Jean-Pierre Dardenne


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After studying drama in the arts institute, Jean Pierre Dardenne and his brother Luc made some videos about the rough life in blue-collar small towns in the Wallonie. After their meeting with filmmaker Armad Gatti and cinematographer Ned Burgess, they decided to enter in the movie business. In 1978 they shot their first documentary, Le chant du ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 60 wins & 77 nominations. See more awards »

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(2014)
(2011)
The Child Producer
(2005)
Lorna's Silence Producer
(2008)

Filmography

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  Black Box (co-producer) (post-production)
 2022 Tori and Lokita (producer)
 2022 Les Harkis (co-producer)
 2022 The Line (co-producer)
 2021 Animals (co-producer)
 2021 My Night (co-producer)
 2021 La Civil (co-producer)
 2020 Atarrabi & Mikelats (co-producer)
 2020 Red Soil (co-producer)
 2020 Honey Cigar (associate producer)
 2019 Young Ahmed (producer)
 2019 Casanova, Last Love (co-producer)
 2018 Fatwa (co-producer)
 2018 Niet Schieten (co-producer)
 2018 The Sisters Brothers (associate producer)
 2018 How Fernando Pessoa Saved Portugal (Short) (producer)
 2018 Paul Sanchez Is Back! (co-producer)
 2018 Dear Son (co-producer)
 2018/I Carnivores (co-producer)
 2017 Drôle de père (producer)
 2017 Endangered Species (co-producer)
 2016 Planetarium (co-producer)
 2016 Graduation (co-producer)
 2016 The Unknown Girl (producer)
 2016 The Dancer (co-producer)
 2016 Hedi (co-producer)
 2016 The Son of Joseph (producer)
 2016 Behind the Clouds (co-producer)
 2015 Good Luck Algeria (producer)
 2015 Long Live the Bride (co-producer)
 2015 Les Cowboys (co-producer)
 2015 Journal d'une femme de chambre (co-producer)
 2014 Wild Life (co-producer)
 2014 40-Love (producer)
 2014 Two Days, One Night (producer)
 2013 Playing Dead (co-producer)
 2013 Marina (co-producer)
 2013 À ciel ouvert (Documentary) (co-producer)
 2013 Ion (Documentary) (producer)
 2012 Un été avec Anton (TV Movie documentary) (producer)
 2012 Beyond the Hills (co-producer)
 2012 Rust and Bone (co-producer)
 2011 The Minister (producer)
 2011 The Kid with a Bike (producer)
 2010 K.O.R. (Documentary) (producer)
 2009 Children Without a Shadow (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2009 The Front Line (producer)
 2008 Premier Jour (Short) (producer)
 2008 Lorna's Silence (producer)
 2007 Vous êtes de la police? (co-producer)
 2007 Madonnen (co-producer)
 2006 The Colonel (producer)
 2006 Rwanda, les collines parlent (Documentary) (producer)
 2005 Life, Differently (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2005 The Child (producer)
 2005 Il fare politica (Documentary) (producer)
 2005 The Ax (co-producer)
 2003 Le soleil assassiné (producer)
 2003 Stormy Weather (producer)
 2003 The Living World (co-producer)
 2002 Romances de terre et d'eau (Documentary) (producer)
 2002 First Love (Short) (producer)
 2002 The Son (producer)
 2002 Brook by Brook (TV Movie documentary) (co-producer)
 2001 The Milk of Human Kindness (co-producer)
 2000 La devinière (Documentary) (line producer)
 1999 L'héritier (Short) (executive producer)
 1999 Rosetta (producer)
 1996 Gigi, Monica... et Bianca (Documentary) (executive producer) / (producer)
 1996 The Promise (producer)
 1995 Faute de soleil (co-producer)
 1992 I'm Thinking of You (producer)
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Personal Details

Publicity Listings:

3 Interviews | 7 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 4 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Jean-Pierre et Luc Dardenne

Height:

6' 0¾" (1.85 m)

Relatives:

Luc Dardenne (sibling)
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Personal Quote:

[press conference for The Unknown Girl (2016) at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival] There's no secret to co-directing. We're just one person. It's true. It doesn't look like that because there are two physical people, but we're actually just one person, otherwise we couldn't work well together. Because we're two, we can do things differently - one can be in front of the camera and one behind, but ... See more »

Trivia:

Four of his films have been chosen to represent Belgium for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film: Rosetta (1999), The Son (2002), The Child (2005) and Two Days, One Night (2014), but none of them have been nominated. The only one that got an Oscar nomination is Two Days, One Night (2014), which was nominated for Best Actress. See more »

Trademark:

Often works with Fabrizio Rongione, Jérémie Renier and Olivier Gourmet. See more »

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