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Pierre Guffroy

Pierre Guffroy



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Birth Place: Paris, FR Profession: Art Director ...


Cast (feature film)

Envers du decors: portrait de Pierre Guffroy, L' (1991)
Portrait of the internationally acclaimed production designer, Pierre Guffroy.

Art Director (feature film)

588 Rue Paradis (1992) as Art Direction
An Armenian playwright finds success in his profession at the expense of his ethnic and familial ties.
Twist Again a Moscou (1986) as Art Direction
L'argent (1983) as Art Direction
A young man innocently passes a counterfeit 500-franc bill in a photographer''s shop, which leads to his arrest. Branded a criminal, he turns to crime and destruction.
I Love You (1980) as Art Direction
Tess (1979)
A simple country girl is torn between the honest farmer who loves her and a corrupt nobleman.
That Obscure Object of Desire (1977) as Art Director
Just after boarding a train, much to the surprise of his fellow passengers, a young man pours a bucket of water over a young girl on the platform. Over the next few hours he explains (and we see in flashback) how he became obsessed by her (so much so that he failed to notice that she was played by two different actresses, representing different sides of her personality), and how she tantalised him, but would never allow him to satisfy his desire for her...
Mado (1976)
Tenant, The (1976)
A quiet and inconspicuous man (Trelkovsky) rents an apartment in France where the previous tenant committed suicide, and begins to suspect his landlord and neighbors are trying to subtly change him into the last tenant so that he too will kill himself.
Que la fete commence... (1975) as Art Direction
France, 1719. Louis 14th died four years ago, Philippe d'Orleans is the regent. He is a liberal and a libertine. His right-hand man, Dubois, an atheistic and cupid priest, as libertine as Philippe, tries to take advantage of a little rebellion lead by a Breton squire (Pontallec) and of the famine to become archbishop... Description of the life of the court in this period of transition where the French Revolution smoulders.
Les Mal Partis (1975) as Art Direction
Paul et Michelle (1974) as Art Direction
Paul and Michelle are two teenagers in love who deceide to live their love far away from their families. But the things become difficult when Michelle gets pregnant and is about to give birth to a child.
Phantom of Liberty, The (1974)
One of Luis Bunuel's most free-form and purely Surrealist films, consisting of a series of only vaguely related episodes - most famously, the dinner party scene where people sit on lavatories round a dinner table on, occasionally retiring to a little room to eat.
Gifle, La (1974) as Art Direction
Race des "Seigneurs," La (1973) as Art Direction
Les Granges Brulees (1973)
The body of a young woman is discovered near a farm. The judge Larcher is in charge and thinks that the farmers (Rose and Pierre) have a link with the murder.
Cesar et Rosalie (1972) as Art Direction
Rosalie is amicably divorced, dividing her time between her mother's house, with her siblings and small daughter, and César's. He's self made, a scrap iron king, outgoing, amiable, in love with her. Enter David, an artist and Rosalie's flame before her marriage. In a quiet, brooding way, he seeks to reclaim Rosalie. César's jealous outbursts and attempts at cunning backfire and send Rosalie into David's arms. César keeps trying: he buys Rosalie's childhood seaside vacation home as a gift, wins her back, then must ask David to join them so Rosalie will be happy. When Rosalie discovers César and David's complicity, she again asserts her freedom, leaving the men alone together.
Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972) as Art Direction
A group of friends fail repeatedly in their efforts to share a dinner.
And Hope to Die (1972) as Art Director
A French criminal moves to Canada where he joins a gang who intend to kidnap a crimelord's mentally challenged daughter. When they do kidnap the girl she accidentally dies, but the group continue with their plan as nothing has gone wrong.
Bof! L'Anatomie d'un livreur (1971) as Art Direction
Mouchette (1970) as Art Director
A neglected girl in rural France gets mixed up with a murderous poacher.
Rider on the Rain (1970) as Art Director
A beautiful young woman in the South of France is stalked by, then raped by, a mysterious masked assailant. She shoots him dead soon afterwards and dumps his corpse in the sea. Later, an American investigator turns up, and to her horror he seems to know everything about what she has done......
The Milky Way (1969) as Art Director
Two hobos leave Paris for a pilgrimage to a Spanish shrine. Along the way, they meet different characters and engage in reflections about the Church and God.
Pierrot le fou (1968) as Art Director
A bored middle-class man takes off on a crime spree with an ex-girlfriend.
The Bride Wore Black (1968) as Art Director
A woman seeks revenge on the five men who murdered her fiance.
The Immoral Moment (1967) as Art Director
The Defector (1966) as Art Director
A shady CIA agent recruits an American physicist to help a Russian scientist defect.
Trois Chambres a Manhattan (1965)
A pair of French people, an ex-countess and an actor, meet in New York and fall in love.
Testament of Orpheus (1962) as Art Director
Outside time and reality, the experiences of a poet. The judgement of the young poet by Heurtebise and the Princess, the Gypsies, the palace of Pallas Athena, the spear of the Goddess which pierces the poet's heart, the temptation of the Sphinx, the flight of Oedipus and the final Assumption.
Bois des Amants, Le (1960) as Art Direction Assistant
Elevator to the Gallows (1958) as Asst art dir
A businessman kills his boss to cover up his affair with the man's wife.
Adventures of Arsene Lupin (1956) as Art Direction Assistant
A gentleman thief in the Paris of 1912 is involved in several robberies, falls for a beautiful Baroness and is kidnapped by the Kaiser.
Chantage (1955) as Art Direction Assistant
Reine Margot, La (1954)
In August of 1572, Paris celebrated the marriage of Marguerite de Valois, sister of King Charles IX and daughter of Catherine de Medicis, to Henri de Bourbon, the young king from Navarre. But court intrigues would soon undermine this political reconcilliation of Catholics and Protestants; Catherine
Affaire Maurizius, L' (1953) as Art Direction Assistant

Art Department (feature film)

588 Rue Paradis (1992) as Set Designer
An Armenian playwright finds success in his profession at the expense of his ethnic and familial ties.
Mayrig (1991) as Set Designer
Story about an Armenian family who arrive in France in 1921 and endure the pain and privations of exile in a foreign land.

Production Designer (feature film)

Portraits Chinois (1996)
Lies - to themselves and to others - are the common link between nine artistically inclined Parisian friends, whose personal and professional lives intersect over this two year period: Ada is English-born designer who works for the haute couture house of Rene Sandre and is living with Paul; Paul is
Death and the Maiden (1994) as Production Designer
On a stormy night, at a secluded beach house, somewhere in Latin America, a chance encounter with Dr. Roberto Miranda leads to an intense confrontation with Paulina Escobar who was subjected to systematic torture fifteen years ago and now believes that she may have found the man responsible. Once Mi
Giorgino (1994)
The tale of a handsome, young French lieutenant who, in October 1918, visits a creepy village in search of a group of retarded children he tended for before the war.
Valmont (1989) as Production Designer
A jealous widow and her former lover make a wager on seducing a newlywed in 18th century France.
Frantic (1988) as Production Designer
Harrison Ford plays a doctor caught in a web of intrigue and violence in Roman Polanski''s gripping suspense thriller "Frantic" (1988). When his wife disappears on a Paris vacation, Dr. Richard Walker (Ford) is thrust into a chaotic world of lies, drug dealers, espionage and murder. To rescue the woman he loves, he''ll have to become everything he hates. With Betty Buckley and Emmanuelle Seigner.
Unbearable Lightness of Being, The (1988)
During the 1968 Russian invasion of Czechoslovakia, a womanizer visiting the West must choose between freedom, or returning to his wife in Soviet-occupied Prague.
Max mon amour (1986)
A British diplomat's wife falls in love with a chimpanzee.
Pirates (1986)
Captain Thomas Bartholomew Red, a peg-legged British pirate, is captured by Don Alfonso, captain of the Spanish galleon Neptune. Eventually, Red causes the Neptune's crew to mutiny, abducts the niece of the governor of Maracaibo, and steals a golden Aztec throne from the Spaniards.
Hannah K (1983) as Production Designer
Tess (1979)
A simple country girl is torn between the honest farmer who loves her and a corrupt nobleman.

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