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Luc Besson

Luc Besson

Date of Birth: 18 Mar 1959

Country: France

Biography: Luc Besson is a French film director, writer and producer. He is the creator of EuropaCorp film company. He has been involved with over 50 films, spanning 26 years, as writer, director, and/or producer. Out of boredom, he started to write stories, including the backdrop to what later became one of his most popular movies, The Fifth Element. Besson directed and co-wrote the screenplay of this science fiction thriller with the screenwriter, Robert Mark Kamen...(Wikipedia)

Total Credits at Criticker: 21 (Director), 52 (Writer), 1 (Creator)

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Titles you haven't rated - Director (21) | Writer (52) | Creator (1)

    The Big Blue
    Between what you know and what you wish, lies the secret of... The Big Blue
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    The Fifth Element
    New York cab driver Korben Dallas didn't mean to be a hero. But he just picked up the kind of fare that only comes along every five thousand years - a perfect beauty, a perfect being, a perfect weapon. Now, together, they must save the world. (Columbia TriStar)
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    Kiss of the Dragon
    Jet Li plays Liu Jiuan, China's top government agent, who arrives in Paris from Shanghai to carry out a sensitive, top-secret mission. (Twentieth Century Fox)
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    La Femme Nikita
    When a secret governmant agency re-programs a criminal named Nikita (Parillaud), she is released to the outside world as their agent. As her missions become more and more demanding, she is torn between her alliance to the agency and her desire to lead, for once, a normal life. (20th Century Fox)
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    The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc
    A young girl receives a vision that drives her to rid France of its oppressors. (imdb)
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    Léon: The Professional
    A go-for-broke thriller about a professional assassin whose work becomes dangerously personal. Calling himself a "cleaner", the mysterious Leon is New York's top hitman. When his next-door neighbors are murdered, Leon becomes the unwilling guardian of the family's sole survivor - 12-year-old Mathilda.
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    The Transporter
    Ex-Special Forces operator Frank Martin lives what seems to be a quiet life along the French Mediterranean, hiring himself out as a mercenary "transporter" who moves goods - human or otherwise - from one place to another. No questions asked. Frank's newest transport seems no different from the countless ones he's done in the past. He has been hired by an American known only as "Wall Street" (see Rule Two) to make a delivery, but when Frank stops along route, he notices his "package" is moving... (imdb)
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    Wasabi
    Hubert (Jean Reno) is a French policeman with very sharp methods. After being forced to take 2 months off by his boss, who doesn't share his view on working methods, he goes back to Japan, where he used to work 19 years ago, to settle the probate of his girlfriend who left him shortly after marriage without a trace. There he mets his former colleague Momo (Michel Muller) and his daughter Yumi (Ryoko Hirosue) who he did not know was ever born. Hubert eventually finds out why his girlfriend left him and the reason becomes his and his new daughters problem. (imdb)
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    Transporter 2
    Jason Statham returns in his signature role as ex-Special Forces operative Frank Martin, aka "The Transporter." Now retired in Miami, Martin makes a living driving for a wealthy family, including the young son, with whom he has unexpectedly bonded. But when the boy is abducted, Martin must use all his skills to bring him to safety and discover the kidnapper's master plan. (20th Century Fox)
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    Taxi 3
    A gang of thieves calling themselves the Santa Claus Gang are wreaking havoc, and the police can't keep up... (imdb)
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    Taxi 2
    The Japanese ambassaor is visiting Marseilles to view the city police's anti-gang tactics. (imdb)
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    Point of No Return
    A gang of armed drug-addicts break into a chemist shop to try and steal drugs to fuel their habit. However... (imdb)
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    Subway
    Fred is living in the Paris Metro system. He is blackmailing Helena, whose safe he has robbed. Fred has various 'friends' all living in this sureal setting (imdb)
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    Kamikaze
    A crazy old and bored scientist invents a system which allows him to reach through the airwaves and transform live TV cameras into weapons to kill whoever is being filmed. (imdb)
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    The Dancer
    A mute dancer teaches movement to adoring kids and wins the dance contest every Saturday night at a cavernous Brooklyn disco... (imdb)
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    District B13
    Paris, 2010. An isolation wall surrounds the ghetto cities. Without effective law enforcement, with these walls, gang rule is absolute. (Magnolia Pictures)
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    Revolver
    Gambler Jack Green (Statham) enters into a game with potentially deadly consequences. (imdb)
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    Unleashed
    A man raised into behaving like a dog, escapes from his captor to start a new life, who seeks to reclaim him because of his unnatural martial arts skills that are triggered when unleashed. (imdb)
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    Taxi
    In Marseilles (France), Daniel, an ancient pizza delivery boy, changes job to become a taxi driver, but his dream is to become an F1 pilot. Caught by the police for a huge speed infraction, he will help Emilien, a loser inspector on the track of German bank robbers, so he doesn't lose his license and his job. (imdb)
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    Angel-A
    A beautiful woman helps an inept scam artist get his game together. (imdb)
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    Bandidas
    In turn-of-the-century Mexico, two very different women become a bank-robbing duo in an effort to combat a ruthless enforcer terrorizing their town. (imdb)
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    Crimson Rivers 2: Angels of the Apocalypse
    Chief Niemans is investigating a series of ritual murders: The victims are crucified. He teams up with young officer Reda, who gets embroiled after a man dressed as a monk tries to kill a confused guy Reda picked up on the street. Together with a specialist on christian mythology they uncover a mysterious group called "Angels of the Apokalypse". (imdb)
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    Le Dernier combat
    In the post-apocalyptic future, only a few humans are left. No one is able to speak; the film contains no dialogue, and characters communicate non-verbally. A determined loner befriends a reclusive older man and these two battle against vicious thugs for food, shelter and life itself. (imdb)
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    Arthur and the Invisibles
    From the creative mind of filmmaker Luc Besson, comes a larger-than-life, family adventure about a boy who, after his grandfather disappears, sets out to save his family home from emerging real estate developers. (MGM)
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    Taxi 4
    As with all the other films in the Gallic Taxi franchise, Samy Naceri be plays taxi driver "Daniel Morales", this time in a Peugeot 407 unlike the 406 in the previous films. Frédéric Diefenthal is "Émilien Coutant-Kerbalec", whilst Jean-Christophe Bouvet reprises his role as "General Bertineau" yet again. (Wikipedia.org)
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    Yamakasi - Les samouraïs des temps modernes
    Gravity or Police, these guys don't believe in any law. Idolised by the youth of Paris as much as they're hated by the police, they are the Yamakasis, modern samurais... (imdb)
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    Taken
    [Originally Released in 2008] A former spy (Neeson) relies on his old skills to save his estranged daughter (Grace), who has been forced into the slave trade. (imdb)
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    L\
    Luc Besson's first work as a director was this short film about one man's struggle to survive in a post-apocalyptic world. He re-made the film a few years later as Le Dernier Combat. (imdb)
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    Transporter 3
    Jason Statham returns as Frank Martin, the ex-Special Forces operative who specializes in high-risk deliveries.
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    Fanfan la tulipe
    A swashbuckling adventure/romance, which puts a colorful and ironic edge to Christian-Jacque's 1952 French cult classic. Fanfan La Tulipe is the personification of the French hero, a chronic jokester, ladies man and free spirit who refuses to surrender to a forced marriage and instead finds himself persuaded to enlist in Louis XV's regiment of Aquitaine by the enchanting Adeline, played by Penelope Cruz. The character of Fanfan La Tulipe has evolved through the times into playing a central role (vincentperez.com)
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    District B13: Ultimatum
    Damien and Leito return to District 13 on a mission to bring peace to the troubled sector that is controlled by five different gang bosses, before the city's secret services take drastic measures to solve the problem.
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    Arthur and the Revenge of Maltazard
    Arthur answers a distress call from Princess Selenia, who is menaced by the nefarious Maltazard.
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    From Paris with Love
    In Paris, a employee in the office of the US Ambassador hooks up with an American spy looking to stop a terrorist attack.
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    The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec
    An adventure set in the early party of the 20th century and focused on a popular novelist and her dealings with would-be suitors, the cops, monsters, and other distractions.
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    Arthur 3: The War of the Two Worlds
    With Maltazard now 7 feet tall and Arthur still 2 inches small, our hero must find a way to grow back to his normal size ans stop the Evil M once and for all, with the help of Selenia and Betameche. (imdb)
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    Colombiana
    After watching Bogota gangsters slay her parents in cold blood, young Cataleya Restrepo dedicates her life to becoming a ruthless assassin, working on assignment but always on the hunt for the criminals who killed her family.
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    Lockout
    A man wrongly convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage against the U.S. is offered his freedom if he can rescue the president's daughter from an outer space prison taken over by violent inmates. (imdb)
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    Taken 2
    In Istanbul, retired CIA operative Bryan Mills and his wife are taken hostage by the father of a kidnapper Mills killed while rescuing his daughter. (imdb)
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    The Family
    The Manzoni family, a notorious mafia clan, is relocated to Normandy, France under the witness protection program, where fitting in soon becomes challenging as their old habits die hard. (imdb)
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    3 Days to Kill
    A dangerous international spy is determined to give up his high stakes life to finally build a closer relationship with his estranged wife and daughter, whom he's previously kept at arm's length to keep out of danger. But first, he must complete one last mission - even if it means juggling the two toughest assignments yet: hunting down the world's most ruthless terrorist and looking after his teenage daughter for the first time in ten years, while his wife is out of town. (imdb)
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    Brick Mansions
    An undercover cop tries to take down a ruthless crime lord with access to a neutron bomb by infiltrating his gang. (imdb)
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    Lucy
    Lucy (Scarlett Johansson) becomes the first human to use 100 percent of the brain's capacity.
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    Taken 3
    Bryan Mills, an Ex-government operative is accused of a ruthless murder he never committed or witnessed as he is tracked and pursued, Bryan Mills brings out his particular set of skills to find the true killer and clear his name. (imdb)
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    Un prince (presque) charmant
    A man in his forties who was always solely focused on his business career meets by chance a lovely free-spirited young woman and for the first time he loses control over his life.
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    No Limit
    No Limit (2012) - TV Series
    A terminally ill French secret service agent is hired by Hydra, a mysterious black ops organization set up by the government, to fight crime by any means necessary and receive experimental treatment in return. Also, his daughter hates him. (imdb)
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    Warrior\
    A teenager is magically transported to China and learns to convert his video game skills into those of a Kung Fu warrior. (imdb)
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    Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
    A dark force threatens Alpha, a vast metropolis and home to species from a thousand planets. Special operatives Valerian and Laureline must race to identify the marauding menace and safeguard not just Alpha, but the future of the universe. (imdb)
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    Renegades
    A team of Navy SEALs discover an underwater treasure in a Bosnian lake. (imdb)
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    Anna
    Beneath Anna Poliatova's striking beauty lies a secret that will unleash her indelible strength and skill to become one of the world's most feared government assassins.
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    The Transporter: Refueled
    Frank Martin is the most highly-skilled transporter money can buy. The stakes are greater and technology better, but the same three simple rules apply: never change the deal, no names and never open the package. When Frank is hired by cunning femme fatale Anna and her three stunning sidekicks, he quickly discovers he's been played. (imdb)
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    Arthur, Malédiction
    Alex is an 18 year old young man. He has been a big fan of the Arthur and the Minimoys fantasy film saga for years. It was then that his group of friends offered him to go to the abandoned house where the film was shot. They are unaware that they are about to fall into a deadly plot. (imdb)
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    DogMan
    A boy, bruised by life, finds his salvation through the love of his dogs.
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