Florent Emilio Siri (born 2 March 1965 in Saint-Avold, Moselle) is a French video game and film director and screenwriter born in Lorraine.
He studied cinema at the
Sorbonne University and ESRA in Paris.
He began his feature film career with the 1998 social film
Une minute de silence (One minute of silence), and continued in 2002 with the action film ( Nid de guêpes The Nest), and then went on to serve as director of two critically acclaimed and highly successful games at French-based Splinter Cell video game developer Ubisoft, titled and Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow . Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory
Following the underground success of his first feature film, Siri's directorial style caught the eye of actor
Bruce Willis, who asked Siri to direct his big-budget 2005 action thriller . While not a big commercial success, the film earned considerable critical praise of Siri's slick direction, calling it "an art house version of the Hostage films." Die Hard [1 ]
In 2007, he released a film called
treating on the personal aspect and psychological effects on individual personalities of the L'Ennemi intime (Intimate Enemies) Algerian War. It was the first movie depicting the use of napalm by the French Army during the 1954-1962 conflict.
He wrote with
Julien Rappeneau and made a film biopic titled ( My Way Cloclo) about the French pop singer, songwriter and dancer Claude François portrayed by Jérémie Renier. It will be released in France in March 2012.
Florent Siri is also a noted
music video director, particularly in his home country of France. He has worked with such bands as IAM, Alliance Ethnik, and Wu-Tang Clan, among others.
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