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Jacques Bufnoir

Highest Rated: 100% At First Sight (1983)

Lowest Rated: 16% Hitman (2007)

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Noted for his versatility and prolific nature, production designer Jacques Bufnoir has worked on over 70 features since 1975. Trained at IDHEC in Paris, he assisted Willy Holt on Stanley Donen's "Staircase" before creating his own designs for domestic hits like "La Boum." He soon acquired a reputation for overseas settings with "Circle of Deceit" (Beirut), "La Chévre" (Mexico) and "Descente aux enfers" (Haiti), while he later ventured into the Maghreb and Russia for "Viva Algeria" and "Hitman." He also became adept at period trappings, recreating Revolutionary Brittany for "Chouans!," 1830s Paris for the killer biopic "Lacenaire," and the battlefields of the Seven Years' War for "Fanfan la tulipe." Coming into the 20th century, he recaptured the Occupation era for Diane Kurys's "Coup de Foudre" and Régis Wargnier's "Une Femme française," and won a César for his blend of colonial chic in the same director's "Indochine." Subsequently, Bufnoir's most enduring relationships have been with Claude Lelouch and Luc Besson. For the former, he romanticized the war years for "Édith et Marcel" and "Les Misérables" and achieved a modish contemporaneity for "A Man and a Woman, 20 Years Later," "Men, Women: A User's Manual" and "Chance or Coincidence," while for the latter, he consistently reinvented Paris in the Jet Li vehicles "Kiss of the Dragon" and "Unleashed," the crime actioners "Wasabi," "Taxi 3" and "From Paris With Love" and the romantic drama "Angel-A."

Filmography

Movies

Credit
38% 54% From Paris With Love Production Design $24M 2010
No Score Yet 35% The Red Inn Production Design - 2007
16% 57% Hitman Production Design $39.7M 2007
45% 74% Angel-A Production Design $202.2K 2005
66% 75% Unleashed Production Designer $24.5M 2005
No Score Yet 35% Palais Royal! Production Design - 2005
43% 69% Wasabi Production Design $81.5K 2001
52% 68% Kiss of the Dragon Production Designer $36.8M 2001
No Score Yet 88% Chance or Coincidence Production Design,
Art Direction
- 1998
77% 72% A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries Production Design $1.8M 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sun Production Design - 1997
72% 84% Indochine Production Design $48.9K 1992
No Score Yet 60% Les spécialistes Production Design - 1985
100% 86% At First Sight Production Design - 1983

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