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Philippe bérenger

Philippe Bérenger began his artistic career with music, starting a rock band in school. Singing and composing, he toured for 2 years before going solo as a lead singer in NYC and Minneapolis, at the age of 21. When he came back to his hometown (Aix-en-Provence), he had the opportunity to go on a movie set. He decided to leave again, for Paris this time, to become a director. Soon, he became an assistant director for several French movie directors, but mainly for Bertrand Tavernier (his « cinema dad ») on Round midnight, La passion Béatrice and La vie et rien d’autre... He also assisted Milos Forman on Valmont. In 1993, he wrote and then directed his first feature film Méditerranées starring Vincent Cassel, Monica Bellucci, Enrico Lo Verso and Richard Bohringer. He did another film later, a comedy titled On fait comme on a dit, starring Gad Elmaleh. Meanwhile, TV producers asked him to write and/or direct exciting projects such as an episode of Maigret in Praha. Very fond of history, he directed several films of the 19th century’s Maupassant collection (Boule de suif for example), then four movies from the Nicolas le Floch collection (a policeman in the 18th century). 

He adapted and shot the poem Le Cahier du retour au pays natal by Aimé Césaire, he wrote and shot a documentary about André Gillois (a great man close to General De Gaulle who’s been a major man of the dark of the 20th century), and also found the time to write a thriller about terrorism titled Les ombres. He’s just finished a thriller from the Alex Hugo collection with French actor Samuel le Bihan. Fan of all arts, Age of Iron gave him the opportunity of mixing fiction, documentary, painting and music in one beautiful and very exciting project.


Scriptwriter (non-exhaustive)

2013 Nicolas Le Floch (Le Cadavre anglais, Le Noyé du grand canal) co-writer Hugues Pagan – TV films
2009 Mon père dort au grenier (TV series 26x26)
2008 Guy Moquet (TV film) Original idea, script and dialogues with Brigitte Peskine
2003 Ciel d’Asile (TV film) Original idea, script and dialogues with Olivier Szulzynger
2002 L’Affaire père et fils (Tv film) Original idea, script and dialogues with Vincent David
Commissaire Meyer (Episode : Le Sphinx)
1999 Méditerranées Scénario - Award at Saint Jean de Luz’s Festival 1996

Cinema and TV ( non-exhaustive)
2018 Age of Iron - TV series - documentary ARTE
2017 Alex Hugo – TV series
2013 Nicolas le Floch - TV series
2011 Les Affaires sont les affaires – TV film
2011 Boule de suif – TV series collection Maupassant
2011 Le cas de Mme Luneau – TV series collection Maupassant
2010 L’Ecornifleur – TV series collection Maupassant
2008 Guy Môquet, un amour fusillé - TV film
Cahier d’un retour au pays natal
2004 Madame la proviseur (4 épisodes) – TV series
André Gillois, aux hasards du XX° siècle – documentary ARTE and HISTOIRE.
2003 Ciel d’Asile – TV film
2002 L’Affaire père et fils – TV series
2000 On fait comme on a dit – feature film
1999 Maigret (Episode : Madame Quatre et ses enfants) - TV series
1999 Méditerranées – feature film
1998 Max et associés - TV series