Robin Campillo

Robin Campillo (French: [ʁɔbɛ̃ kɑ̃pijɔ]; born 16 August 1962) is a Moroccan-born French screenwriter, editor and film director. He is known for his work on films such as The Class (2008), Heading South (2005), the French zombie film They Came Back (2004), Eastern Boys (2013), and Time Out (2001), the latter of which was placed at ninety-nine on Slant Magazine's best films of the 2000s, number nine of The Guardian's Best Films of the noughties, and number eleven at The A.V. Club's top fifty films of the 2000s.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7] In 2017, he released 120 BPM (Beats per Minute) which received mass acclaim and went on to garner many awards, including the Grand Prix and 2017 César Award for Best Film.

Robin Campillo
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Campillo in 2003
Born (1962-08-16) 16 August 1962 (age 58)
OccupationScreenwriter, film editor, director
Years active1997–present


Year Title Credited as Notes
Director Screenwriter Editor
1997 Les Sanguinaires Yes
1999 Human Resources Yes
2001 Time Out Yes Yes Nominated—European Film Award for Best Screenwriter
2003 Who Killed Bambi? Yes
2004 They Came Back Yes Yes Yes Fantasporto - Best Director
Fantasporto - Grand Prize of European Fantasy Film in Silver
2005 Heading South Yes Yes
2008 The Class Yes Yes César Award for Best Adaptation
Nominated—César Award for Best Editing
Nominated—Lumières Award for Best Screenplay
Nominated—Prix Jacques Prévert du Scénario for Best Adaptation
2012 Foxfire Yes Yes
2013 Eastern Boys Yes Yes Yes International Festival of Independent Cinema PKO Off Camera - Kraków Film Award
Santa Barbara International Film Festival - Best International Film Award
Venice Film Festival - Horizons Award for Best Film
Nominated—César Award for Best Film
Nominated—César Award for Best Director
Nominated—Louis Delluc Prize for Best Film
Nominated—Prix Jacques Prévert du Scénario for Best Original Screenplay
2014 Return to Ithaca Yes
2015 Disorder Yes Script consultant
2015 Suite armoricaine Yes Script consultant
2016 Planetarium Yes
2017 120 BPM (Beats per Minute) Yes Yes Cannes Film Festival - Grand Prix
César Award for Best Film
César Award for Best Original Screenplay
César Award for Best Editing
San Sebastian Film Festival - Sebastiane Award
Lumières Award for Best Film
Lumières Award for Best Director
Lumières Award for Best Screenplay
Nominated—César Award for Best Director


  1. ^ "The best films of the '00s". The A.V. Club. Retrieved October 8, 2011.
  2. ^ "They Came Back". The New York Times.
  3. ^ Hoberman, J. (2005-03-15). "In This World". The Village Voice.
  4. ^ Screenrush
  5. ^ The New York Times
  6. ^ "100 Best Films of the Noughties". The Guardian. London. December 17, 2009. Retrieved December 20, 2010.
  7. ^ "Best of the Aughts: Film". Slant Magazine. Retrieved February 10, 2010.

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