Frédéric Auburtin

Frédéric Auburtin (born 4 June 1962) is a French director, writer, actor and producer. Frédéric Auburtin was born and grew up in Marseille, where he studied music (piano, drums) and literature before turning to the cinema in the early 80s. He made his debut as an assistant director in the film Rouge midi, directed by Robert Guédiguian. In the 80s and 90s he worked as an assistant director in several movies and with several directors, including Maurice Pialat (Under the Sun of Satan), Luigi Comencini (La Bohème), Richard Heffron (La Révolution française), Bertrand Blier (Merci la vie), Jean-Jacques Annaud (The Lover), Claude Berri (Germinal and Lucie Aubrac), Jean-Paul Rappeneau (The Horseman on the Roof) and Randall Wallace (The Man in the Iron Mask). In 1999, he debuted as a director, co-directing Un pont entre deux rives with Gérard Depardieu, for which he also composed the soundtrack. During the 2000s he keep directing mostly for television, but also directed movies, including San-Antonio (2004) and Envoyés très spéciaux (2009). In 2006, he co-directed (again with Depardieu) the segment "Quartier Latin", written and starred by Gena Rowlands with Ben Gazzara and Gérard Depardieu, in the highly acclaimed movie Paris, je t'aime. In 2014, he became widely known for directing the infamous movie United Passions. The film recounts the origins of the world-governing body of association football, Fédération Internationale de Football Association, and was ninety-percent ...

Paris, Je T'Aime (2006)

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Olivier Assayas, Gus Van Sant, Wes Craven and Alfonso Cuaron are among the 20 distinguished directors who contribute to this collection of 18 stories, each exploring a different aspect of Parisian life. The colourful characters in this drama include a pair of mimes ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gérard Depardieu  •  Joel Coen  •  Ethan Coen  •  Wes Craven  •  Alfonso Cuarón  •  Alexander Payne  •  Tom Tykwer  •  Sylvain Chomet  •  Gus Van Sant  •  Vincenzo Natali  •  Richard LaGravenese  •  Isabel Coixet  •  Olivier Assayas  •  Walter Salles  •  Bruno Podalydès  •  Oliver Schmitz  •  Gurinder Chadha  •  Nobuhiro Suwa  •  Daniela Thomas  •  Frédéric Auburtin  •  Christopher Doyle
CAST:  Steve Buscemi  •  Axel Kiener  •  Julie Bataille  •  Bruno Podalydès

Olivier Assayas, Gus Van Sant, Wes Craven and Alfonso Cuaron are among the 20 distinguished directors who contribute to this collection of 18 stories, each exploring a different aspect of Parisian life. The colourful characters in this drama include a pair of mimes ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gérard Depardieu  •  Joel Coen  •  Ethan Coen  •  Wes Craven  •  Alfonso Cuarón  •  Alexander Payne  •  Tom Tykwer  •  Sylvain Chomet  •  Gus Van Sant  •  Vincenzo Natali  •  Richard LaGravenese  •  Isabel Coixet  •  Olivier Assayas  •  Walter Salles  •  Bruno Podalydès  •  Oliver Schmitz  •  Gurinder Chadha  •  Nobuhiro Suwa  •  Daniela Thomas  •  Frédéric Auburtin  •  Christopher Doyle
CAST:  Steve Buscemi  •  Axel Kiener  •  Julie Bataille  •  Bruno Podalydès

San Antonio (2004)

While a terrorist epidemy strikes the world leaders, the commissaire San-Antonio and his partner, the lieutenant Bérurier, have to escort the French ambassador in a British hotel. But after a negligence of Bérurier (one more little sex affair...), San-Antonio ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frédéric Auburtin
CAST:  Gérard Lanvin  •  Gérard Depardieu  •  Barbara Schulz  •  Luis Rego

While a terrorist epidemy strikes the world leaders, the commissaire San-Antonio and his partner, the lieutenant Bérurier, have to escort the French ambassador in a British hotel. But after a negligence of Bérurier (one more little sex affair...), San-Antonio ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frédéric Auburtin
CAST:  Gérard Lanvin  •  Gérard Depardieu  •  Barbara Schulz  •  Luis Rego

United Passions (2014)

An epic, untold story that brings to life the inspiring saga of the World Cup and the three determined men who created it. Driven by their vision and passion, three men, overcame their doubts and fought obstacles and scandals to make the World Cup a reality. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frédéric Auburtin
CAST:  Tim Roth  •  Sam Neill  •  Thomas Kretschmann  •  Gérard Depardieu

An epic, untold story that brings to life the inspiring saga of the World Cup and the three determined men who created it. Driven by their vision and passion, three men, overcame their doubts and fought obstacles and scandals to make the World Cup a reality. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frédéric Auburtin
CAST:  Tim Roth  •  Sam Neill  •  Thomas Kretschmann  •  Gérard Depardieu

The Bridge (1999)

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Actor Gerard Depardieu co-directed this drama about a married woman who falls in love with another man. Mina is a movie buff with a husband, Georges, who's out of work, and a 15-year-old son, Tommy. While Mina works part-time as a domestic for Claire Daboval, the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gérard Depardieu  •  Frédéric Auburtin
CAST:  Carole Bouquet  •  Gérard Depardieu  •  Charles Berling  •  Stanislas Forlani

Actor Gerard Depardieu co-directed this drama about a married woman who falls in love with another man. Mina is a movie buff with a husband, Georges, who's out of work, and a 15-year-old son, Tommy. While Mina works part-time as a domestic for Claire Daboval, the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gérard Depardieu  •  Frédéric Auburtin
CAST:  Carole Bouquet  •  Gérard Depardieu  •  Charles Berling  •  Stanislas Forlani

The Lover (1992)

A poor French teenage girl engages in an illicit affair with a wealthy Chinese heir in 1920s Saigon. For the first time in her young life she has control, and she wields it deftly over her besotted lover throughout a series of clandestine meetings and torrid encounters.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-Jacques Annaud
CAST:  Jane March  •  Tony Leung Ka-fai  •  Frédérique Meininger  •  Arnaud Giovaninetti

A poor French teenage girl engages in an illicit affair with a wealthy Chinese heir in 1920s Saigon. For the first time in her young life she has control, and she wields it deftly over her besotted lover throughout a series of clandestine meetings and torrid encounters.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-Jacques Annaud
CAST:  Jane March  •  Tony Leung Ka-fai  •  Frédérique Meininger  •  Arnaud Giovaninetti

Special Correspondents (2009)

R2I, a famous news radio station, sends its best reporting duo to Iraq: Frank, journalist, and Poussin, sound engineer. Very quickly, millions of listeners follow their highly documented stories, reflecting the hot intensity of the fighting and the difficult ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frédéric Auburtin
CAST:  Gérard Lanvin  •  Gérard Jugnot  •  Omar Sy  •  Anne Marivin

R2I, a famous news radio station, sends its best reporting duo to Iraq: Frank, journalist, and Poussin, sound engineer. Very quickly, millions of listeners follow their highly documented stories, reflecting the hot intensity of the fighting and the difficult ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frédéric Auburtin
CAST:  Gérard Lanvin  •  Gérard Jugnot  •  Omar Sy  •  Anne Marivin

La vie à une (2008)

When she asks for a divorce, Elisa knows she's losing everything that made her daily life during ten years of marriage. The worst is that she may lose her children, claimed by her husband. She had only few months to rebuild. Find a job. Prove to the judge she can ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frédéric Auburtin
CAST:  Claire Keim  •  Serge Hazanavicius  •  Linda Hardy  •  Bruno Putzulu

When she asks for a divorce, Elisa knows she's losing everything that made her daily life during ten years of marriage. The worst is that she may lose her children, claimed by her husband. She had only few months to rebuild. Find a job. Prove to the judge she can ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frédéric Auburtin
CAST:  Claire Keim  •  Serge Hazanavicius  •  Linda Hardy  •  Bruno Putzulu

Volpone (2004)

A version of Ben Johnson's play: A Venetian swindler goes from town to town pretending to be a dying millionaire in order to attract (and dispose of) greedy "friends".  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frédéric Auburtin
CAST:  Gérard Depardieu  •  Daniel Prévost  •  Gérard Jugnot  •  Robert Hirsch

A version of Ben Johnson's play: A Venetian swindler goes from town to town pretending to be a dying millionaire in order to attract (and dispose of) greedy "friends".  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frédéric Auburtin
CAST:  Gérard Depardieu  •  Daniel Prévost  •  Gérard Jugnot  •  Robert Hirsch

The Secret of Polichinelle (1997)

After a New Year's Eve party, 30-year-old fashion designer Rebecca (Nathalie Schmidt) awakens alone in a strange automobile. Later, during a routine visit to her gynecologist, she learns that she's pregnant. Unable to recall anyone responsible, she attempts to find ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Franck Landron
CAST:  Nathalie Schmidt  •  Aure Atika  •  Gilles Cahoreau  •  Martine Cottier

After a New Year's Eve party, 30-year-old fashion designer Rebecca (Nathalie Schmidt) awakens alone in a strange automobile. Later, during a routine visit to her gynecologist, she learns that she's pregnant. Unable to recall anyone responsible, she attempts to find ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Franck Landron
CAST:  Nathalie Schmidt  •  Aure Atika  •  Gilles Cahoreau  •  Martine Cottier