Julien Leclercq

One of the new breed of self-made filmmakers coming of age in the early 2000s, Julien Leclercq was born and raised in northern France. As a young man he was fascinated by movies and became determined to make them ... Read more »

Filmography

Director (5)

Braqueurs 2016 (Movie)

(Director)

La Foret Des Ombres 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Gibraltar 2013 (Movie)

(Director)

The Assault 2012 (Movie)

(Director)

Chrysalis 2007 (Movie)

(Director)
Producer (2)

L'affaire SK1 2015 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Assault 2012 (Movie)

(Producer)
Writer (2)

La Foret Des Ombres 2014 (Movie)

(adaptation) (Screenplay)

Chrysalis 2007 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Biography

One of the new breed of self-made filmmakers coming of age in the early 2000s, Julien Leclercq was born and raised in northern France. As a young man he was fascinated by movies and became determined to make them himself. That determination became focused on producing a short, low-budget science fiction film, for which Leclercq was able to attract top talent like leading man Pierre Richard, a longtime star in France. The resulting effort, "Transit" (2004), made a significant impact on the domestic film industry, which began to take notice of the brash young producer/director. He was given a much larger budget to complete his first feature-length movie, "Chrysalis," which was released in 2007. This nightmarish science fiction movie, co-written as well as directed by Leclercq, was set in the near future and concerned a widowed cop trying to solve a mystery involving plastic surgery and identity shaping. For his next feature, Leclercq shifted genres to deliver "The Assault," a tense thriller based on a true story about a group of terrorists who hijack an Air France plane and the elite police team tasked with stopping them. As with his previous efforts, Leclercq was very hands-on with this film, acting as its producer, director, and one of its writers.

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