Olivier Assayas


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Olivier Assayas is a French film director, screenwriter and film critic. He is best know for his films Demonlover (2002), Something in the Air (2012), Clouds of Sils Maria (2014) and Personal Shopper (2016). Assayas is the son of French director/screenwriter Raymond Assayas, alias Jacques Rémy. His directorial debut was in the short film Copyright (... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 29 wins & 65 nominations. See more awards »

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 2019 Wasp Network (written by)
 2018 Non-Fiction
 2017/I Based on a True Story (screenplay)
 2016 Personal Shopper (written by)
 2014 Clouds of Sils Maria (written by)
 2012 Something in the Air (screenplay)
 2010 Carlos (TV Mini-Series) (written by - 3 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (2010) ... (written by)
- Episode #1.2 (2010) ... (written by)
- Première partie (2010) ... (written by)
 2008 Summer Hours (writer)
 2007 To Each His Own Cinema (segment "Recrudescence")
 2007 Boarding Gate (written by)
 2006 Metric (Video documentary) (idea)
 2006 Paris, je t'aime (segment "Quartier des Enfants Rouges")
 2004/I Clean (written by)
 2002 Demonlover (written by)
 1998 Alice and Martin (writer)
 1998 Late August, Early September (written by)
 1997 Cinéma, de notre temps (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- HHH - Un portrait de Hou Hsiao-Hsien (1997) ... (writer)
 1996 Irma Vep (written by)
 1994 Tous les garçons et les filles de leur âge... (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- La page blanche (1994) ... (writer)
 1994 Cold Water
 1993 A New Life (writer)
 1991 Paris Awakens
 1990 Lovely Child (writer)
 1989 Winter's Child (writer)
 1987 Avril brisé
 1986 Disorder (written by)
 1986 Scene of the Crime (written by)
 1986 L'unique
 1985 Passage secret (dialogue) / (scenario)
 1985 Rendez-vous (written by)
 1984 Étoiles et toiles (TV Series documentary) (interactive dialogue - 1 episode)
- Kim Basinger (1984) ... (interactive dialogue)
 1980 Scopitone (Short) (scenario and dialogue)
 1978 Nuit féline (Short)
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I am a fan of Michael Mann; he is one of the most inspired stylists in American cinema today, but it was all there from the start. In Thief (1981), his first feature, you have echoes of Jean-Pierre Melville (it goes full circle), a sharp eye for realism, but also profound human characters with precisely drawn relationships, and great acting. Mann's fascination with a geometrical modernity, even ... See more »

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