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Olivier Nakache (born 15 April 1973) and Éric Toledano (born 3 July 1971) are French filmmakers, best known for directing the films Those Happy Days and The Intouchables.

Olivier Nakache & Éric Toledano
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Olivier Nakache
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Éric Toledano
Born (1973-04-15) 15 April 1973 (age 46)
(1971-07-03) 3 July 1971 (age 48)
OccupationFilmmakers
Years active1995–present

Early lifeEdit

Olivier Nakache was born to Jewish migrant parents from Algeria. His sister is actress and director Géraldine Nakache.

Éric Toledano was born to Jewish migrant parents from Morocco.[1][2]

CareerEdit

Nakache and Toledano collaborated several times before directing The Intouchables (2011), which became one of the greatest box office successes in French film history[3] and for which they were nominated for several awards, including three Cesar Awards. They have collaborated several times with actor Omar Sy, most recently with the 2014 film Samba. They will be releasing a new movie in 2019 called The Specials starring Vincent Cassel and Reda Kateb[4]

FilmographyEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1995 Le jour et la nuit Director & writer Short
1999 Les petits souliers Director & writer Short
Paris Film Festival - Best Short Film
La part de l'ombre Director Short
Paris Film Festival - Best Short Film
2002 Ces jours heureux Director & writer Short
2005 Let's Be Friends Director & writer Nominated - Golden Goblet Award for Best Feature Film
2006 Those Happy Days Director, writer & actor Alpe d'Huez International Comedy Film Festival - Audience Award
2009 Tellement proches Director & writer Alpe d'Huez International Comedy Film Festival - Youth Jury Award
2011 The Intouchables Director & writer African-American Film Critics Association - Best Foreign Language Film
Japan Academy Prize for Outstanding Foreign Language Film
Black Film Critics Circle Awards - Best Foreign Film
Black Reel Award for Outstanding Foreign Film
Grande Prêmio do Cinema Brasileiro - Best Foreign-Language Film
Czech Lion Award - Best Foreign Language Film
David di Donatello for Best European Film
FICE - Federazione Italiana Cinema d'Essai - Best Foreign Film
Florida Film Critics Circle Award for Best Foreign Language Film
Globes de Cristal Award for Best Film
Goya Award for Best European Film
NAACP Image Award for Outstanding International Motion Picture
Melbourne International Film Festival - Most Popular Feature Film
Nantucket Film Festival - Best Feature
National Board of Review Award for Top Five Best Foreign Language Film
North Texas Film Critics Association - Best Foreign Language Film
Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Foreign Language Film
Rembrandt Award for Best International Film
Sant Jordi Award for Best Foreign Film
Sarajevo Film Festival - Best Feature Film
Satellite Award for Best Foreign Language Film
Southeastern Film Critics Association Award for Best Foreign Language Film
St. Louis Film Critics Association - Best Foreign Language Film
Tokyo International Film Festival - Tokyo Grand Prix
Wisconsin Film Festival - Best Narrative Feature
Nominated - Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film
Nominated - BAFTA Award for Best Film not in the English Language
Nominated - Amanda Award - Best Foreign Feature Film
Nominated - Awards Circuit Community Awards - Best Foreign Language Film
Nominated - Black Reel Award for Outstanding Film
Nominated - Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Foreign Language Film
Nominated - Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Foreign Language Film
Nominated - Cinema Writers Circle Awards - Best Foreign Film
Nominated - César Award for Best Original Screenplay
Nominated - César Award for Best Director
Nominated - César Award for Best Film
Nominated - Dallas–Fort Worth Film Critics Association - Best Foreign Language Film
Nominated - Denver Film Critics Society - Best Foreign Language Film
Nominated - European Film Academy People's Choice Award for Best European Film
Nominated - European Film Award for Best Screenwriter
Nominated - European Film Award for Best Film
Nominated - Gaudí Award for Best European Film
Nominated - Gold Derby Award for Foreign Language Film
Nominated - Houston Film Critics Society - Best Foreign Language Film
Nominated - Lumières Award for Best Film
Nominated - North Carolina Film Critics Association - Best Foreign Language Film
Nominated - Online Film & Television Association Award for Best Foreign Language Film
Nominated - Polish Academy Award for Best European Film
Nominated - San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Foreign Language Film
Nominated - Satellite Award for Best Original Screenplay
Nominated - Vancouver Film Critics Circle - Best Foreign Language Film
Nominated - Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Foreign Language Film
2014 Samba Director & writer Nominated - Black Reel Award for Outstanding Foreign Film
Nominated - European Film Academy People's Choice Award for Best European Film
2017 C'est la vie ! Director & writer Nominated - César Award for Best Original Screenplay
2019 The Specials Director & writer

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache - The Intouchables Interview. 6:30. 22 May 2012. Retrieved 3 February 2019.
  2. ^ https://www.timesofisrael.com/chart-topping-french-film-directors-in-town-for-festival/
  3. ^ Bosio, Alice (9 January 2012). "Intouchables réussira-t-il à battre les Ch'tis ?". Le Figaro (in French). Retrieved 17 October 2013.
  4. ^ Keslassy, Elsa; Keslassy, Elsa (2019-01-18). "Olivier Nakache, Eric Toledano's 'The Specials' Already a Gaumont Sales Hit (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved 2019-04-23.

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