Christophe Gans

Director, Screenwriter
A visually gifted director, Christophe Gans' deep abiding love for genre fare and pop-culture imbued each of his film endeavors with a patina of authenticity and passion. A graduate of France's respected film school ... Read more »
Born: 03/11/1960 in France

Filmography

Director (5)

Beauty and the Beast 2016 (Movie)

(Director)

Silent Hill 2006 (Movie)

(Director)

Brotherhood of the Wolf 2002 (Movie)

(Director)

Crying Freeman 1995 (Movie)

(Director)

H.P. Lovecraft's Necronomicon 1994 (Movie)

("The Mansion of the Drowned") (Director)
Writer (4)

Beauty and the Beast 2016 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Brotherhood of the Wolf 2002 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Crying Freeman 1995 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

H.P. Lovecraft's Necronomicon 1994 (Movie)

("The Mansion of the Drowned") (Screenplay)
Producer (1)

Saint Ange 2004 (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

A visually gifted director, Christophe Gans' deep abiding love for genre fare and pop-culture imbued each of his film endeavors with a patina of authenticity and passion. A graduate of France's respected film school, Institut des Hautes Etudes Cinematopraphiques, he made his directorial debut with a gruesome vignette in the horror anthology "Necronomicon: Book of the Dead" (1993). His work on the direct-to-video release led to an ongoing relationship with producer Samuel Hadida, for whom he helmed the martial arts action-adventure "Crying Freeman" (1995). Gans achieved international recognition with his extremely successful 18th-century horror tale, "Brotherhood of the Wolf" (2001). He returned four years later with the video game adaptation "Silent Hill" (2006), a horror story that, while acknowledged for its impressive phantasmagoric imagery, was criticized for its aggravatingly vague and ambiguous narrative. Although by no means a prolific filmmaker, Gans' commitment to his material earned him the respect of genre fans everywhere who eagerly awaited the writer-director's next idiosyncratic offering.

EDUCATION

Institut des Hautes Etudes Cinematographiques

Paris

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