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George Kaczender est un Réalisateur, Scénariste et Monteur Canadien né le 1933 à Budapest (Hongrie)

George Kaczender

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Nationalité Canada
Naissance 1933 (87 ans) à Budapest (Hongrie)

George Kaczender est un réalisateur canadien né en 1933 à Budapest (Hongrie), et mort le 24 août 2016.

Biographie

Kaczender left Hungary in 1956 as a political refugee after studying film and working as an Assistant Director at the Pannonina Film Studios in Budapest.

Before coming to Los Angeles in the early 80s he worked at the National Film Board of Canada in Montreal from 1956 to 1969 where he wrote and directed award winning documentaries and short dramatic features. In 1968 he wrote and directed the award winning feature film, Don't Let the Angels Fall, starring Arthur Hill, that became the first Canadian feature film invited to the main competition at the 1969 Cannes Film Festival. In 1970 he left the Film Board to work in London with the producer, Oscar Lewenstein. The same year he became one of the founding partners of International Cinemedia Center in Montreal.

In the 1970s he directed numerous award winning educational films for Learning Corporation of America and five theatrical feature films before leaving Canada for Hollywood. Among them, In Praise of Older Women based on the best-selling novel by S. Vizinczey, and Chanel Solitaire, the life of Coco Chanel, shot on location in France.

He has worked with stars such as Robert Mitchum, Richard Harris, Jeanne Moreau, Tom Berenger, JoBeth Williams, Brad Pitt, George Clooney and Karen Black. He has also directed numerous movies for network and cable television such as Jonathan: The Boy Nobody Wanted.

His film Don't let the Angels Fall was nominated for the Palme d'Or at the 1969 Cannes Film Festival and his film U-Turn was nominated for the Golden Bear at the 1973 Berlin Film Festival. He has numerous international awards for his work on documentaries and short drmatic films.

His first novel, An Unreasonable Notion of Desire, was published in 2000 by Xlibris, a subsidiary of Random House.

Between 2002 and 2004 he was Adjunct Professor at the University of Southern California School of Cinema-Television, teaching film directing.

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Filmographie de George Kaczender (11 films)

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Ebbie
Ebbie (1995)
, 1h36
Réalisé par George Kaczender
Genres Fantasy
Thèmes Noël, Voyage dans le temps, Fantômes
Acteurs Susan Lucci, Wendy Crewson, Ron Lea, Molly Parker, Taran Noah Smith, Jeffrey DeMunn
Note65% 3.291893.291893.291893.291893.29189
The title character is businesswoman Elizabeth "Ebbie" Scrooge, played by Lucci. Ebbie has never appreciated Christmas, and has been rotten to the holidays. She doesn't give to the needy, doesn't care about her employees at Dobson's (the store she owns), and most of all, she works on Christmas. One night, the ghost of her partner, Jake Marley (counterpart to Dickens' Jacob Marley character, played here by Jeffrey DeMunn), haunts her. She is soon brought back to a deserted Dobson's, where the Ghosts of Christmas Past (Jennifer Clement and Nicole Parker) show her the Christmases she has celebrated. They take her to a very significant Christmas when her sister Francine (Molly Parker) died after nearly miscarrying her niece due to toxemia of pregnancy (Ebbie believes that Francine would have survived had Ebbie not left her alone to attend a party); it is also the Christmas she met her soon-to-be boyfriend Paul (Ron Lea). They show her many other Christmases, including another grim one when Paul leaves her when she chooses to care more about her job than about them as a couple, when she and Marley take over Dobson's, and finally, the previous year, when Jake Marley died.
Vanished
Vanished (1995)
, 1h30
Réalisé par George Kaczender
Genres Drame, Action, Policier
Acteurs Robert Hays, Ayumi Itō, Lisa Rinna, George Hamilton, Maurice Godin, Daniela Akerblom
Note56% 2.8140952.8140952.8140952.8140952.814095
Marielle is happily married to Charles Delauney, and they have a four-year-old son together, Andre. After being visited by Marielle's parents, who warn her about Charles, Marielle, Charles and Andre go on holiday in Switzerland. While Marielle is being greeted by a neighbor, Andre tries to get his ball from the lake and ends up drowning. Charles blames Marielle, and she ends up having a nervous breakdown.
Jonathan: The Boy Nobody Wanted, 1h35
Réalisé par George Kaczender
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame, Documentaire
Acteurs JoBeth Williams, Chris Burke, Dana Barron, Jeffrey DeMunn, Madge Sinclair, Chris Demetral
Note69% 3.451033.451033.451033.451033.45103
Jonathan (Chris Burke), a youth with Down Syndrome, is carelessly institutionalized by his parents (Alley Mills and Tom Mason). Ginny Moore (JoBeth Williams), a compassionate volunteer, immediately bonds with Jonathan, alleviating his loneliness and isolation by appointing herself a surrogate mother. Eventually, Jonathan begins to spend more and more time at Ginny's home where he forges a strong bond with the rest of her family (Dana Barron, Chris Demetral, Jeffrey DeMunn). Though his attitude and abilities show a staggering improvement due to Ginny's influence, Jonathan is faced with a new hardship when he is diagnosed with a rare heart disorder that his parents refuse permission to be medically cured. Thus, Ginny must launch a legal campaign to gain guardianship of Jonathan and allow the treatment needed to save his life.
Au-delà de cette limite votre ticket n'est plus valable, 1h32
Réalisé par George Kaczender
Origine Canada
Genres Drame
Thèmes Sexualité
Acteurs Richard Harris, Jennifer Dale, George Peppard, Jeanne Moreau, Winston Rekert, Alexandra Stewart
Note50% 2.521192.521192.521192.521192.52119
Les affaires de Jason, quinquagénaire et important financier, commencent à péricliter. Son angoisse s'assortit d'une diminution inquiétante de son érection, ce qui fait naître sa peur de ne plus pouvoir satisfaire Laura, sa jeune maîtresse. Tout en essayant de sauver son patrimoine financier convoité par un redoutable adversaire, Jason recourt à différentes méthodes pour tenter de pallier sa virilité défaillante : consultations psychiatriques, stimulations grâce au voyeurisme et autres excitations auxquelles se prête sa petite amie compatissante et même visite à une professionnelle du sexe. Mais rien n'y fait : sans cesse assailli par des fantasmes, son traumatisme s'aggrave et fait surgir des pensées suicidaires.
Chanel solitaire, 1h58
Réalisé par George Kaczender
Origine France
Genres Drame, Biographie, Romance
Thèmes Sexualité, Homosexualité, LGBT, LGBT
Acteurs Marie-France Pisier, Timothy Dalton, Rutger Hauer, Brigitte Fossey, Karen Black, Leila Fréchet
Note57% 2.8632652.8632652.8632652.8632652.863265
Les souvenirs après la mort de sa mère hantent Coco Chanel. Malgré son jeune âge, elle et sa sœur, sont placées dans une institution religieuse. leur père promet de venir les chercher mais il se fait attendre. De longues années passent et à la sortie de la pension Coco Chanel arrive chez sa tante. Sa nièce devient une amie proche et lui apprend la couture. Un jeune homme riche, Etienne, va s'intéresser à Coco Chanel et la parrainer dans le monde des affaires. Elle connaitra l'amour au contact de Boy Capel qui tombe amoureux d'elle avant de la quitter pour ensuite revenir et mourir d'un accident d'automobile. À la suite de cette tragédie Coco Chanel ne vivra que pour son œuvre.
In Praise Of Older Women, 1h50
Réalisé par George Kaczender
Origine Canada
Genres Drame, Romance
Acteurs Tom Berenger, Karen Black, Susan Strasberg, Helen Shaver, Marilyn Lightstone, Alexandra Stewart
Note58% 2.906922.906922.906922.906922.90692
Andras Varda (Tom Berenger) grows up in a turbulent, war-torn Hungary, where he procures local girls for the occupying G.I.s during World War II. Disappointed by the girls his age, he meets Maya (Karen Black), a married woman in her 30s, who tutors him in love and romance. Maya is only the first of many mature women whom Andras will meet through his teenage and young adult life.
Seuls les enfants étaient présents, 1h39
Réalisé par George Kaczender
Origine Canada
Genres Drame
Acteurs Arthur Hill, Sharon Acker, Charmion King, Monique Mercure, Michèle Magny, Andrée Lachapelle
Note67% 3.371393.371393.371393.371393.37139
A Montreal businessman (Arthur Hill), who's going through a mid-life crisis and on a business trip out of town, has a brief affair with a divorcée (Sharon Acker). His family is falling apart and his wife (Charmion King) seems incapable of understanding what’s going on.

Scénariste

Seuls les enfants étaient présents, 1h39
Réalisé par George Kaczender
Origine Canada
Genres Drame
Acteurs Arthur Hill, Sharon Acker, Charmion King, Monique Mercure, Michèle Magny, Andrée Lachapelle
Note67% 3.371393.371393.371393.371393.37139
A Montreal businessman (Arthur Hill), who's going through a mid-life crisis and on a business trip out of town, has a brief affair with a divorcée (Sharon Acker). His family is falling apart and his wife (Charmion King) seems incapable of understanding what’s going on.

Monteur

In Praise Of Older Women, 1h50
Réalisé par George Kaczender
Origine Canada
Genres Drame, Romance
Acteurs Tom Berenger, Karen Black, Susan Strasberg, Helen Shaver, Marilyn Lightstone, Alexandra Stewart
Note58% 2.906922.906922.906922.906922.90692
Andras Varda (Tom Berenger) grows up in a turbulent, war-torn Hungary, where he procures local girls for the occupying G.I.s during World War II. Disappointed by the girls his age, he meets Maya (Karen Black), a married woman in her 30s, who tutors him in love and romance. Maya is only the first of many mature women whom Andras will meet through his teenage and young adult life.