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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 & 48 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

'Round Midnight
'Round Midnight Director
(1986)
Coup de torchon
Coup de torchon Director
(1981)
Ça commence aujourd'hui
(1999)

Filmography

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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:

Bertrand is responsible for the French translation of the autobiographies of Michael Powell. The first, "Une vie dans le cinema" has been published. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 6 Interviews | 7 Articles | See more »

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on the shooting of Coup de torchon (1981)] Stéphane Audran was a bit shy in the beginning because she had a strange habit. She would never say her lines during rehearsal. That was the way she concentrated, and un-concentrated everyone else. So after ten rehearsals where she couldn't remember a thing, we finally decided to shoot, and she remembered it all! But she had to look completely lost in ... See more »

Trivia:

Directed one Oscar nominated performance: Dexter Gordon in 'Round Midnight (1986). See more »

Trademark:

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

Star Sign:

Taurus

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