Anatole Dauman

Producer
Although born in Poland, producer Anatole Dauman spent most of his life in his adopted homeland of France. After distinguishing himself in the French Resistance during WWII, he went on to become a pioneer in the French ... Read more »
Born: 02/07/1925 in Poland

Filmography

Producer (28)

The Tin Drum 1996 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Until the End of the World 1991 (Movie)

(Producer)

Until the End of the World 1991 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Treasure Island 1990 (Movie)

(Producer)

Wings of Desire 1988 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Sacrifice 1986 (Movie)

(Producer)

Paris, Texas 1984 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Circle of Deceit 1982 (Movie)

(Producer)

La Belle Captive 1981 (Movie)

(Producer)

Sans Soleil 1981 (Movie)

(Producer)

Les Fruits de la Passion 1980 (Movie)

(France) (Producer)

L' Empire de la Passion 1977 (Movie)

(Producer)

In the Realm of the Senses 1976 (Movie)

(Producer)

Der Fangschuss 1975 (Movie)

(Producer)

La Bete 1974 (Movie)

(Producer)

Contes Immoraux 1973 (Movie)

(Producer)

Au Hasard, Balthazar 1970 (Movie)

(Producer)

Les Rendezvous en Foret 1970 (Movie)

(Producer)

Mouchette 1967 (Movie)

(Producer)

Two or Three Things I Know About Her 1967 (Movie)

(Producer)

Masculin-Feminin 1966 (Movie)

(Producer)

Chronicle of a Summer 1965 (Movie)

(Producer)

Muriel 1963 (Movie)

(Producer)

La Jetee 1961 (Movie)

(Producer)

Hiroshima, Mon Amour 1960 (Movie)

(Producer)

The First Night 1957 (Movie)

(Producer)

Letter From Siberia 1956 (Movie)

(Producer)

Night and Fog 1955 (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

Although born in Poland, producer Anatole Dauman spent most of his life in his adopted homeland of France. After distinguishing himself in the French Resistance during WWII, he went on to become a pioneer in the French New Wave, producing several important films through his company Argos Films. During the 1950s, Dauman and Argos oversaw numerous short films by such esteemed filmmakers as Jean Aurel, Alexandre Ausruc and Agnes Varda. Among the groundbreaking films he produced were Alain Resnais' powerful documentary "Night and Fog" (1956) as well as that director's complex debut feature "Hiroshima, Mon Amour" (1959) and "Last Year at Marienbad" (1961), In 1962, Dauman was the producer of Chris Marker's "The Pier/La Jetee," which consisted of still photographs reconstructing a man's remembrance of a pier in Orly, a woman and a death. Following fruitful collaborations with Robert Bresson and Jean-Luc Godard in the 60s and Walerian Borowczyk in the 70s, he teamed with Japanese director Nagisa Oshima for the critically-praised but highly controversial "In the Realm of the Senses" (1976), which focused on an obsessive love affair and contained sexually explicit set pieces. 1979's "The Tin Drum," directed by Volker Schlondorff became the first German film to win a Best Foreign-Language Film Academy Award. The 80s found Dauman working in collaboration with Andrei Tarchovsky on that director's last film, "The Sacrifice" (1986) and with Wim Wenders on the English-language "Paris, Texas" (1984) and the brilliant "Wings of Desire" (1987). His final film as producer was Chris Marker's documentary about the Battle of Okinawa, "Level Five" (1996).

Relationships

Florence Dauman

Daughter
survived him

Pascale Dauman

Wife
divorced

EDUCATION

educated in France

Milestones

1996

Last film, Chris Marker's "Level Five"

1991

Third teaming with Wenders, "Until the End of the World"

1987

Reteamed with Wenders for "Wings of Desire"

1986

Served as producer of Andrei Tarkovsky's last film, "The Sacrifice"

1984

Produced Wim Wenders' English-language film "Paris, Texas"

1979

Argos was one of the production companies involved with Volker Schlondorff's award-winning "The Tin Drum"

1976

Engendered controvery with the release of Nagisa Oshima's "In the Realm of the Senses"

1962

Produced Chris Marker's "La Jetee/The Pier"

1959

Through Argos, released "Hiroshima, Mon Amour", directed by Resnais

1955

Garnered international attention with Alain Resnais' "Night and Fog"

1949

Co-founded (with Philippe Lifchitz) Argos Films

Fought in the French Resistance during WWII

Moved to France as a child

Bonus Trivia

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Named Chevalier of the Legion of Honor

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Named Commander of Arts and Letters by the French government

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Decorated for his involvement with the Resisitance movement

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Received Cross of Merit for his film work

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