Frederic Auburtin

Frederic Auburtin (born 4 July 1962) is a French director, writer, actor and producer.

Life and career

Frederic Auburtin was born and grew up in Marseille, where he studied music (piano, drums) and literature before turning to the cinema in the early 80s. He made his debut as an assistant director in the film Rouge midi , directed by Robert Guédiguian .

In the 80s and 90s he worked as an assistant director in several movies and with several directors, including Maurice Pialat ( Under the Sun of Satan ), Luigi Comencini ( La Boheme ), Richard Heffron ( The French Revolution ), Bertrand Blier ( Thanks life ), Jean-Jacques Annaud ( The Lover ), Claude Berri ( Germinal and Lucie Aubrac ), Jean-Paul Rappeneau ( The Horseman on the Roof ) and Randall Wallace (The Man in the Iron Mask ).

In 1999, he debuted as a director, co-directing A bridge between two shores with Gerard Depardieu , from which he also composed the soundtrack. During the 2000s he kept directing mostly for television, but also directed movies, including San-Antonio (2004) and Very Special Envoys (2009) . In 2006, he co-directed (again with Depardieu) the segment “Latin Quarter”, written and starred by Gena Rowlands with Ben Gazzara and Gerard Depardieu, in the highly acclaimed movie Paris, I love you . [1] [2]

In 2014, he is widely known for directing the infamous movie United Passions . The film is the world’s governing body of association football, International Federation of Football Association , and was ninety-percent funded by them. In the United States of America, the world of corruption in the box office ($ 918 in its opening weekend) [3] and the overwhelming dislike of critics around the world. [4] It’s now regarded one of the worst movies ever made [5]and all the actors and Auburtin himself regarded the film “disaster”. [6]


Assistant Director

  • Red midday (1985) (third assistant director)
  • The Fugitives (1986) (third assistant director)
  • Under the Sun of Satan (1987) (second assistant director)
  • La Bohème (1988) (second assistant director)
  • The French Revolution (1989) (second assistant director)
  • The Girl of the Hills (1990) (first assistant director)
  • Thank you Life (1991) (second unit director)
  • The Lover (1992) (first assistant director)
  • Germinal (1993) (first assistant director)
  • The Horseman on the Roof (1995) (first assistant director)
  • Lucie Aubrac (1997) (first assistant director)
  • The Man in the Iron Mask (1998) (first assistant director)


  • A bridge between two shores (1999)
  • Palace Boulevard (TV Series) (1 episode) (2001)
  • Volpone (TV Movie) (2003)
  • San Antonio (2004)
  • Paris, I love you (2006) (segment “Latin Quarter”)
  • Life at a (TV Movie) (2008)
  • Very Special Envoys (2009)
  • The worst week of my life (TV Series) (2 episodes) (2010-2011)
  • United Passions (2014)


  • Under the Sun of Satan (1987)
  • A love of too much (1989)
  • The Lover (1992)
  • The secret of Polichinelle (1997)


  • Boulevard du Palais (TV Series) (1999)
  • Paris, I love you (2006)
  • United Passions (2014)


  • A bridge between two shores (1999)
  • Volpone (TV Movie) (2003)
  • Life at a (TV Movie) (2008)

Production Manager

  • Manon of the sources (1986) (unit manager)
  • Jean de Florette (1986) (unit manager)

Editorial Department

  • Paris, I love you (2006) (editorial supervisor)


  • Very special envoys (“One euro for our hostages”) (2009)


  • A day in the life of French cinema (TV Movie documentary) (2002)


  1. Jump up^ “Paris I love you” .
  2. Jump up^ “Paris, I love you” .
  3. Jump up^ “Box Office: FIFA Movie ‘United Passions’ Bombs in US’ .
  4. Jump up^ “United Passions” .
  5. Jump up^ “United Passions” .
  6. Jump up^ Lee, Benjamin (17 June 2015). “Fifa movie director calls his film ‘a disaster ‘ ” – via

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