhaeghe, Gérard Watkins, Gilles Lellouche, Joséphine Lebas-Joly
Rating74% 3.7462753.7462753.7462753.7462753.746275
The film begins in Liège in Belgium, where a little girl, Sophie, is being bullied by other children. Only a bus driver and a boy, Julien, help her collect her books that the others have thrown into a puddle.