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Humbert Balsan (1954–2005)

Born in 1954 into a wealthy family, Humbert Balsan started his career as a movie actor, his main claim to fame in this field being his performance as Gawain in Robert Bresson's Lancelot of the Lake (1974). But the young man soon gave up acting for production, a task in which he found an avid interest. From 1979 to his premature death in 2005, he ... See full bio »

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(age 50) in Paris, France

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 3 wins. See more awards »

Known For

Manderlay
Manderlay Producer
(2005)
When the Sea Rises
(2004)
Jefferson in Paris
(1995)
Mr. & Mrs. Bridge
(1990)

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 2007 A londoni férfi (producer)
 2006 Il sera une fois... (producer)
 2006 Un ami parfait (producer)
 2005 Manderlay (co-producer)
 2005 Housewarming (producer)
 2004 Seekers of Oblivion (Documentary) (producer)
 2004 Rai Story: From Cheikha Rimitti to Cheba Djenet (Documentary) (producer)
 2004 Sheikhates Blues (Documentary) (producer)
 2004 Fama: Heroism Without Glory (Documentary) (producer)
 2004 L'intrus (producer)
 2004 The Great Journey (producer)
 2004 When the Sea Rises (executive producer) / (producer)
 2004 Alexandria... New York (producer)
 2004 Bab el shams (producer)
 2004 Women's Chitchat (Documentary) (producer)
 2004 Women Beyond Borders (Documentary) (producer)
 2004/I Process (co-producer)
 2004 Grande école (producer)
 2004 Lady of the Palace (Documentary) (producer)
 2003 When a Woman Sings (Documentary) (producer)
 2003 La vie nue (producer)
 2003 Mimi (Documentary) (associate producer)
 2003 Le dernier des immobiles (co-producer)
 2003 The Bathers (co-producer)
 2003 Woman Is Courage (Documentary) (producer)
 2002 Women Who Loved Cinema, Part II (Video documentary) (producer)
 2002 The Legend of Rose Al-Youssef (Documentary) (producer)
 2002 Total Kheops (producer)
 2002 Women Who Loved Cinema, Part I (Video documentary) (producer)
 2002 Divine Intervention (producer)
 2001 Silence... We're Rolling (producer)
 2001 Transfixed (producer)
 2001 Martha... Martha (producer)
 2000 Samia (producer)
 2000 Le premier du nom (Documentary) (producer)
 1999 Rembrandt (producer)
 1999 El Medina (producer)
 1998 Un affare trasversale (executive producer)
 1998 D'une brousse à l'autre (Documentary) (producer)
 1998 Terminale (producer)
 1997 Post coïtum animal triste (producer)
 1997 Destiny (producer)
 1996 The Proprietor (producer)
 1996 Surviving Picasso (co-producer)
 1996 Les mercredis de la vie (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- Mes 17 ans (1996) ... (executive producer)
 1995 Sobyan wa banat (Documentary) (producer)
 1995 Lumière et compagnie (Documentary) (associate producer - segment "Merchant Ivory")
 1995 Jefferson in Paris (co-producer)
 1994 Al-mohager (producer)
 1993 Grand bonheur (producer)
 1993 Les arpenteurs de Montmartre (producer)
 1993 Mercedes (producer)
 1993 Angely v rayu (producer)
 1993 Sabine (producer)
 1992 Vincennes Neuilly (delegate producer)
 1992 Les équilibristes (producer)
 1991 Transit (producer)
 1990 Mr. & Mrs. Bridge (associate producer: France)
 1990 L'amour (producer)
 1989 Iskanderija, kaman oue kaman (producer)
 1988 Un médecin des lumières (TV Movie) (producer)
 1987 L'homme voilé (producer)
 1985 Adieu Bonaparte (producer: Paris)
 1984 Histoire du caporal (producer)
 1982 L'inconnue (producer)
 1981 Quartet (associate producer)
 1980 Le soleil en face (producer)
 1979 Le maître-nageur (producer)
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Alternate Names:

Imbert Balsan | Humbert
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The main character in Mia Hansen-Løve's Father of My Children (2009) is that of a film producer based on Humbert Balsan's real life events. See more »

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