Marin Karmitz


Producer

About

Birth Place
Romania

Biography

In France from 1947, Karmitz entered the film industry as an assistant to directors such as Jean-Luc Godard and Agnes Varda before setting up MK Productions in 1963. He made his directorial debut in 1967 with "Sept jours ailleurs" and followed it, much affected by the events of May '68, with the militantly leftist, "Comrades" (1970) and "Blow for Blow" (1972). Subsequently ostracized by ...

Biography

In France from 1947, Karmitz entered the film industry as an assistant to directors such as Jean-Luc Godard and Agnes Varda before setting up MK Productions in 1963. He made his directorial debut in 1967 with "Sept jours ailleurs" and followed it, much affected by the events of May '68, with the militantly leftist, "Comrades" (1970) and "Blow for Blow" (1972).

Subsequently ostracized by the French film industry, Karmitz turned to exhibition and distribution, helping to promote works by young, unknown and/or otherwise marginalized directors including Wim Wenders and Marco Bellocchio. Under the MK2 banner, he has produced an impressive list of films, including Godard's "Every Man for Himself" (1980), Louis Malle's "Au Revoir, les enfants" (1987), and a series of features by Claude Chabrol which revitalized the director's career.

Filmography

 

Director (Feature Film)

Coup Pour Coup (1972)
Director
Cleo From 5 to 7 (1962)
Assistant Director

Producer (Feature Film)

Like Someone in Love (2012)
Producer
Something in the Air (2012)
Producer
Something in the Air (2012)
Associate Producer
Black Venus (2010)
Producer
Certified Copy (2010)
Producer
La Veritable Histoire Du Chat Botte (2009)
Producer
Zion and His Brother (2009)
Coproducer
Rumba (2008)
Producer
Summer Hours (2008)
Producer
Paranoid Park (2007)
Producer
Un Homme Perdu (2007)
Producer
Conte de cinema (2005)
Producer
10 on Ten (2005)
Producer
Woman is the Future of Man (2004)
Executive Producer
L' apres-midi de Monsieur Andesmas (2004)
Producer
Mon Ange (2004)
Producer
Five Dedicated to Ozu (2004)
Producer
The Flower of Evil (2003)
Producer
Apartment No. 5c (2002)
Producer
Ten (2002)
Producer
The Piano Teacher (2001)
Producer ("Presents")
ABC Africa (2001)
Producer
Cours toujours (2000)
Producer
Signs & Wonders (2000)
Producer
Merci Pour le Chocolat (2000)
Producer
Code Unknown (2000)
Producer
The Wind Will Carry Us (1999)
Producer
The Colour of Lies (1999)
Producer
Poulet au Vinaigre (1999)
Producer
Petits Freres (1999)
Producer
The Apple (1998)
Producer
Next Stop Paradise (1998)
Producer
Claire Dolan (1998)
Producer ("Presents")
The Silence (1998)
Producer
The Swindle (1997)
Executive Producer
Louis and Frank (1997)
Producer
Deep Crimson (1996)
Co-Producer
Too Late (1996)
Producer
Chamane (1996)
Producer
Mayday (1995)
Producer
La Ceremonie (1995)
Producer
Red (1994)
Producer
White (1994)
Funding; Producer
L' Enfer (1994)
Producer
Mazeppa (1993)
Producer
Blue (1993)
Producer
Betty (1992)
Producer
Rei Dom Ou La Legende Des Kreuls (1991)
Producer
Madame Bovary (1991)
Producer
Taxi Blues (1990)
Producer
Korczak (1990)
Coproducer
I Want to Go Back Home (1989)
Producer
Life Is a Long Quiet River (1989)
Producer
Story of Women (1988)
Producer
La Loi Sauvage (1987)
Producer
Masques (1987)
Producer
La Vallee fantome (1987)
Executive Producer
Au Revoir, Les Enfants (1987)
Coproducer
Good Morning Babylon (1987)
Co-Producer (France)
Melo (1986)
Producer
O Melissokomos (1986)
Producer
La Storia (1986)
Producer
Opera do Malandro (1986)
Producer
Fatherland (1986)
Co-Producer
La Tentation d'Isabelle (1985)
Executive Producer
Vagabond (1985)
Producer
No Man's Land (1985)
Producer
Kaos (1984)
Producer
La Java des ombres (1983)
Executive Producer
Le Bon Plaisir (1983)
Producer
Autour du Mur (1983)
Producer
Le Mur (1983)
Producer
Mourir a Trente Ans (1982)
Producer
Simone de Beauvoir (1982)
Producer
Looks and Smiles (1981)
Producer
The Night of San Lorenzo (1981)
Producer
L' Ombre Rouge (1981)
Producer
Every Man For Himself (1980)
Associate Producer
Salto Nel Vuoto (1980)
Producer
L' Amour viole (1978)
Producer
Viva Portugal (1976)
Producer
Voyage en grande Tartarie (1973)
Producer

Life Events

1947

Immigrated to Nice, France

1963

Formed MK Productions

1967

Feature directing debut, "Sept jours ailleurs"

1989

Formed MK2 Productions USA

Videos

Movie Clip

Red (1994) - I Don't Have A Daughter With the dog she's just hit in the back of her car, Valentine (Irene Jacob) arrives at the home of Judge Kern (Jean-Louis Trintignant, his first scene), who can't be bothered, in Krzysztof Kieslowski's Red, 1994.
Au Revoir, Les Enfants (1987) - We're Not Sissies First night back from holiday at a Paris-area boarding school, 1944, Julien (Gasparde Manesse) and friends introduced by Father Jean (Philippe Morier-Genoud) to new student Jean (Raphael Fejto), in Louis Malle's Au Revoir, Les Enfants, 1987.
Au Revoir, Les Enfants (1987) - First Prize In Arithmetic At a boarding school in Nazi-occuipied France, 1944, after mail call, Julien (Gaspard Manesse) in the dorm reading his mother's letter, discovers the real Jewish last-name of his new friend Jean (Raphael Fejto), in Louis Malle's Au Revoir, Les Enfants, 1987.
Red (1994) - I'll Get Back To You Opening with credits and fancy trans-Atlantic cable video, and introducing heroine Valentine (Irene Jacob), from Red, 1994, the third film in direct Krzysztof Kieslowski's "Trois Couleurs" trilogy.
Red (1994) - Think Of Something Awful Several moments in the daily life of model Valentine (Irene Jacob), early in Red, 1994, the third film in director Krzysztof Kieslowski's acclaimed "Trois Couleurs" trilogy.
Story Of Women (1989) - I Need To Have Fun Following the opening credits, Cherbourg, occupied France, 1943, Marie-Louise (Isabelle Huppert) returns home with her children, meeting friend Ginette (Marie Bunel) on the stairs and later friend Rachel (Myriam David) on the town, in director Claude Chabrol's fact-based Story Of Women, 1989.
Story Of Women (1989) - She's Never Been Jewish In occupied France, 1943, Marie (Isabelle Huppert) learns that one friend has been taken by the Nazis, hears from another (Marie Bunel) that their attempted at-home abortion may have failed, then consoles her son (Guillame Foutrier), in Claude Chabrol's true story, Story Of Women, 1989.
Au Revoir, Les Enfants (1987) - Turns Your Brains To Mush Secretly Jewish new kid Jean (Raphael Fejto) outstanding in math class, interrupted by an Allied air raid on Nazi-occupied Paris, getting paired with new friend and rival Julien (Gaspard Manesse) in the shelter, in Louis Malle's Au Revoir, Les Enfants, 1987.
Story Of Women (1989) - No More Than The French Cherbourg, Normandy, France, 1943, housewife Jean-Marie Giraud (Isabelle Huppert) at the beauty parlor meets hooker Lucie (Marie Trintignant), early in Claude Chabrol's celebrated historical drama, Story Of Women, 1989.

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