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Fort Saganne
FORT SAGANNE is a 1984 French war film directed by Alain Corneau and starring Gérard Depardieu , Philippe Noiret , Catherine Deneuve
Catherine Deneuve
, and Sophie Marceau . Based on the 1980 novel of the same name by Louis Gardel , the film is about a soldier of humble beginnings who volunteers for service in the Sahara in 1911. After falling in love with the beautiful young daughter of the regional administrator, he is ordered to go on missions in the desert, where he engages in several successful campaigns and experiences severe loneliness. Later, while on a diplomatic mission to Paris, he has a brief affair with a journalist. Returning to Africa, he leads a gallant defense against a feared sultan and is awarded the Grand Cross of the Legion of Honour. He returns to his home a national hero and marries the young girl he's not forgotten, but their happiness is interrupted by the onset of World War I
World War I
. Fort Saganne
Fort Saganne
was screened out of competition at the 1984 Cannes Film Festival . At the time of its production, Fort Saganne
Fort Saganne
was France's biggest-budget film. The film earned 2,157,767 admissions in France
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Alain Corneau
ALAIN CORNEAU (7 August 1943 – 30 August 2010) was a French film director and writer. Corneau was born in Meung-sur-Loire , Loiret . Originally a musician, he worked with Costa-Gavras as an assistant, which was also his first opportunity to work with the actor Yves Montand
Yves Montand
, with whom he would collaborate three times later in his career, including Police Python 357 (1976) and La Menace (1977). He directed Gérard Depardieu
Gérard Depardieu
in the screen adaptation of Tous les matins du monde in 1991. Corneau died in Paris
Paris
on 30 August 2010 from cancer , aged 67 and was interred at Père Lachaise Cemetery . FILMOGRAPHY * France, Inc. (1973) * Police Python 357 (1976) * La Menace (1977) * Série noire (1979) * Choice of Arms
Choice of Arms
(1981) * Fort Saganne
Fort Saganne
(1984) * Le Môme (fr) (1986) * Nocturne Indien (1989) * Tous les Matins du Monde (1991) * New World (1995) * Le cousin (1997) * Le prince du Pacifique (2000) * Stupeur et Tremblements (2003) * Le Deuxième souffle (2007)* Love Crime (2010) * Passion (2012, directed by Brian De Palma , remake of Love Crime)REFERENCES * ^ Martin, Douglas (30 August 2010). "Alain Corneau, César-Winning Film Director, Dies at 67"
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Samuel Bronston
SAMUEL BRONSTON (Samuel Bronshtein, March 26, 1908, Bessarabia – January 12, 1994, Sacramento, California ) was a Bessarabian -born American film producer, film director, and a nephew of socialist revolutionary figure, Leon Trotsky . He was also the petitioner in a U.S. Supreme Court case that set a major precedent for perjury prosecutions when it overturned his conviction. Bronston was born in Kishinev , Bessarabia , Russian Empire (present day Moldova ) and educated at the Sorbonne . He worked for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer 's French unit in Paris before setting up as an independent film producer by the 1940s. His first film for his new production company, Samuel Bronston Productions , was Jack London , (1943) followed by a series of epic films: John Paul Jones (1959), King of Kings (1961), El Cid (1961), 55 Days at Peking (1963) and The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964). In 1962, he was awarded a Special Merit Golden Globe Award for El Cid. He was a pioneer in the practice of locating epic-scale productions in Spain to reduce the massive costs involved. The success of his films inspired him to help build gigantic studios in Las Rozas near Madrid . Bronston frequently worked with a regular team of creative artists: the director Anthony Mann , the screenwriters Philip Yordan and Jesse Lasky Jr
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Albina Du Boisrouvray
COUNTESS ALBINA DU BOISROUVRAY (born 1941) is a former journalist and film producer who has become a global philanthropist and social entrepreneur working with AIDS victims and impoverished communities around the world. She is the founder of FXB International , a non-governmental organization established in memory of her son, François-Xavier Bagnoud. Du Boisrouvray is the grandchild of the Bolivian King of Tin, Simón Patiño . She is the cousin of Prince Rainier of Monaco and godmother to Charlotte Casiraghi
Charlotte Casiraghi
, daughter of Princess Caroline of Monaco . CONTENTS * 1 Early life and education * 2 Career * 2.1 FXB International * 3 Awards and recognition * 4 Personal life * 5 References * 6 External links EARLY LIFE AND EDUCATIONShe is the daughter of Count Guy de Jacquelot du Boisrouvray (died 1980) and Luz Mila Patiño Rodríguez. Her paternal grandmother was born countess Joséphine Marie Louise de Polignac , sister of Prince Pierre, Duke of Valentinois , the maternal grandfather of Rainier III, Prince of Monaco . Her maternal grandfather was Simón Patiño , one of the wealthiest men in the world at the time of her birth. Her father was part of the Free French movement and her family left the country while she was an infant. Du Boisrouvray grew up in New York City and lived at the Plaza Hotel
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Louis Gardel
LOUIS GARDEL is a notable French novelist, screenwriter , and publisher, born in Algiers in 1939. He is also publishing director of Éditions du Seuil and a permanent member of the Prix Renaudot jury. CONTENTS * 1 Bibliography * 2 Screenplays * 3 Notes and references * 4 External links BIBLIOGRAPHY * L'Été fracassé (1973) * Couteau de chaleur (1976) * Fort Saganne
Fort Saganne
(1980) (Winner: Grand Prix du roman de l\'Académie française 1980) * Le Beau Rôle (1986) * Notre homme (1987) * Dar baroud (1993) * L’Aurore des bien-aimés (1997) * Grand Seigneur (1999) * La Baie d'Alger (2007)SCREENPLAYS * Radetzky March (film) (1965) Director: Michael Kehlmann
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Henri De Turenne (writer)
HENRI DE TURENNE (19 November 1921 – 23 August 2016) is a French journalist and screenwriter. He was born in Tours . The son of Armand de Turenne , a World War I
World War I
flying ace , he was raised in Germany and French Algeria , both countries becoming central creative themes in his adult work. After the Second World War , de Turenne worked as a journalist for Agence France-Presse , Le Figaro , France Soir
France Soir
, and ORTF , reporting from Allied-occupied Germany , covering the Korean War and the Algerian War , and, in 1952, winning the Prix Albert Londres . Since the mid-1960s, he worked primarily in television, notably on the French Grandes Batailles series for Pathé , making over a hundred documentaries. He won an Emmy
Emmy
in 1982 for a documentary on the Vietnam War . His fictional works include Les Alsaciens ou les deux Mathilde (1996), made for Arte
Arte
, for which he shared a 7 d\'Or with Michel Deutsch
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Gérard Depardieu
GéRARD XAVIER MARCEL DEPARDIEU (French: ( listen ); born 27 December 1948) is a French actor, filmmaker, businessman and vineyard owner. He is one of the most prolific character actors in film history, having completed approximately 170 films since 1967. He received critical acclaim for his performances in The Last Metro (1980), for which he won the César Award for Best Actor , in Police (1985), for which he won the Venice Film Festival
Venice Film Festival
Award for Best Actor, Jean de Florette
Jean de Florette
(1986), and Cyrano de Bergerac (1990), winning the Cannes Film Festival for Best Actor , his second César Award
César Award
for Best Actor , and his first Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. He co-starred in Peter Weir 's comedy Green Card (1990), winning a Golden Globe Award and later acted in many big budget Hollywood
Hollywood
movies including Ridley Scott 's 1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992), Kenneth Branagh 's Hamlet (1996), Randall Wallace 's The Man in the Iron Mask (1998), and Ang Lee
Ang Lee
's Life of Pi (2012). He is a Chevalier of the Légion d\'honneur and Chevalier of the Ordre national du Mérite
Ordre national du Mérite

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Philippe Noiret
BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE 1990 Nuovo cinema Paradiso BEST ACTOR 1976 Le Vieux fusil 1990 La Vie et rien d\'autre ' PHILIPPE NOIRET (French pronunciation: ​ ; 1 October 1930 – 23 November 2006) was a French film actor . CONTENTS * 1 Life and career * 2 Awards * 3 Selected filmography * 4 References * 5 External links LIFE AND CAREERNoiret was born in Lille
Lille
, France
France
, the son of Lucy (Heirman) and Pierre Noiret, a clothing company representative. He was an indifferent scholar and attended several prestigious Paris schools, including the Lycée Janson de Sailly . He failed several times to pass his baccalauréat exams, so he decided to study theater. He trained at the Centre Dramatique de l'Ouest and toured with the Théâtre National Populaire for seven years, where he met Monique Chaumette , whom he married in 1962. During that time he developed a career as a nightclub comedian in a duo act with Jean-Pierre Darras , in which he played Louis XIV in an extravagant wig opposite Darras as the dramatist Jean Racine
Jean Racine
. In these roles they satirized the politics of Charles de Gaulle , Michel Debré
Michel Debré
and André Malraux . Noiret's screen debut (1949) was an uncredited role in Gigi
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Catherine Deneuve
CATHERINE DENEUVE (French: ; born 22 October 1943) is a French actress as well as an occasional singer, model and producer. She gained recognition for her portrayal of aloof, mysterious beauties for various directors, including Luis Buñuel , Francois Truffaut and Roman Polanski
Roman Polanski
. In 1985, she succeeded Mireille Mathieu as the official face of Marianne
Marianne
, France's national symbol of liberty. A 14-time César Award nominee, she won for her performances in Truffaut's The Last Metro (1980) and Régis Wargnier 's Indochine (1992). She is also noted for her support for a variety of liberal causes . Deneuve made her film debut in 1957 and first came to prominence in Jacques Demy
Jacques Demy
's 1964 musical The Umbrellas of Cherbourg , before going on to star for Polanski in Repulsion (1965) and for Buñuel in Belle de Jour (1967) and Tristana (1970). She was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actress for Belle de Jour, and the Academy Award for Best Actress for Indochine. She also won the 1998 Volpi Cup for Best Actress at the Venice Film Festival for Place Vendôme . Other films include Mississippi Mermaid (1969), Scene of the Crime (1986), My Favourite Season (1993), 8 Women (2002), and Potiche (2010)
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Sophie Marceau
SOPHIE MARCEAU (French pronunciation: ​ ; born SOPHIE DANIèLE SYLVIE MAUPU; 17 November 1966) is a French actress, director, screenwriter, and author. As a teenager, Marceau achieved popularity with her debut films La Boum (1980) and La Boum 2 (1982), receiving a César Award for Most Promising Actress . She became a film star in Europe with a string of successful films, including L\'Étudiante (1988), Pacific Palisades (1990), Fanfan (1993), and Revenge of the Musketeers (1994). Marceau became an international film star with her performances in Braveheart (1995), Firelight (1997), and the 19th James Bond film The World Is Not Enough (1999). CONTENTS * 1 Early life * 2 Film career * 3 Author and director * 4 Personal life * 5 Honours and awards * 6 Filmography * 6.1 Actress * 6.2 Writer and director * 7 References * 8 Further reading * 9 External links EARLY LIFEMarceau was born 17 November 1966 in Paris, the second child of Simone (née Morisset), a shop assistant (d. 2016 ), and Benoît Maupu, a truck driver. Her parents divorced when she was nine years old. FILM CAREERIn February 1980, Marceau and her mother came across a model agency looking for teenagers. Marceau had photos taken at the agency, but did not think anything would come of it
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Philippe Sarde
PHILIPPE SARDE (born 21 June 1948) is a French film composer. Considered among the most versatile and talented French film composers of his generation, Sarde has scored over two hundred films, film shorts, and television mini-series. He received an Academy Award nomination for Tess (1979), and twelve César Award
César Award
nominations, winning for Barocco (1976) and The Judge and the Assassin (1976). In 1993, Sarde received the Joseph Plateau Music Award . CONTENTS * 1 Life and career * 2 Selected filmography * 3 Awards and nominations * 4 References * 5 External links LIFE AND CAREER Philippe Sarde was born 21 June 1948 in Neuilly-sur-Seine , Hauts-de-Seine , Île-de-France, France. His mother, Andrée Gabriel, was a singer in the Paris Opera. Through his mother's encouragement, he became interested in music from the early age of three. When he was four years old, he conducted a brief section of Carmen at the Paris Opera. At the age of five, he began experimenting with sound recording and made his first short films. Sarde loved both music and film, and had trouble deciding on his career direction. Sarde entered the Paris Conservatory, where he studied harmony, counterpoint, fugue, and composition under Noël Gallon
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Robert Lawrence (film Editor)
ROBERT LAWRENCE (November 9, 1913 – September 19, 2004) was a Canadian film editor who was nominated at the 33rd Academy Awards in the category of Best Film Editing for the film Spartacus . FILMOGRAPHY * Stalag 17 (1953) (assistant editor) (uncredited) * Man of Conflict (1953) * Giant (1956) (uncredited) * Hot Rod Rumble (1957) (associate editor) * Anna Lucasta (1959) (uncredited) * City of Fear (1959) * Day of the Outlaw (1959) * Tokyo After Dark (1959) * Spartacus (1960) * El Cid (1961) * 55 Days at Peking
55 Days at Peking
(1963) * A Carol for Another Christmas (1964) * The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964) * Is Paris Burning?
Is Paris Burning?
(1966) * Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell (1968) (editorial supervisor) * Uptight (1968) * Loving (1970) * Promise at Dawn
Promise at Dawn
(1970) * Fiddler on the Roof (1971) * Up the Sandbox
Up the Sandbox
(1972) * S*P*Y*S
S*P*Y*S
(1974) * Whiffs (1975) * I Will, I Will..
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War Film
WAR FILM is a film genre concerned with warfare , typically about naval , air , or land battles, with combat scenes central to the drama. It has been strongly associated with the 20th century. The fateful nature of battle scenes means that war films often end with them. Themes explored include combat, survival and escape, sacrifice, the futility and inhumanity of battle, the effects of war on society, and the moral and human issues raised by war. War
War
films are often categorized by their milieu, such as the Korean War; the most popular subject is the Second World War
War
. The stories told may be fiction , historical drama , or biographical . Critics have noted similarities between the Western and the war film. Nations such as China, Indonesia, Japan, and Russia have their own traditions of war film, centred on their own revolutionary wars but taking varied forms, from action and historical drama to wartime romance. Subgenres, not necessarily distinct, include anti-war , comedy, animated , propaganda , and documentary. There are similarly subgenres of the war film in specific theatres such as the western desert (North Africa), the Pacific in the Second World War, or Vietnam ; and films set in specific domains of war, such as the infantry, the air, at sea, in submarines , or at prisoner of war camps
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World War I
Allied victory (exception: Russian defeat) * Fall of the German , Russian , Ottoman , and Austro-Hungarian empires * Russian Civil War and foundation of Soviet Union * Formation of new countries in Europe and the Middle East * Transfer of German colonies and regions of the former Ottoman Empire to other powers * Establishment of the League of Nations . (more... ) BELLIGERENTSALLIED POWERS France British Empire Russia (until 1917) Serbia Montenegro Belgium Japan Italy (1915–18) Portugal (1916–18) Romania (1916–18) Hejaz (1916–18) United States (1917–18) Greece (1917–18) Siam (1917–18) ..._and others_ CENTRAL POWERS German Empire Austria-Hungary Ottoman Empire Bulgaria (1915–18) ..._and co-belligerents_ COMMANDERS AND LEADERSALLIED LEADERS Georges Clemenceau Raymond Poincaré H. H
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1984 Cannes Film Festival
The 37TH CANNES FILM FESTIVAL was held from 11 to 23 May 1984 . The Palme d\'Or went to the Paris, Texas by Wim Wenders . The festival opened with Fort Saganne
Fort Saganne
, directed by Alain Corneau and closed with The Bounty , directed by Roger Donaldson . During this festival, a private group, under the patronage of the festival's authorities held a side event presenting film trailers. A French jury, presided by Saul Bass , awarded its Grand Prize to the trailer for Flashdance
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César Awards
The CéSAR AWARD is the national film award of France
France
. It is delivered in the Nuit des César ceremony and was first awarded in 1976. The nominations are selected by the members of twelve categories of filmmaking professionals and supported by the French Ministry of Culture . The nationally televised award ceremony is held in the Théâtre du Châtelet
Théâtre du Châtelet
in Paris each year in February. It is an initiative from the Académie des Arts et Techniques du Cinéma which was founded in 1975. The César Award is considered the highest film honor in France, the French film industry's equivalent to the Molière Award for theatre, and the Victoires de la Musique for music. In cinema, it is the French equivalent of the Academy Award