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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 46 wins & 47 nominations. See more awards »

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'Round Midnight
'Round Midnight Director
Coup de torchon
Coup de torchon Director
A Sunday in the Country
It All Starts Today


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 2016 Journey Through French Cinema (Documentary)
 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 Lest We Forget (segment "Pour Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar")
 1988 Lyon, Inside Out (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 Chance at Love (segment "Une chance explosive")
 1964 Les baisers (episode 2 "Baiser de Judas")
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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 »


6' 1" (1.85 m)

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I can't tell you how many films I've made; I don't count. As I've said they were mostly things I was passionate about. I try not to be too analytic about why I want to do something but one thing that seems consistent is that there's an intriguing element that starts it all and makes me want to learn something new. See more »


Was at high-school with Volker Schlöndorff. See more »


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

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