Impassioned with cinema and literature, Marc Esposito was among the founding fathers of the magazine Première in 1976 and became its editor-in-chief. Ten years later, he leaves the magazine in order to launch Studio Magazine. In parallel to his career as a journalist, he directs a short feature L'Homme qui pleurait tous les matins (1989), and a documentary about his friend Patrick Dewaere which was selected at the Cannes festival in 1992. The following year, Marc Esposito leaves Studio Magazine in order to devote himself entirely to the development of short video projects about Bertrand Blier and Julien Clerc .
He then applies himself to writing in various forms. He writes a novel, Toute la beauté du monde, (which he’ll adapt as a film in 2006), then co-writes the script L'Envol (1998), a dramatic comedy directed by Steve Suissa . In 2002, he officially inaugurates his career as a director with his first fictional work, Le Coeur des hommes , a ‘buddy film’ chronicling the lives of four men ( Jean-Pierre Darroussin , Bernard Campan , Gérard Darmon et Marc Lavoine ) overwhelmed by their complex romantic situations. The film is enthusiastically received and in 2007 Marc Esposito reassembles the cast for a sequel film which meets the same popular success. In 2009, he plays himself in Le Plus beau métier du monde , a documentary about the world of cinema, and the same year he directs his fifth feature Mon pote , a dramatic comedy in the same vein as his earlier films that focus on male camaraderie, starring Edouard Baer et Benoît Magimel .
Benoît Magimel’s Biography
Landing his first role at the age of 14, as « Momo » Groseille in Étienne Chatiliez , La vie est un long fleuve tranquille , Benoît Magimel turned to acting full-time at the age of 16. One of France’s most sought after talents - not only by the great masters (Téchiné, Chabrol) but by the directorial and literary vanguard (Kassovitz, Dahan, Houellebecq, Siri) - in 2001, he received the award for best actor at Cannes for his role in Michael Haneke’s La Pianiste. Versatile, intensely physical and disarmingly intimate, Benoît Magimel is equally at ease playing France’s great poet Alfred de Musset (in Kurys’ Les Enfants du siècle) as he is playing king Louis the XVI th (in Gérard Corbiau Le Roi danse), a closeted homosexual father and husband (in Guillaume Canet’s Les Petits Mouchoirs) or an ex-convict in Marc Esposito’s Mon Pote.
Edouard Baer’s Biography
Edouard Baer enrolled at the age of 18 in the Cours Florent under the instruction of the actress and director Isabelle Nanty. After working on a series of popular radio and television shows, he wrote, directed and starred in his first film La Bostellas in 2000 and in 2004, directed his second feature Akoibon in which he featured opposite stage and screen legend Jean Rochefort. After television, he turned to film, working under Claude Miller in La Chambre des magiciennes (2000) and Betty Fisher et autres histoires (2001), Isabelle Nanty in Le Bison (2002), Bertrand Blier in Combien tu m’aimes ? (2005), Tonie Marshall in Passe-passe (2007), as well as in Alain Resnais’ latest film L es Herbes folles (2009). His play Miam Miam which was nominated for a Molière, was selected for national broadcast in August 2010 and in 2011 he will star in Marjane Satrapi’s adaptation of her comic book Poulet aux prunes as well as become the new face of Asterix in God Save Britannia.