With six films to his credit, French director/screenwriter Pierre Salvadori has built a cinematic universe of slightly offbeat characters in marginal situations. Like the protagonists struggling humorously against their shortcomings and life's obstacles, Salvadori began his career as a cabaret actor in a modest local café-theater in Paris. Born in Tunisia, he embarked on his journey to the city at the young age of seven with his family. After completing secondary studies at the college François Villon, he continued onto classes in film and theater and jumpstarted his career by swiftly landing a screenwriting position for television sitcoms at AB Productions.In 1989, Salvadori wrote his first screenplay entitled WILD TARGET which also marked his feature directorial debut. The film garnered the young director a César nomination for Best First Work, though he had already tested his directorial capabilities the year before with the short film MENAGE.For his highly successful second and third features, THE APPRENTICES (1995) and COMMO ELLE RESPIRE (1998), respectively, Salvadori teamed up with acting favorites Marie Trinignant and Guillaume Depardieu, with whom he had worked on WILD TARGET. Depardieu's performance in the THE APPRENTICES earned him the 1996 César Award for Best Promising Actor. Following such acclaim, Salvadori switched gears with his next project, a dark thriller entitled THE SANDMAN (2000). Shortly afterwards in 2003, APRES VOUS marked the director's triumphant return to comedy. Boasting an A-list cast including Daniel Auteuil, Sandrine Kiberlain and Jose Garcia, APRES VOUS mixed romance with farce in a charming debate about the pitfalls of being a Good Samaritan. Released by Paramount Classics, the film received a César nomination for Daniel Auteuil's lead performance while solidifying Salvadori's influence in French cinema.