Gustave Kervern

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Gustave Kervern
Gustave Kervern 2014.jpg
Gustave Kervern in 2014
Born (1962-08-27) 27 August 1962 (age 58)
OccupationActor, film director, screenwriter, producer
Years active1996–present

Gustave Kervern (born 27 August 1962), also known as Gustave de Kervern and Gustave K/Vern, is a French actor, director and screenwriter. He is best known for his collaboration with Benoît Delépine.

Life and career[edit]

In 2004 he wrote, directed, and starred in Aaltra with Benoît Delépine. Also with Delépine, he has directed and starred in Avida, which was screened out of competition at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival. The duos film Louise-Michel won a Special Jury Prize at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. Their 2010 film Mammuth starred Gérard Depardieu and Isabelle Adjani. It was nominated for the Golden Bear award at the 60th Berlin International Film Festival.

Their 2012 film Le Grand Soir competed in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival[1][2] where it won the Special Jury Prize.[3]

Selected filmography[edit]

As actor[edit]

Year Title Role Director Notes
1996 Delphine 1, Yvan 0 The server Dominique Farrugia
1998 Ivre mort pour la patrie Vincent Hachet TV Short
1999 H Clément Dufresne Édouard Molinaro TV Series (1 Episode)
2001 Toc toc toc Gus Sylvain Fusée TV Mini-Series
Grolandsat Various Bruno Le Jean & Sylvain Fusée TV Series
2002 Patron sur mesure Pedro Stéphane Clavier TV Movie
Caméra café Plumber TV Series (2 Episodes)
7 jours au Groland Various Several TV Series
2004 Aaltra Farmer Benoît Delépine & Gustave de Kervern
2006 LocKed Out Cop Albert Dupontel
Avida Deaf Mute Captive Benoît Delépine & Gustave de Kervern
2008 Louise Hires a Contract Killer Ship's captain Benoît Delépine & Gustave de Kervern
2008-10 Groland magazine Gus Bruno Le Jean & Sylvain Fusée TV Series (29 Episodes)
2010 Mammuth Delicatessen Employee Benoît Delépine & Gustave de Kervern
Henry Van de Breek Kafka & Pascal Rémy
Bas-fonds Lover Isild Le Besco
2011 Holidays by the Sea Green Golfer Pascal Rabaté
All Together Funeral Salesman Stéphane Robelin
2012 Déferlente Handler Winifrey Bandera-Guzman & Zoé Delépine Short
Torpedo Mechanic Matthieu Donck
Bocuse Eric Stéphanie Pillonca & Géraldine Renault Short
Mange Vinnie Virgile Bramly & Julia Ducournau TV Movie
La rentrée des émissions Machin Nath Dumont TV Short
Nuts Bertrand Yann Coridian
2013 Bande annonce Fifigrot 2013 Himself Jiho Short
2014 In the Courtyard Antoine Le Garrec Pierre Salvadori
Du goudron et des plumes Paul Gracineau Pascal Rabaté (2)
Near Death Experience Colleague Benoît Delépine & Gustave de Kervern
2015 Macadam Stories Sterkowitz Samuel Benchetrit
Simon Marc Emmanuel Caussé & Eric Martin
2016 Saint-Amour Uncle Benoît Delépine & Gustave de Kervern
Odd Job Tom Pascal Chaumeil
150 Milligrams Kermarec Emmanuelle Bercot

As filmmaker[edit]

Year Title Credited as Notes
Director Screenwriter Producer
2004 Aaltra Yes Yes BFI London Film Festival - FIPRESCI Prize
Transilvania International Film Festival - Audience Award
2006 Avida Yes Yes
2008 Louise Hires a Contract Killer Yes Yes Amiens International Film Festival - Audience Award
Prix Jacques Prévert du Scénario for Best Original Screenplay
San Sebastián International Film Festival - Best Screenplay
Sundance Film Festival - Special Jury Prize for Originality (World Cinema Dramatic)
Nominated—Lumières Award for Best Screenplay
2010 Ya basta ! Yes Yes Short film
2010 Mammuth Yes Yes Cabourg Film Festival - Coup de Foudre
Nominated—Berlin Film Festival - Golden Bear
Nominated—César Award for Best Film
Nominated—César Award for Best Original Screenplay
2012 Le Grand Soir Yes Yes Yes Cannes Film Festival - Un Certain Regard Special Jury Prize
2014 Near Death Experience Yes Yes Yes Nominated—Venice Film Festival - Horizons Award
2016 Saint-Amour Yes Yes Yes
2016 Fleur de tonnerre Yes
2018 I Feel Good Yes Yes Yes
2020 Delete History Yes


  1. ^ "2012 Official Selection". Cannes. Retrieved 2012-04-21.
  2. ^ "2012 Cannes Film Festival line-up announced!". Total Film. Retrieved 2012-04-21.
  3. ^ Cannes (2012-05-27). "Awards 2012". Cannes Film Festival. Archived from the original on 2012-12-18. Retrieved 2012-05-27.

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