Samuel Hadida

Samuel Hadida

Highest Rated: 93% True Romance (1993)

Lowest Rated: 9% Lucky Day (2019)

Birthday: Dec 17, 1953

Birthplace: Casablanca, Morocco

Born in a city that, on the basis of its name, Casablanca, will forevermore be intertwined with the history of movies, Samuel Hadida later moved to France, the place from which he bases his operations. In 1978, after he graduated from the University of Paris, Hadida and his brothers David and Victor launched Metropolitan Filmexport, which has become one of the biggest distributors of English-language cinema in the French-speaking world. Metropolitan is responsible for importing Quentin Tarantino's blood-soaked "Reservoir Dogs" and David Fincher's creepy-crawly thriller "Seven," which became the hottest film at the French box office the year it was released there. Starting with the martial-arts movie "Only the Strong," starring Mark Dacascos, Hadida branched off from film distribution and took on the more hands-on task of producing. In his second production, Tony Scott's surreal action comedy "True Romance," Hadida worked with Tarantino again, who had written the script with Roger Avary. Hadida's third production was Avary's feature-film directorial debut, "Killing Zoe." The producer proved to be one of Avary's big backers; they worked together again on "The Rules of Attraction" as well as the video-game-based "Silent Hill." That latter mode became a goldmine for the producer, who put his name on the "Resident Evil" series; but he has also produced for a number of respected industry names, like Terry Gilliam ("The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus"), Brian De Palma ("Black Dahlia"), and George Clooney ("Good Night and Good Luck").



9% 41% Lucky Day Producer - 2019
80% 40% The Best Years of a Life Producer - 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Spirou Producer - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Belleville Cop Producer - 2018
52% 66% Papillon Executive Producer $2.3M 2017
No Score Yet 96% Fanny's Journey Producer - 2016
37% 48% Resident Evil: The Final Chapter Producer $26.8M 2016
No Score Yet 33% Un plus une Producer - 2015
28% 51% Resident Evil: Retribution Producer $42.3M 2012
10% 35% Silent Hill: Revelation Producer $17.5M 2012
21% 48% Resident Evil: Afterlife Producer $60.1M 2010
66% 49% Solomon Kane Producer - 2009
64% 60% The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus Producer $7.7M 2009
25% 58% Resident Evil: Extinction Producer $50.6M 2007
32% 63% Silent Hill Producer $47.0M 2006
18% 56% Domino Producer $10.1M 2005
19% 60% Resident Evil: Apocalypse Executive Producer - 2004
63% 42% Five Children and It Producer - 2004
No Score Yet 82% Turn Left at the End of the World Producer - 2004
36% 67% Resident Evil Producer $39.5M 2002
73% 78% Brotherhood of the Wolf Producer $0 2001
23% 43% Dancing at the Blue Iguana Executive Producer $61.1K 2000
57% 17% The Big Brass Ring Executive Producer - 1999
36% 64% Freeway II: Confessions of a Trickbaby Executive Producer - 1999
No Score Yet 72% Crying Freeman Producer - 1995
No Score Yet 40% Necronomicon Producer - 1994
36% 64% Killing Zoe Producer $30.6K 1994
93% 93% True Romance Producer - 1993