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Bertrand Tavernier

Bertrand Tavernier was a law student that preferred write film criticisms. He also wrote a few books about American movies. Then his first film won a few awards in France and abroad and established his reputation. See full bio »

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Won 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 47 wins & 49 nominations. See more awards »

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 2004 Holy Lola
 2002 Safe Conduct
 2001 Les enfants de Thiès (TV Movie)
 1997 The Other Side of the Tracks (TV Movie documentary)
 1996 Captain Conan
 1995 Fresh Bait
 1992 L.627
 1992 La guerre sans nom (Documentary)
 1991 Contre l'oubli (segment "Pour Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar")
 1988 Lyon, le regard intérieur (TV Movie documentary)
 1987 Beatrice
 1983 Ciné citron (Short)
 1983 La 8ème génération (Short)
 1983 Mississippi Blues (Documentary)
 1982 Philippe Soupault (TV Movie documentary)
 1980 Death Watch
 1964 La chance et l'amour (segment "Une chance explosive")
 1964 Les baisers (episode 2 "Baiser de Judas")
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Other Works:

Book: "50 Years of American Cinema," w/Jean-Pierre Coursodon, 1995. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 6 Interviews | 8 Articles | See more »


6' 1" (1.85 m)

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[In a 1983 interview] ... I can understand why American audiences sometimes find foreign films too long because they are complicated films that you have to pay attention to. See more »


Tavernier began working in films as a publicist and occasional critic and journalist. See more »


Often casts Philippe Noiret and Jean-Pierre Marielle See more »

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