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Olivier Assayas


Olivier Assayas was born on January 25, 1955 in Paris, France. He is a writer and director, known for Paris, je t'aime (2006), Clouds of Sils Maria (2014) and Summer Hours (2008). He was previously married to Maggie Cheung. See full bio »
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 2014 Clouds of Sils Maria (screenplay - dialogue)
 2012 Something in the Air (screenplay)
 2010 Carlos (TV Mini-Series) (written by - 3 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (2010) ... (written by)
- Episode #1.2 (2010) ... (written by)
- Première partie (2010) ... (written by)
 2008 Summer Hours (writer)
 2007 To Each His Own Cinema (segment "Recrudescence")
 2007 Boarding Gate (written by)
 2006 Metric (Video documentary) (idea)
 2006 Paris, je t'aime (segment "Quartier des Enfants Rouges")
 2004/I Clean (written by)
 2002 Demonlover (written by)
 1998 Alice and Martin (writer)
 1998 Late August, Early September (written by)
 1997 Cinéma, de notre temps (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- HHH - Un portrait de Hou Hsiao-Hsien (1997) ... (writer)
 1996 Irma Vep (written by)
 1994 Tous les garçons et les filles de leur âge... (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- La page blanche (1994) ... (writer)
 1994 Cold Water
 1993 A New Life (writer)
 1991 Paris Awakens
 1990 Filha da Mãe
 1989 Winter's Child (writer)
 1987 Avril brisé
 1986 Disorder
 1986 L'unique
 1985 Passage secret (dialogue) / (scenario)
 1985 Rendez-vous
 1982 Étoiles et toiles (TV Series documentary) (interactive dialogue - 1 episode)
- Kim Basinger ... (interactive dialogue)
 1980 Scopitone (Short) (scenario and dialogue)
 1978 Nuit féline (Short)
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I am a fan of Michael Mann; he is one of the most inspired stylists in American cinema today, but it was all there from the start. In Thief (1981), his first feature, you have echoes of Jean-Pierre Melville (it goes full circle), a sharp eye for realism, but also profound human characters with precisely drawn relationships, and great acting. Mann's fascination with a geometrical modernity, even ... See more »

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Was one of the first European film critics to pay close attention to the new cinema emerging from Asia. See more »

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