Claude Berri

Director, Producer, Distributor
Multi-faceted maverick of contemporary French cinema. Berri began his career as an actor and moved behind the camera in the early 1960s, earning critical praise for short films like "Le poulet" (1963).
Born: 07/01/1934 in Paris, FR

Filmography

Producer (56)

Eyewitness 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

Trésor 2009 (Movie)

(Producer)

Bienvenue Chez Les Ch'tis 2008 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Secret of the Grain 2008 (Movie)

(Producer)

La Maison Du Bonheur 2006 (Movie)

(Producer)

Happily Ever After 2005 (Movie)

(Producer)

San Antonio 2004 (Movie)

(Producer)

Amen 2003 (Movie)

(Producer)

Les Sentiments 2003 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Housekeeper 2003 (Movie)

(Producer)

Asterix and Obelix Meet Cleopatra 2002 (Movie)

(Producer)

My Wife is an Actress 2002 (Movie)

(Producer)

La Boite 2001 (Movie)

(Producer)

Les Rois mages 2001 (Movie)

(Producer)

All About My Mother 1999 (Movie)

("presents") (Producer)

Lucie Aubrac 1999 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Escort 1999 (Movie)

(Producer)

La Separation 1998 (Movie)

(Producer)

Mookie 1998 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Ogre 1998 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Arlette 1997 (Movie)

(Producer)

Didier 1997 (Movie)

(Producer)

French Twist 1996 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Bet 1996 (Movie)

(Producer)

Queen Margot 1994 (Movie)

(Producer)

Germinal 1993 (Movie)

(Producer)

Nous Deux 1992 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Lover 1992 (Movie)

(Producer)

Uranus 1991 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Bear 1989 (Movie)

(Producer)

Valmont 1989 (Movie)

(Producer)

A Gauche en sortant de l'ascenseur 1988 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Trois places pour le 26 1988 (Movie)

(Producer)

Hotel de France 1987 (Movie)

(Producer)

Manon des sources 1987 (Movie)

(Producer)

L' Homme blesse 1985 (Movie)

(Producer)

Madman at War 1984 (Movie)

(Producer)

Le Vengeance du serpent a plumes 1983 (Movie)

(Producer)

Tchao Pantin 1983 (Movie)

(Producer)

Banzai 1982 (Movie)

(Producer)

Garcon! 1982 (Movie)

(Producer)

L' Africain 1982 (Movie)

(Producer)

Tess 1980 (Movie)

(Producer)

I Love You 1979 (Movie)

(Producer)

Inspecteur la Bavure 1979 (Movie)

(Producer)

Je T'Aime Moi Non Plus 1974 (Movie)

(Producer)

Un Sac de Billes 1974 (Movie)

(Producer)

Je sais rien mais je dirai tout 1972 (Movie)

(Producer)

Pleure pas la bouche pleine 1972 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Le Sex Shop 1971 (Movie)

(Producer)

Les Fous Du Stade 1971 (Movie)

(Producer)

Taking Off 1971 (Movie)

(Producer)

L' Oeuf 1970 (Movie)

(Producer)

Naked Childhood 1970 (Movie)

(Producer)

Marry Me! Marry Me! 1969 (Movie)

(Producer)
Director (20)

Le Maitre d'ecole 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Trésor 2009 (Movie)

(Director)

Ensemble, C'Est Tout 2007 (Movie)

(Director)

The Two of Us 2005 (Movie)

(Director)

The Housekeeper 2003 (Movie)

(Director)

La Debandade 1999 (Movie)

(Director)

Lucie Aubrac 1999 (Movie)

(Director)

Le Cinema de Papa 1998 (Movie)

(Director)

Germinal 1993 (Movie)

(Director)

Uranus 1991 (Movie)

(Director)

Jean de Florette 1987 (Movie)

(Director)

Manon des sources 1987 (Movie)

(Director)

Tchao Pantin 1983 (Movie)

(Director)

I Love You 1979 (Movie)

(Director)

La Premiere Fois 1978 (Movie)

(Director)

Un Moment d'Egarement 1976 (Movie)

(Director)

Le Male du Siecle 1974 (Movie)

(Director)

Le Sex Shop 1971 (Movie)

(Director)

Marry Me! Marry Me! 1969 (Movie)

(Director)

Le Poulet 1962 (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (18)

Trésor 2009 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Ensemble, C'Est Tout 2007 (Movie)

(adaptation) (Screenplay)

The Two of Us 2005 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Housekeeper 2003 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

La Debandade 1999 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Lucie Aubrac 1999 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Germinal 1993 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Uranus 1991 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Jean de Florette 1987 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Manon des sources 1987 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Blame It on Rio 1984 (Movie)

from screenplay("Un Moment d'Egarement") (From Story)

Tchao Pantin 1983 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

I Love You 1979 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

La Premiere Fois 1978 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Un Moment d'Egarement 1976 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Le Male du Siecle 1974 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Le Sex Shop 1971 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Marry Me! Marry Me! 1969 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Actor (17)

Happily Ever After 2005 (Movie)

(Actor)

Francois Truffaut, An Autobiography 2004 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The Car Keys 2003 (Movie)

(Actor)

Who Knows? 2001 (Movie)

Autograph Librarian (Actor)

Les Bonnes Femmes 2000 (Movie)

Jane's Fiancee (Actor)

La Debandade 1999 (Movie)

Claude Langmann (Actor)

Le Cinema de Papa 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Universe of Jacques Demy 1994 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Stan the Flasher 1991 (Movie)

Stan (Actor)

L' Homme blesse 1985 (Movie)

Client (Actor)

Le Male du Siecle 1974 (Movie)

Claude (Actor)

Le Sex Shop 1971 (Movie)

Claude (Actor)

Marry Me! Marry Me! 1969 (Movie)

Claude (Actor)

Behold a Pale Horse 1964 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Seven Deadly Sins 1963 (Movie)

Student (Actor)

Please Not Now! 1961 (Movie)

Bernard (Actor)

The Truth 1960 (Movie)

(Actor)

Biography

Multi-faceted maverick of contemporary French cinema. Berri began his career as an actor and moved behind the camera in the early 1960s, earning critical praise for short films like "Le poulet" (1963).

Relationships

Darius Berri

Son
born c. 1987 mother, Sylvie Gautrelet

Julien Berri

Son
born on June 14, 1968 mother, Anne-Marie Rassam appeared in "La Reine Margot/Queen Margot"

Thomas Berri

Son
born c. 1972 mother, Anne-Marie Rassam

Sylvie Gautrelet

Companion
together from c. 1984

Hirsch Langmann

Father
Polish

Arlette Langmann

Sister
edited or co-edited most of Maurice Pialat's films

Anne-Marie Rassam

Wife
married c. 1965 divorced born in Beirut, Lebanon

Jean-Pierre Rassam

Brother-In-Law
died in 1985

Paul Rassam

Brother-In-Law
formed Renn Productions with Berri in 1975

Milestones

1987

Sold a 50 percent stake in Renn Productions to Jerome Seydoux and Chargeurs Group

1975

Formed Renn Productions with brother-in-law Paul Rassam

1973

Began distributing films through own company, AMLF

1970

Sole film as producer apart from Renn Productions, Milos Forman's "Taking Off" (United States)

1968

Formed Renn Productions; first film as producer, "Mazel Tov ou le mariage"

1966

Solo feature directing and co-writing debut, "Le vieil homme et l'enfant/The Old Man and the Child"

1963

Made theatrical feature co-directing and writing debut with one episode of the omnibus film "Les baisers"/"Baisers de 16 ans"

1963

Short film directing debut (also producer), "Le poulet/The Chicken"

1953

Feature acting debut, in Autant-Lara's "Le ble en herbe"

Began career as a stage actor; first film appearance (a bit) in Jacques Becker's short "Rue de l'Estrapade" (1953)

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