Blier, Bertrand


Blier, Bertrand
(March 14, 1939, Boulogne-Billancourt, Hauts-de-Seine, France - )
   The son of actor Bernard Blier (1916-1989), he made his apprenticeship as a trainee assistant director (1959 Oh! Que Mambo / Il giovane leone, John Berry, France / Italy; Babette s'en va-t-en Guerre / USA: Babette Goes to War, Christian-Jaque; Maigret et l'Affaire Saint-Fiacre / Maigret e il caso Saint-Fiacre / UK and USA: Maigret and the St. Fiacre Case, Jean Delannoy, France / Italy; Rue des Prairies / Mio figlio / USA: Rue de Paris, France / Italy) and assistant director (1961 Arrêtez les Tambours! / USA: Women and War, Georges Lautner; Le Monocle noir / USA: The Black Monocle, Georges Lautner; 1962 En plein Cirage / Operazione Gold Ingot / USA: Operation Gold Ingot, Georges Lautner, France / Italy; Le Septième Juré / USA: The Seventh Juror, Georges Lautner; 1963 La vergine di Norimberga / La Vierge di Norimberga / UK: The Castle of Terror / USA: Horror Castle, Anthony M. Dawson = Antonio Margheriti, Italy / France). He also worked as a screenwriter (1971 Laisse aller . . . c'est une Valse / UK: Troubleshooters, also screenwriter, co-adapter, co-dialogist, France / Italy; 1983 Debout les Cr­abes, la Mer monte!, as author of original story, Jacques Grand-Jouan; 1994 Grosse Fatigue / UK and USA: Dead Tired, as author of original story, Michel Blanc; 2004 Pédale dure, as co-screenwriter, co-dialogist, Gabriel Aghion), played in Ma Vie est un Enfer (Josiane Balasko, 1991), and appeared as himself in documentaries shot for cinema (1992 Patrick Dewaere, Marc Esposito) and TV (1999 Un Siècle d'Ecrivains, episode Emile Cioran, Bernard Jourdain; 2002 Compositeurs / Réalisateurs, Dialogue impossible?, Vincent Perrot; 2003 Blier by Nice, Jean-Jacques Bernard; Patrick Dewaere, l'Enfant du siècle, Alexandre Moix; La Trilogie des "Monocle", David Mal­tese). He wrote novels (1973 Les Valseuses, Editions Robert Laffont; 1998 Beau-Père, Editions Robert Laf-font; 1999 Existe en blanc, Editions Robert Laffont) and a play (1997 Les Côtelettes, Editions Actes Sud).
 Filmography
1963 ◘ Hitler, connais pas! (also screenwriter)
        ◘ La Grimace (short; also screenwriter)
        ◘ Si j'étais un Espion / Breakdown / USA: If I Were a Spy (also co-screenwriter, co-adapter)
1974 ◘ Les Valseuses / UK: Getting It Up / Making It / USA: Going Places (also author of original novel, co-screenwriter, co-adapter, co-dialogist)
1976 ◘ Calmos / UK: Cool, Calm and Collected / USA:
        ◘ Femmes Fatales (also co-screenwriter, co-dialogist)
        ◘ Préparez vos Mouchoirs / UK: Get Your Handker­chiefs Ready / USA: Get Your Handkerchiefs (also screenwriter, dialogist; France / Canada)
        ◘ Buffet froid / UK and USA: Cold Cuts (also screenwriter, dialogist)
1981 ◘ Beau-Père / UK: Stepfather / USA: Beau Pere (also author of original novel, screenwriter, adapter, dialogist)
        ◘ La Femme de mon Pote / USA: My Best Friend's Girl (co-screenwriter, co-dialogist)
        ◘ Notre Histoire / UK: Our Story / USA: Separate
        ◘ Rooms (also screenwriter, dialogist)
1986 ◘ Tenue de Soirée / UK: Evening Dress / USA:
        ◘ Menage (also screenwriter, dialogist)
1989 ◘ Trop belle pour toi! / USA: Too Beautiful for You (also screenwriter, dialogist)
1991 ◘ Contre l'Oubli / Ecrire contre l'Oubli / Against
        ◘ Oblivion / Lest We Forget (documenary; segment "Pour Alirio de Crisanto Mederos, Vénézuela")
        ◘ Merci la Vie! / UK: Thank You, Life / Thanks for
        ◘ Life (also screenwriter, dialogist)
1993 ◘ Un, Deux, Trois, Soleil / UK and USA: I, 2, 3, Sun (also screenwriter, dialogist)
1996 ◘ Mon Homme / UK and USA: My Man (also screenwriter, dialogist)
2000 ◘ Les Acteurs (also screenwriter, dialogist, actor as himself)
2003 ◘ Les Côtelettes (also author of original play, screenwriter, adapter, dialogist)
2005 ◘ Combien tu m'aimes? / Per sesso o per amore? (also screenwriter, dialogist, actor; France / Italy)

Encyclopedia of French film directors . . 2011.

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