Xavier Gens

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Xavier Gens
Xavier Gens.png
Xavier Gens at the Teatro Victoria Eugenia in 2011
Born (1975-04-27) 27 April 1975 (age 38)
Dunkirk, France
Occupation Film director
Years active 1996–present

Xavier Gens (born on (1975-04-27)27 April 1975 in Dunkirk, France) is a French film director.[1]

Filmography[edit]

Director[edit]

  • Vanikoro (TBA)
  • The ABC's of Death (2012) – short film ('X is for XXL')
  • The Divide (2011)[2]
  • Hitman (2007)[3]
  • Frontier(s) (2007)[4]
  • Sable noir (2006) – short film
  • Au petit matin (2005) – short film
  • Born to Kast (2000) – short film

Writer[edit]

  • Frontier(s) (2007)[5]
  • Sable noir (2006)
  • Au petit matin (2005)
  • BTK – Born to Kast (2000)[6]

Actor[edit]

  • La Horde (2009, voice only)
  • Lady Blood (2008)
  • Le bon, la brute et les zombies (2004)

Casting director[edit]

  • 30 ans (2000)

Production manager[edit]

Productions assistant[edit]

  • La horde (2009)
  • Cramps (2000)
  • The Secret Laughter of Women (1999)
  • Madame Jacques sur la Croisette (1997)
  • Double Team (1997)
  • Maximum Risk (1996)
  • Never Ever (1996)

Hitman[edit]

A few weeks before the release of Hitman reports came in that the studio, 20th Century Fox, had turned down the version of the film that Gens submitted to them. Nicolas de Toth was brought in to edit the movie for commercial purposes, and Fox ordered a number of reshoots. While Fox denied claims that Xavier Gens had been fired due to the extreme violence in his cut, and insisted that he was still on the project, some reports stated that Gens was not even in the country as these reshoots were being made.[7] Hitman was a success with a gross of $92 million, Gens' most successful film.[8]

La Horde[edit]

He narrated and produced the French Zombie film La horde[9] who is directed by Yannick Dahan and Benjamin Rocher.[10] The film was released on 10 February 2010[11] over IFC Films.[12]

The Divide[edit]

Gens directed The Fallout now known as The Divide his second English-language film[13] and cast for the lead role Michael Biehn.[14]

References[edit]

External links[edit]