#2: [Right] with Brian De Palma [left] - "Femme Fatale" [2001]

 

   


THIERRY ARBOGAST   AFC

 

Born: 1957, France.

Career: Ph commercials dir by Luc Besson, Emir Kusturica ['Magic Bus', 1997, for Glaxo Wellcome], Patricia Murphy, Xavier Mairesse [for Siemens], Jaco Van Dormael [for Spa], a.o.

Appeared in the tv-doc [9m] 'Un Américain à Paris' [2000, Christine Haas & Mark Edwards].

Awards: 'César' Award nom [1991] for 'Nikita'; 'César' Award nom [1995] for 'Léon'; 'César' Award [1996] for 'Le hussard sur le toit'; 'César' Award nom [1997] for 'Ridicule'; Camerimage 'Golden Frog' nom [1997] & Cannes FF 'Technical Grand Prix' [1997] for 'She's So Lovely'; 'César' Award [1998] & Cannes IFF 'Grand Prix Technique' from the CST [1997] for 'The Fifth Element'; European Film Award nom [1998] for 'Crna macka, beli macor'; 'César' Award nom [2000] for 'The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc'; 'César' Award nom [2001] for 'Les rivières pourpres'; 'César' Award [2004] for 'Bon Voyage'; Brothers Manaki IFF 'Audience Award' & 'Special Mention' [2006] for 'Tajnata kniga'.

Website: Thierry Arbogast


 

 FILMS

1976

Johan [, carnet intime homosexuel] [Philippe Vallois] 16mm/b&w-c

1978

Flammes [Adolfo Arrieta] c

1981

Les Jocondes [Jean-Daniel Pillault] c

1982

Nuit blanche [Françoise Le Plouhinec] c; short/15m; prod IDHEC

1982

Rock 'n Torah/Rock and Torah/Le préféré [Marc-André Grynbaum] c

1984

Expulsion [Nicolas Jouvin] 16mm/c; short/23m

1984

Casting à Hérisson [Jean-Pierre Limosin] b&w; short/22m

1985

La voie des airs [Ghislain Cravatte] 16mm/c; short/26m

1985

Appelez-moi Bronco Bill [Williams Crépin] 16mm/c; short/20m

1985

Les mains [Costa Kékémenis] c; short/19m; prod IDHEC

1985

Bébé! [Christophe Jean-Elie] c; short/24m

1985

Gratte-ciel [Christophe Jacrot] c; short/5m

1985

Le retour du marin [Sylvie Chauvet & Charlotte de Turckheim] c; short/6m

1985

Un homme faible [Emilie Deleuze] 16mm/c; short/14m

1986

Gardien de la nuit/Guardian of the Night [Jean-Pierre Limosin] c

1986

La forêt noire [Béatrice Jalbert] c; short/15m

1986

Le petit peintre et la grande dame [Messaoud Hattou] c; short/7m

1986

Le beauf [Yves Amoureux] c

1987

Le vampire et le lapin [Boris Bergman] c; short/12m

1987

Une histoire de vent/A Tale of the Wind [Joris Ivens & Marceline Loridan] c; dram doc/78m; cph: Jacques Loiseleux

1988

Les sept péchés capitaux [Philippe Gautier] c; short/2m; also ep tv-series 'Méliès 88'

1988

Edén miseria [Christine Laurent] c

1989

Nikita/La Femme Nikita [Luc Besson] tvi/c

1989

Le brasier [Eric Barbier] c; 2uc: Darius Khondji

1990

Oostende [Eric Woreth] c

1990

Génial, mes parents divorcent! [Patrick Braoudé] c

1990

Miaou [Christophe Jean-Elie] c; short/12m

1991

Mathilde [Olivier Panchot] c; short/11m

1991

J'embrasse pas/I Don't Kiss [André Téchiné] c

1991

Les derniers morts [Yves Buclet] c; short/15m

1991

Clin d'oeil [Olias Barco] b&w; short/5m

1992

Basse tension [Yves Buclet] b&w; short/6m

1992

Les joies de la ferme [Pierre Roda] c; short/3m

1992

La fille de l'air [Maroun Bagdadi] c; aph: Charlet Recors

1992

Ma saison préférée/My Favorite Season [André Téchiné] p/c

1993

Tombés du ciel/Lost in Transit [Philippe Lioret] c

1993

Léon/The Professional [Luc Besson] tvi/c

1993

Toilettes [Olias Barco] b&w; short/4m

1994

Poubelles [Olias Barco] c; short/14m

1994

Le hussard sur le toit [Jean-Paul Rappeneau] c; 2uc: Pascal Rabaud

1994

3000 scénarios contre un virus/3,000 Scenarios to Combat a Virus [seg (4m) 'La sirène (ou 'Les vieux')' dir by Philippe Lioret, 'Préservatif, une preuve d'amour' (3m) dir by Richard Berry & 'Discussion sur le préservatif entre un père et son fils' (3m) dir by Jean-Daniel Pillault] c; 30seg/109m; other ph: Caroline Champetier, Gérard de Battista, Patrick Blossier, a.o.

1995

L'appartement [Gilles Mimouni] c

1995

Ridicule [Patrice Leconte] p/c; uwph: Pascal Morisset, Michel Revest & Roland Savoye

1996

Le cinquième élément/The Fifth Element [Luc Besson] s35/c; 2uc: Nick Tebbet; miniature ph: Paul Gentry; vfx ph: Bill Neil

1996

She's So Lovely/Call It Love [Nick Cassavetes] scope/c; 2uc: Josh Bleibtreu

1997

Ah, les femmes! [Nicolas Hourès] c; short/13m

1997

Chat noir, chat blanc/Crna macka, beli macor/Black Cat, White Cat [Emir Kusturica] c; addph: Michel Amathieu (finished the prod)

1997

Toreros/La capitale du monde [Eric Barbier] c

1997

Chapacan [Olias Barco] c; short/8m

1998

Wing Commander [: Space Will Never Be the Same] [Chris Roberts] s35/c; 2uc: Roger Simonsz; vfx ph: Ethan Phillips

1998

The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc/Jeanne d'Arc/Joan of Arc [Luc Besson] s35/c; 2uc: Jean-Pierre Sauvaire & Gérard Sterin

1999

Les rushes [Jean Reno] c; short/6m

1999

The Dancer [Frederic Garson] c

1999

Woman on Top [Fina Torres] p/c; 2nd cinematographer: Christopher Duskin; 2uc: Jacques Cheuiche; uwph: Pete Romano

1999

Les rivières pourpres/The Crimson Rivers [Mathieu Kassovitz] c

 

[Left] with dir Chris Nahon - "Kiss of the Dragon"

 

2000

Kiss of the Dragon/Le baiser mortel du dragon [Chris Nahon] tvi/c; 2uc: Stéphane Azouze (+ video scenes superv), Nicolas Herdt & Bruno Privat

2001

Femme Fatale [Brian De Palma] c

2001

The Glow [Marcus Dillistone] c; cph: John de Borman & Tony Pierce-Roberts; demo film for Fuji Reala 500D film stock

2002

Tajnata kniga/The Secret Book/Le livre secret [Vlado Cvetanovski] c; filmed April 2002 & May 2003; released 2006

2002

Bon voyage [Jean-Paul Rappeneau] p/c

2003

Elle fait fondre la glace/She Melts the Ice [Ron Padova] c; short/10m

2003

Incautos/Swindled/Taken In [Miguel Bardem] p/c

 

[Top/Left] with dir Pitof and actress Halle Berry - "Catwoman"

 

2003

Catwoman [Pitof (= Jean-Christophe Comar)] s35/c; 2uc: Mark Vargo; virtual ph: Ken Faiman & Bryan Poon

2004

Bandidas [Joachim Roenning & Espen Sandberg] tvi/b&w-c; 2uc: Rodrigo Marina; aph: Ralph Mendoza

2005

Arthur et les Minimoys/Arthur and the Minimoys/Arthur and the Invisibles [Luc Besson] s35/c; anim (digital) + live action (film); live action ph; addph: Dominique Delguste & Christophe Offenstein; model ph: Pierre Morel & Alex Lamarque; originally scheduled to start filming in January 2003

2005

Angel-A [Luc Besson] s35/b&w; uwph: Richard Savoye

2005

Lila (ou ce jour là, c'est maintenant) [Laetitia Lambert] scope/c; short/16m

2005

Cherche fiancé tous frais payés [Aline Issermann] b&w-c

2006

Toyer [Brian De Palma] pre-production; status unknown

2006

Aux fenêtres de l'âme/Windows of the Soul [Ron Padova] pre-production; status unknown

2006

Astérix aux jeux olympiques/Astérix and the Olympic Games [Frédéric Forestier & Thomas Langmann] HD (Genesis)-to-35mm scope/c; 2uc: Vincent Muller

2006

Babylon A.D. [Mathieu Kassovitz] s35/c; ph Paris: Robert Fraisse; 2uc: Martin Kenzie & Tim Wooster; aph: Adam Dale; filmed 2006-07

2007

Arthur et la vengeance de Maltazard/Arthur and the Vengeance of Maltazard [Luc Besson] s35/c; anim + live action

2007

Arthur et la guerre des deux mondes/Arthur 3 - La guerre des deux mondes/Arthur and the War of Two Worlds [Luc Besson] s35 (+ D-Cinema)/c; anim + live action

2007

Human Zoo/Romance in the Dark [Rie Rasmussen] scope/c; filmed 2007-08

2008

Le missionnaire/Hallelujah! [Roger Delattre] c

2008

Les derniers jours du monde/Happy End [Arnaud & Jean-Marie Larrieu] p/c

2009

Mon cher/My Dear [Aya Yabuuchi] dv/c; short/5m

2009

L'arnacoeur/Heartbreaker [Pascal Chaumeil] tvi/c; 2uc: Roger Simonsz

2009

Les aventures extraordinaires d'Adèle Blanc-Sec [Luc Besson] s35/c; 2uc: Roger Simonsz

2009

Cool Water/Pretty Cool [Emir Kusturica] announced in November as doph, but film will be ph by Michel Amathieu

2010

Inseparable/Xing ying bu li [Dayyan Eng] scope/c

2010

Toutes les nuits/L'homme de l'ombre/Le danseur [Clémentine Célarié] HD-to-digital/c; short/15m

2010

The Lady/Into the Light [Luc Besson] s35 (+ D-Cinema)/c; filmed 2010-11

2011

Welcome to Hoxford [Julien Mokrani] RED (scope)/b&w-c; short/21m; 2uc: Alexis Guérineau-Rieutord; released on the internet in 2011

2011

La vie d'une autre/Another Woman's Life [Sylvie Testud] HD (Hawk Scope)-to-D-Cinema/c; addph: Pierre-Hugues Galien

 

With Show-Chun Lee - "Shanghai-Belleville"

 

2011

Shanghai-Belleville [Show-Chun Lee] HD (Canon EOS/scope)/c

2011

Syngué sabour - Pierre de patience/The Patience Stone [Atiq Rahimi] HD (ARRI ALEXA/Hawk Scope + Canon EOS 5D [Afghanistan seq])-to-35mm scope (+ D-Cinema)/c

2012

The Family/Malavita [Luc Besson] p+HD (ARRI ALEXA Plus 4:3/p)-to-35mm scope (+ D-Cinema)/b&w-c

2012

Bugs [Julius Berg] feature film project; a trailer exists (1m37s); J. Berg: 'I directed this faux trailer in hope of attracting the attention of a foreign producer who might be interested in developing the film in English and in Paris. So, it's kind of a communication tool to promote the project.' (From the 'Undead Backbrain' website.)

2012

3 Days to Kill [McG] HD (ARRI ALEXA Plus 4:3/tvi & Studio/tvi)-to-35mm scope (+ D-Cinema)/c; reshoot ph: Robert Reed Altman, Frank Perl & David Richert; filmed 2012-13

2013

The Game of the Cheetah [Dan Pero Manescu] announced; AVAnti Productions is now inviting film studios, film production companies, investors and sponsors to become shareholders of 'The Game of the Cheetah' and bring this script to screen

2013

Precious Vengeance/Hearts of Cold Stone [?] announced; AVAnti Productions & Management Ltd. is now inviting film studios, film production companies, investors and sponsors to become shareholders in this venture and bring this exceedingly well-written script to screen

2013

Lucy [Luc Besson] HD (ARRI ALEXA XT + Sony F65)+RED Epic+IMAX 65mm-to-35mm scope (+ D-Cinema)/c; aph: Mark Gerasimenko; vfx ph: Robert Bock

2014

Caesar [Tiago Mesquita] pre-production

2014

Belles familles [Jean-Paul Rappeneau] HD (ARRI ALEXA Plus 4:3/p & Kowa Scope)/c

2014

Lolo [Julie Delpy] HD/c

 

 FILMS AS CAMERA ASSISTANT/OPERATOR

1976

Pourquoi? [Anouk Bernard] c.asst; ph: François About

1976

Monique/Flashing Lights/New York After Midnight [Jacques Scandelari] co-c.op; ph: François About

1977

Lamento [Philippe Vallois] c.op; ph: François About

1977

Homologues ou La soif du mâle/Man's Country [Marvin Merkins (= Jacques Scandelari)] ?; ph: François About

1977

Je suis à prendre/Take Me/I'm Yours to Take [Francis Leroi] c.asst; ph: François About

1978

Brigade mondaine/Vice Squad/Victims of Vice [Jacques Scandelari] co-c.asst; ph: François About

1978

Nous étions un seul homme/We Were One Man [Philippe Vallois] c.asst; ph: François About

1978

Jouissances perverses [- Les jours et nuits de Eva Blue]/ Perversions secrètes/Les vices cachés d'Eva Blue/The Hidden Vices of Eva Blue [Francis Leroi] c; ?; ph: François About

1979

Équation à un inconnu [Dietrich de Velsa] c.asst; ph: François About

1979

Let There Be Rock - AC/DC [Eric Dionysius & Eric Mistler; concert film/doc] co-c.asst; ph: Jean Fis (= Francis) Gondre; filmed 9 December 1979 at the Pavillon de Paris, Paris, France

1980

Histoires de cul [Michel Ricaud] c.op; ph: François About

1980

Dodo petites filles au bordel/Open Nightly/Pussy Baby [Francis Leroi] c.op; ph: François About

1980

Brigade mondaine: Vaudou aux Caraïbes/Super Witch of Love Island [Philippe Monnier] c.op; ph: François About 

1980

Un escargot dans la tête [Jean-Étienne Siry] 1st c.asst; ph: François About

1980

Les petites écolières [Frédéric Lansac (= Claude Mulot)] 2nd cinematographer; ph: François About

1980

Top Man [Nano Cecchini (= François About)] c.asst; ph: F. About

1980

La femme-objet/Programmed for Pleasure [Frédéric Lansac (= Claude Mulot)] c.asst; ph: François About 

1981

Le professeur Raspoutine [Andrei Feher & Gérard Grégory] c.asst; ph: Étienne Rosenfeld

1982

Mon curé chez les nudistes [Robert Thomas] co-c.asst; ph: Claude Bécognée

1983

Haltéroflic/Rainbow Serpent [Philippe Vallois] co-c.asst; ph: François About