Jacques Bufnoir

Noted for his versatility and prolific nature, production designer Jacques Bufnoir has worked on over 70 features since 1975. Trained at IDHEC in Paris, he assisted Willy Holt on Stanley Donen's "Staircase" before ... Read more »

Filmography

Art Department (59)

Delit Mineur 2014 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

From Paris With Love 2010 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Angel-A 2007 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Hitman 2007 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

The Red Inn 2007 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Palais Royal! 2005 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Unleashed 2005 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Merci Docteur Rey 2004 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Viva Laldjerie 2004 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Fanfan la Tulipe 2003 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Loser Takes All 2003 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Taxi 3 2003 (Movie)

(Art Director)

Wasabi 2002 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Kiss of the Dragon 2001 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Le Harem de Madame Osmane 2000 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Monsieur Naphtali 1999 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Soleil 1999 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries 1998 (Movie)

(France) (Production Designer)

Hasards ou coincidences 1998 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Hommes, femmes: mode d'emploi 1996 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

A French Woman 1995 (Movie)

(France) (Production Designer)

L' Eleve 1995 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Les Miserables 1995 (Movie)

(Art Director)

Sarraounia 1994 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

Justinien Trouve, or God's Bastard 1993 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

L' Elegant Criminel 1992 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

Le Brasier 1991 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

La Provinciale 1990 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

Milena 1990 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Phantom of the Opera 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Production Designer

Chimeres 1989 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

La Nuit du serail 1989 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

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

art direction (Art Director)

Attention Bandits 1988 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

Chouans! 1988 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

L' Itineraire d'un enfant gate 1988 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

Saxo 1988 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

Fucking Fernand 1987 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

Descente aux enfers 1986 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

Un Homme et une femme: Vingt ans deja 1986 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

Palace 1985 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

Orfeo 1984 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

Entre Nous 1983 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Les Specialistes 1983 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

Partir Revenir 1983 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

Souvenirs, Souvenirs 1983 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

Viva la Vie! 1983 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

La Chevre 1982 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

Le Grand Carnaval 1982 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Edith et Marcel 1981 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

Le Grand Pardon 1980 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

La Boum 1979 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

Bete mais discipline 1978 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

Rien ne va plus 1978 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

Cause toujours... tu m'interesses! 1977 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

La Belle emmerdeuse 1977 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

Dracula Pere et Fils 1976 (Movie)

(Art Director)

La Moutarde me monte au nez 1973 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

Biography

Noted for his versatility and prolific nature, production designer Jacques Bufnoir has worked on over 70 features since 1975. Trained at IDHEC in Paris, he assisted Willy Holt on Stanley Donen's "Staircase" before creating his own designs for domestic hits like "La Boum". He soon acquired a reputation for overseas settings with "Circle of Deceit" (Beirut), "La Chévre" (Mexico) and "Descente aux enfers" (Haiti), while he later ventured into the Maghreb and Russia for "Viva Algeria" and "Hitman". He also became adept at period trappings, recreating Revolutionary Brittany for "Chouans!", 1830s Paris for the killer biopic "Lacenaire", and the battlefields of the Seven Years' War for "Fanfan la tulipe". Coming into the 20th century, he recaptured the Occupation era for Diane Kurys's "Coup de Foudre" and Régis Wargnier's "Une Femme française", and won a César for his blend of colonial chic in the same director's "Indochine". Subsequently, Bufnoir's most enduring relationships have been with Claude Lelouch and Luc Besson. For the former, he romanticized the war years for "Édith et Marcel" and "Les Misérables" and achieved a modish contemporaneity for "A Man and a Woman, 20 Years Later", "Men, Women: A User's Manual" and "Chance or Coincidence", while for the latter, he consistently reinvented Paris in the Jet Li vehicles "Kiss of the Dragon" and "Unleashed", the crime actioners "Wasabi", "Taxi 3" and "From Paris With Love" and the romantic drama "Angel-A".

SIMILAR ARTICLES