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Humbert Balsan

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Biography

Arcachon, Gironde, France
Born in 1954 into a wealthy family, Humbert Balsan started his career as a movie actor, his main claim to fame in this field being his performance as Gawain in Robert Bresson's Lancelot of the Lake (1974). But the young man soon gave up acting for production, a task in which he found an avid interest. From 1979 to his premature death in 2005, he imposed himself as a demanding producer, constantly privileging quality over profit. He helped several women directors to put their projects together; in this regard, Sandrine Veysset, Claire Denis,Brigitte Roüan owe him much. Read more...

Actor

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Character: Impresario's Friend

Quartet 1981

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Character: Maitre Doisneau

Le divorce 2003

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Character: Dr. Michel Philippot

L'adversaire 2002

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Character: The Auction - Maître Vicks

The Proprietor 1996

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Character: Insp. Martin

Les voleurs de la nuit 1984

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Character: Bertrand Meyrand

J'ai épousé une ombre 1983

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Character: Head of Protocol

Swann in Love 1984

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