Schroeder, Barbet

Schroeder, Barbet
(August 26, 1941, Tehran, Iran-)
   The son of a Swiss geologist father who was on as­signment in Iran when he was born and a German physician mother, he grew up in Central Africa and, from the ages of seven to eleven, in Colombia, where he witnessed the bloody civil war that ravaged the country from 1948 to 1957. In 1952, he settled in Paris. Having graduated with a bachelor's degree in philosophy, he began as a film critic publishing reviews in Les Cahiers du Cinéma and L'Air du Temps. He made his film debut as an assistant to Jean-Luc Godard (1963 Les Carabiniers / UK: The Soldiers / USA: The Rifle­men, also actor, France / Italy). In 1962, he co-founded with Eric Rohmer a production company, Les Films du Losange. Credits (as producer): 1963 Méditerranée (documentary, medium-length, Jean-Daniel Pollet); La Carrière de Suzanne / UK and USA: Suzanne's Career (medium-length, as delegate producer, also assistant director, Eric Rohmer); La Boulangère de Monceau / UK and USA: The Baker of Monceau / The Baker's Girl of Monceau / The Girl at the Monceau Bakery (short, as del­egate producer, also actor, Eric Rohmer); 1964 Nadja à Paris / USA: Nadja in Paris (Eric Rohmer); 1965 Paris vu par . . . / UK and USA: Six in Paris, six segments: "Rue Saint-Denis", Jean-Daniel Pollet; "Gare du Nord", also actor; "Saint-Germain-des-Prés", Jean Douchet; "Place de l'Etoile", Eric Rohmer; "Montparnasse-Levallois", Jean-Luc Godard; "La Muette", Claude Chabrol); 1966 Une Etudiante d'aujourd'hui (short, Eric Rohmer); 1967 Fermière à Montfaucon (TV, Eric Rohmer); La Collection­neuse / UK and USA: The Collector (Eric Rohmer); 1969 Ma Nuit chez Maud / UK: My Night with Maud / USA: My Night at Maud's (Eric Rohmer); 1970 Le Genou de Claire / USA: Claire's Knee (Eric Rohmer); 1972 L'Amour l'Après-Midi / UK: Love in the Afternoon / USA: Chloe in the Afternoon (Eric Rohmer); 1974 Céline et Julie vont en Bateau / USA: Celine and Julie Go Boating (also actor, Jacques Rivette); 1976 Die Marquise von O ... / La Marquise d'O / UK and USA: The Marquise of O (Eric Rohmer, West Germany / France); Chinesisches Rou­lette / Roulette chinoise / USA: Chinese Roulette (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, West Germany / France); 1978 Perceval le Gallois / Il fuorilegge / Perceval (Eric Rohmer, France / Italy); 1981 Le Pont du Nord (Jacques Rivette); 1995 Never Talk to Strangers / L'Inconnu / Spiel mit dem Feuer (as executive producer, Peter Hall, USA / Canada / Germany); 1998 Shattered Image (Raoul Ruiz, UK / Canada). He also played small parts in several movies (1971 Out 1: Noli me tangere / Out 1, Jacques Rivette; 1974 Out 1: Spectre, shortened version of Out 1: Noli me tangere, Jacques Rivette, shot in 1970; 1979 Roberte, Pierre Zucca, shot in 1977; La Mémoire courte, Edu-ardo de Gregorio; 1983 Mauvaise Conduite, documentary, Nestor Almendros, Orlando Jiménez Leal; 1984 L'Amour par Terre / USA: Love on the Ground, Jacques Rivette; 1985 Cinématon, documentary, short, as him­self, Gérard Courant; 1990 The Golden Boat, Raoul Ruiz, Belgium / USA; 1994 La Reine Margot / La regina Margot / Die Bartholomausnacht / USA: Queen Margot, Patrice Chéreau, France / Italy / West Germany; Bev­erly Hills Cop II, John Landis, USA; 1996 Mars Attacks!, Tim Burton, USA; 2004 Ne fais pas ça!, Luc Bondy; La desazon suprema: Retrato de Fernando Vallejo, documentary, as himself, Luis Ospina, Colombia; Bukowski: Born into This, documentary, as himself, John Dullaghan, USA; 2005 Une Aventure, Xavier Giannoli; 2006 Paris, je t'aime, segment "Porte de Choisy", Christopher Doyle, France / Liechtenstein / Switzerland; 2007 Ne touchez pas à la Hache / Non toccata la scure / UK and USA: Don't Touch the Axe, Jacques Rivette, France / Italy; The Darjeeling Limited, Wes Anderson, USA).
1969 ◘ More / More—Mehr, immer mehr / Gier nach Lust (also story, co-screenwriter, co-dialogist; France / West Germany / Luxembourg)
1971 ◘ Sing Sing (documentary; short)
        ◘ Maquillages (documentary; short)
        ◘ Le Cochon aux Patates douces (documentary; short)
        ◘ Le Repas rituel (Le Rituel du Cochon) (documentary; short; also screenwriter)
1972 ◘ La Vallée / UK and USA: The Valley (also screen-writer, co-dialogist)
1974 ◘ Général Idi Amin Dada, Autoportrait / UK: General Amin / USA: General Idi Amin Dada / General Idi
        ◘ Amin Dada: A Self Portrait (documentary; also screenwriter)
1976 ◘ Maîtresse / UK and USA: Mistress (also co-screenwriter, co-dialogist)
1978 ◘ Koko, le Gorille qui parle / USA: Koko, a Talking Gorilla (documentary; also associate producer)
        ◘ Tricheurs / Die Spieler / Os Batoteiros / UK: Cheaters / USA: Youthful Sinners (also co-screenwriter, co-adapter, co-dialogist; France / West Germany / Portugal)
        ◘ The Charles Bukowski Tapes (50 X 4'; also editor; USA; shot in 1982)
1987 ◘ Barfly (also producer; USA)
1990 ◘ Reversal of Fortune (USA / Japan / UK)
1992 ◘ Single White Female (also producer; USA)
        ◘ Kiss of Death (also producer; USA)
        ◘ Before and After (also producer; USA)
1998 ◘ Desperate Measures (also producer; USA; shot in 1996)
2000 ◘ La Vierge des Tueurs / La virgen de los sicarios / UK and USA: Our Lady of the Assassins (also producer, actor; France / Spain / Colombia)
2002 ◘ Murder By Numbers (also producer; USA)
        ◘ L'Avocat de la Terreur / USA: Terror's Advocate (documentary)
        ◘ Inju (also co-screenwriter, co-adapter)

Encyclopedia of French film directors . . 2011.

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