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Also Known As: Claude Langmann Died: January 12, 2009
Born: July 1, 1934 Cause of Death: neurological condition
Birth Place: Paris, FR Profession: producer, distributor, director, screenwriter, actor, furrier

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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).

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).

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DIRECTOR:

1.
  TrĂ©sor (2009)
3.
  Housekeeper, The (2002) Director
4.
  Debandade, La (2000) Director
5.
  Lucie Aubrac (1997) Director
6.
  Germinal (1993) Director
7.
  Uranus (1991) Director
8.
  Jean de Florette (1987) Director
9.
  Manon des sources (1987) Director
10.
  Tchao Pantin (1983) Director

CAST: (feature film)

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3.
 Who Knows? (2001) Autograph Librarian
4.
 Debandade, La (2000) Claude Langmann
5.
 The Universe of Jacques Demy (1995) Himself
6.
 Stan the Flasher (1990) Stan
7.
 Homme blesse, L' (1985) Client
8.
 Male du Siecle, Le (1975) Claude
9.
 Sex Shop, Le (1972) Claude
10.
 Marry Me! Marry Me! (1969) Claude Avram
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Began career as a stage actor; first film appearance (a bit) in Jacques Becker's short "Rue de l'Estrapade" (1953)
1953:
Feature acting debut, in Autant-Lara's "Le ble en herbe"
1963:
Short film directing debut (also producer), "Le poulet/The Chicken"
1963:
Made theatrical feature co-directing and writing debut with one episode of the omnibus film "Les baisers"/"Baisers de 16 ans"
1966:
Solo feature directing and co-writing debut, "Le vieil homme et l'enfant/The Old Man and the Child"
1968:
Formed Renn Productions; first film as producer, "Mazel Tov ou le mariage"
1971:
Sole film as producer apart from Renn Productions, Milos Forman's "Taking Off" (United States)
1973:
Began distributing films through own company, AMLF
1975:
Formed Renn Productions with brother-in-law Paul Rassam
1987:
Sold a 50 percent stake in Renn Productions to Jerome Seydoux and Chargeurs Group
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Notes

In 1999, a French court ruled Berri and his production company (Renn Prods.) guilty of wrongly accusing Rene Hardy of betraying Jean Moulin, a Resistance leader, as depicted in his film "Lucie Aubrac". The director was ordered to pay damages of 40,000 francs to Hardy's family. --From The Hollywood Reporter, June 4-6, 1999.

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wife:
Anne-Marie Rassam. Married c. 1965; divorced; born in Beirut, Lebanon.
companion:
Sylvie Gautrelet. Together from c. 1984.

Family close complete family listing

father:
Hirsch Langmann. Furrier. Polish.
sister:
Arlette Langmann. Film editor, scriptwriter. Edited or co-edited most of Maurice Pialat's films.
brother-in-law:
Jean-Pierre Rassam. Producer. Died in 1985.
brother-in-law:
Paul Rassam. Producer. Formed Renn Productions with Berri in 1975.
son:
Julien Berri. Actor, director. Born on June 14, 1968; mother, Anne-Marie Rassam; appeared in "La Reine Margot/Queen Margot".
son:
Thomas Berri. Actor. Born c. 1972; mother, Anne-Marie Rassam.
son:
Darius Berri. Born c. 1987; mother, Sylvie Gautrelet.
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