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French director and screenwriter Philippe Lioret began his motion picture career from the audio side: beginning in 1982, the Parisian native spent a decade working as a sound engineer and mixer. His work during this period included films like Michael Apted's "Bring On The Night," a 1985 documentary about rock superstar Sting's move from The Police's new wave rock into a jazz-influenced solo career, and Robert Altman's 1987's screen adaptation of Christopher Durang's black-humored farce "Beyond Therapy." Lioret moved into auteurdom with 1993's "Lost In Transit," which he directed and co-wrote with screenwriter Michel Ganz. A comedy-drama about a traveling businessman (Jean Rochefort) who loses his passport and becomes stranded in a Kafkaesque no man's land with a band of fellow airport refugees, the film comments subtly on the topic of illegal immigration. Lioret returned to that theme with the sober art-house hit "Welcome" in 2009, telling the story of a teenage Kurdish refugee from Iraq (Firat Ayverdi) whose cross-European journey lands him in the coastal city of Calais, France, at a time of increasing governmental and societal pressure on illegal immigrants. Along with his more politically-minded...

French director and screenwriter Philippe Lioret began his motion picture career from the audio side: beginning in 1982, the Parisian native spent a decade working as a sound engineer and mixer. His work during this period included films like Michael Apted's "Bring On The Night," a 1985 documentary about rock superstar Sting's move from The Police's new wave rock into a jazz-influenced solo career, and Robert Altman's 1987's screen adaptation of Christopher Durang's black-humored farce "Beyond Therapy." Lioret moved into auteurdom with 1993's "Lost In Transit," which he directed and co-wrote with screenwriter Michel Ganz. A comedy-drama about a traveling businessman (Jean Rochefort) who loses his passport and becomes stranded in a Kafkaesque no man's land with a band of fellow airport refugees, the film comments subtly on the topic of illegal immigration. Lioret returned to that theme with the sober art-house hit "Welcome" in 2009, telling the story of a teenage Kurdish refugee from Iraq (Firat Ayverdi) whose cross-European journey lands him in the coastal city of Calais, France, at a time of increasing governmental and societal pressure on illegal immigrants. Along with his more politically-minded films, Lioret has also written and directed popular French hits like the dysfunctional-family drama "Don't Worry, I'm Fine," the romantic comedy "Mademoiselle," and the tearjerker "The Light."

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Coast to Coast (2004)
2.
 New York Minute (2004)
3.
 Comfort and Joy (2003)
4.
 Ginger Snaps (2001) Nurse Ferry
5.
 Club Land (2001)
6.
 Mr. Headmistress (1998) Waitress
7.
 On the 2nd Day of Christmas (1997) Woman In Store
9.
 Tommy Boy (1995)
10.
 Johnny and Clyde (1995) Mrs Hathaway
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