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Where did producer Thomas Langmann, an Oscar winner for "The Artist," come from?  And what is it about the French that they love to embrace risk? Langmann sold his home and borrowed money from relatives to get "The Artist" rolling. Then he met Harvey Weinstein and the rest is cinema history. Langmann’s father was Claude Berri, whom I met on the beaches of St. Tropez in the early 1970s. Berri was an actor and producer of some of France’s finest films such as "Jean de Florette" and "Manon of the Springs." Each summer my »

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