Claude Berri Biography (1934-)

Full name, Claude Langmann; born July 1, 1934, in Paris, France; son of Hirsch (a furrier) and Beila (maiden name, Bercu) Langmann; brother of Arlette Langmann (a film editor and screenwriter); married Anne-Marie Rassam, 1967 (divorced); children: (first marriage) Julien (an actor), Thomas; (with Sylvie Gautrelet) Darius. Addresses: Office: Renn Productions, 10 rue Lincoln, 75008 Paris, France.

Nationality
French
Gender
Male
Occupation
Director, producer, screenwriter, actor
Birth Details
July 1, 1934
Paris, France

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • Le bon dieu sans confession (also known as Good Lord without Confession), 1953
  • (Uncredited) Le fils du forain, Le ble en herbe (also known as The Game of Love), 1954
  • (Uncredited) Un jeune homme a l'inaugaration, Jeune homme a l'inauguration (also known as Only the French Can and French Cancan),French Cannon, 1955
  • Un jeune, Les jeux dangereaux (also known as Dangerous Games and La strada della violenza), 1958
  • Jane's fiancee, Les bonnes femmes (also known as The Girls andThe Good Girls, Donne facili, The Girls, The Good Girls, and The Good Time Girls), 1960
  • Georges, La verite (also known as La verita and The Truth), Kingsley International, 1961
  • Claude, Janine, 1961
  • J'irai cracher sur vos tombes (also known as I Spit on Your Grave), Audubon, 1962
  • Andre, "Lust" (also known as "L'avarice"), Les sept peches capitaux (also known as I sette peccati capitali, The Seven Deadly Sins, and The Seven Capital Sins), Embassy, 1962
  • Bernard, La bride sur le cou (also known as A briglia sciolta, Only for Love, and Please, Not Now!), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1963
  • Behold a Pale Horse (also known as Et vint le jour de vengeance), Columbia, 1964
  • Les laches vivent d'espoir (also known as My Baby Is Black!), U.S. Films, 1965
  • (Uncredited) Un porteur, Compartiment tueurs (also known as TheSleeping Car Murders and The Sleeping Car Murder), 1965
  • (Uncredited) La chef de famille juif, La ligne de demarcation (also known as Line of Demarcation), 1966
  • Claude Avram, Mazel Tov ou le mariage (also known as Marry Me!Marry Me!), Allied Artists, 1969
  • Claude, Le cinema de Papa, 1971
  • Claude, Le Sex Shop (also known as Sex-Shop and Quello che gia conosci del sesso e non prendi piu sul serio), United Artists/NewLine Cinema, 1972
  • Claude, Le male du siecle (also known as Male of the Century), AMLF, 1975
  • L'agent de police, Le roi des cons (also known as The King of Jerks), 1981
  • Client, L'homme blesse (also known as The Wounded Man), Gaumont/World Marketing/Promovision International/Cinevista, 1983, released in the United States in 1985
  • Title role, Stan the Flasher, Pyramide Distribution, 1990
  • Hugues, La machine (also known as The Machine and Die Maschine), 1994
  • Le president du tribunal (presiding judge), Les trois freres (alsoknown as The Three Brothers), Le Studio Canal, 1995
  • Himself, L'univers de Jacques Demy (also known as The Universeof Jacques Demy and The World of Jacques Demy), 1995
  • (As Claude Langmann) Maillard, Un grand cri d'amour, AMLF, 1998
  • Claude Langmann, La debandade (also known as Hard Off), Pathe, 1999
  • Autograph ibrarian, Va savoir (also known as Va Savoir (Who Knows?), (Chi lo sa?), Va savoir+), Sony Pictures Classics, 2001
  • (Uncredited) Un passant, Les rois mages, Pathe, 2001
  • Peintre Cleopatre, Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatre (also known as Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatra, Asterix & Obelix: Mission Kleopatra, and Asterix and Obelix Meet Cleopatra), Miramax, 2002
  • Film Work
  • Director and producer, Le poulet (short film; also known as TheChicken), Pathe Contemporary, 1963
  • Director, "Baiser de 16 ans," Les baisers (also known as I baci and Una voglia matta di donna), 1964
  • Director, "La chance du guerrier," La chance et l'amour (also known as L'amore et la chance and Chance at Love), 1964
  • Associate producer, Marie pour memoire (also known as Marie forMemory), 1967
  • Producer, Oratorio for Prague (also known as Seven Days to Remember), 1968
  • Director, Le vieil homme et l'enfant (also known as The Two ofUs, Claude, and The Old Man and the Boy), Cinema V, 1968
  • Producer and director, Mazel Tov ou le mariage (also known as Marry Me! Marry Me!), Allied Artists, 1969
  • Producer and director, Le pistonne (also known as The Man withConnections), Royal, 1970
  • (With Francois Truffaut, Mag Bodard, and Guy Benier) Producer, L'enfance nue (also known as Me and Naked Childhood), Altura, 1970
  • Producer, L'oeuf (also known as The Egg), Columbia, 1971
  • (With Alfred W. Crown) Producer, Taking Off, Universal, 1971
  • Director, Le cinema de papa, 1971
  • Producer and director, Le Sex Shop (also known as Sex-Shopand Quello che gia conosci del sesso e non prendi piu sul serio), United Artists/New Line Cinema, 1972
  • (With Christian Fechner) Producer, Les fous du stade (also known as Stadium Nuts), CCFC, 1972
  • Producer, Je sais rien mais je dirai tout (also known as Don'tKnow Anything But I'll Tell All), AMLF, 1973
  • Executive producer, Pleure pas la bouche pleine (also known as Don't Cry with Your Mouth Full), AMLF, 1973
  • Director and producer, Le male du siecle (also known as Male ofthe Century) AMLF, 1975
  • (With Jacques-Eric Strauss) Producer, Je t'aime moi non plus (alsoknown as I Love You No Longer), AMLF, 1975
  • Producer, Un sac de billes (also known as A Bag of Marbles), AMLF, 1975
  • Director, La premiere fois (also known as The First Time),Lira/Gala Film Distributors, 1976, released in the United States by EDP, 1978
  • Director, Un moment d'egarement (also known as A Summer Affair, One Wild Moment, and In a Wild Moment), Roissy/Gala Film Distributors, 1977
  • Director, A nous deux (also known as An Adventure for Two),1979
  • Producer, Tess, Columbia, 1979
  • Producer, Inspecteur la Bavure (also known as Inspector Blunder), AMLF, 1980
  • Producer and director, Je vous aime (also known as I Love You and I Love You All), AMLF, 1980
  • Director and producer, Le maitre d'ecole, 1981
  • (With Tarak Ben Ammar and Pierre Grunstein) Producer, Deux heures moins le quart avant Jesus Christ (also known as A Quarter to Two before Jesus Christ), AMLF, 1982
  • Producer, L'Africain (also known as The African), AMLF/Roissy, 1983
  • Producer, Banzai, Roissy/AMLF, 1983
  • Producer, La femme de mon pote (also known as My Best Friend'sGirl), 1983
  • Producer and director, Tchao, pantin! (also known as So Long, Stooge), Roissy/AMLF/European Classics/Nelson Entertainment, 1983
  • (With Ariel Zeitoun and Marie-Laure Reyre) Producer, L'homme blesse (also known as The Wounded Man), Gaumont/World Marketing/PromovisionInternational/Cinevista, 1983, released in the United States, 1985
  • (With Alain Sarde) Producer, Garcon! (also known as Waiter!), AMLF/Roissy, 1983, released in the United States, 1985
  • Producer, Le vengeance du serpent a plumes (also known as The Vengeance of the Winged Serpent), AMLF, 1984
  • (With Pio Angeletti and Adriano De Micheli) Producer, Scemo di guerra (also known as Madman at War and Le fou de guerre), Titanus/Sergio Felicioli, 1985
  • Producer, Les enrages, 1985
  • Director, Jean de Florette, Orion Classics, 1986
  • Producer and director, Manon des sources (also known as Manon of the Springs, Manon delle sorgenti, Manon des sources: Jean deFlorette 2e partie, and Jean de Florette II), Orion Classics, 1986
  • Producer, Hotel de France, Films du Volcan, 1987
  • Producer, Trois places pour le 26 (also known as Three Seats for the 26th), AMLF/Gaumont/Roissy, 1988
  • Executive producer, A Gauche en sortant de l'ascenseur (also knownas To the Left as You Leave the Elevator and The Door on the Leftas You Leave the Elevator), AMLF/Roissy, 1988
  • Producer, The Bear (also known as L'ours), TriStar, 1989
  • (With Paul Rassam and Michael Haussman) Producer, Valmont, AMLF/Orion/Roissy, 1989
  • Producer, La petite voleuse (also known as The Little Thief), Orly Films/Renn Productions, 1989
  • Producer and director, Uranus, AMLF, 1990
  • Producer, Nous deux (also known as The Two of Us), AMLF, 1992
  • Producer, L'amant (also known as The Lover), AMLF, 1992
  • Producer and director, Germinal, AMLF, 1993
  • Producer, Une journee chez ma mere (also known as Part-time Parents), 1993
  • Producer, La reine Margot (also known as Queen Margot, Die Bartholomaeuschnacht, and La regina Margot), AMLF, 1994
  • Producer, La separation (also known as The Separation), AMLF, 1994
  • Producer, Gazon maudit (also known as French Twist and Bushwhacked), AMLF, 1995
  • Producer, Les trois freres (also known as The Three Brothers), Le Studio Canal, 1995
  • Executive producer, Der unhold (also known as The Ogre andLe roi des aulnes), Kino International, 1996
  • Producer, Didier, AMLF, 1997
  • Producer, Arlette, 1997
  • Producer, Le pari (also known as The Bet), 1997
  • Director, Lucie Aubrac, 1997
  • Associate producer, Mookie, AMLF, 1998
  • Director, Le debandade (also known as Hard Off), Pathe, 1999
  • Producer, Mauvaise passe (also known as The Escort and The Wrong Blonde), 1999
  • Producer, La boite, Pathe, 2001
  • Producer, Ma femme est une actrice (also known as My Wife Is anActress), Sony Pictures Classics, 2001
  • Producer, Les rois mages, Pathe, 2001
  • Producer, Asterix & Obelix contre Cesar (also known as Asterix & Obelix gegen Caesar, Asterix and Obelix vs. Caesar, Asterix e Obelix contro Cesare, and Asterix and Obelix Take On Caesar), 2002
  • Director and producer, Une femme de menage (also known as A Housekepper), Palm Pictures, 2002
  • Producer, Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatre (also known as Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatra, Asterix & Obelix: Mission Kleopatra, and Asterix and Obelix Meet Cleopatra), Miramax, 2002
  • Producer, Amen (also known as Eyewitness, and Der Stellvertreter), Kino International, 2002
  • Producer, Le bison (et sa voisine Dorine), Pathe, 2003
  • Producer, Les sentiments (also known as Feelings), ARP Selection, 2003
  • Television Appearances
  • Episodic
  • Le steward, "Reactions en chaine," Les cinq dernieres minutes, 1958
  • Marcel L., "Quarante-cinq tours et puis s'en vont," Les cinq dernieresminutes, 1964
  • Himself, "Special producteurs," Cinema cinemas, 1989
  • Himself, Les nuls l'emission, 1991
  • Himself, Tout le monde en parle, 2002, 2003
  • Himself, Rive droite--rive gauche, 2003, On ne peut pas plairea tout le monde, 2003
  • WRITINGS
  • Screenplays
  • Janine, 1961
  • (With others) Les baisers, 1964
  • (With others) La chance et l'amour, 1964
  • (With Michel Rivelin and Gerard Brach) Le vieil homme et l'enfant(also known as The Two of Us, Claude, and The Old Man and the Boy), Cinema V, 1968
  • Mazel Tov ou le mariage (also known as Marry Me! Marry Me!), Allied Artists, 1969
  • Le pistonne (also known as The Man with Connections), Royal, 1970
  • Le cinema de papa, 1971
  • Le Sex Shop (also known as Sex-Shop and Quello che gia conosci del sesso e non prendi piu sul serio), United Artists/New Line Cinema, 1972
  • L'oeuf (also known as The Egg), 1972
  • (With Jean-Louis Richard) Le male du siecle, AMLF, 1975
  • La premiere fois (also known as The First Time), Lira/GalaFilm Distributors, 1976, released in the United States by EDP, 1978
  • Un moment d'egarement (also known as A Summer Affair, One Wild Moment, and In a Wild Moment), Roissy/Gala Film Distributors, 1977
  • Je vous aime (also known as I Love You), AMLF, 1980
  • Le maitre d'ecole, 1981
  • (With Alain Page) Tchao, pantin! (also known as So Long, Stooge), Roissy/AMLF/European Classics/Nelson Entertainment, 1983
  • Scemo di guerra (also known as Le fou de guerre and Madman at War), 1985
  • (With Gerard Brach) Jean de Florette, Orion Classics, 1986
  • (With Brach) Manon des sources (also known as Manon of the Springs, Manon delle sorgenti, Manon des sources: Jean de Florette2e partie, and Jean de Florette II), Orion Classics, 1986
  • Uranus, AMLF, 1990
  • Germinal, AMLF, 1993
  • Lucie Aubrac, 1997
  • La debandade (also known as Hard Off), Pathe, 1999
  • Une femme de menage (adapted from the novel by Christian Oster; also known as A Housekeeper), Palm Pictures, 2002
  • Novels
  • The Two of Us, Morrow, 1968
  • Marry Me, Marry Me, Morrow, 1969

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals
    • Atlantic Monthly, May, 1994, p. 129
    • Variety, July 21, 1997, p. 5

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