Jean-Francois Richet is a French screenwriter, director, and producer, born on July 2, 1966 in Paris. He grew up in Meaux, a suburb east of Paris.
État des lieux (1995) – named at the César Awards 1996 in the Best Debut category.
Ma 6-T va crack-er (1997) – a film which caricatures(?) gang warfare.
Assault on Precinct 13 (2005) – an action/thriller starring Ethan Hawke, Laurence Fishburne, John Leguizamo, Maria Bello, Ja Rule, and Drea de Matteo. It is a loose remake of John Carpenter’s 1976 film of the same name, with an updated plot.
Mesrine (2008) – featuring Vincent Cassel as Jacques Mesrine, co-starring Gérard Depardieu, Mathieu Amalric and Cécile de France. The movie (an adaptation of L’Instinct de mort) is being released in two parts, the first L’instinct de mort (English title: Killer Instinct) was released in France on October 22, 2008 and the second part L’Ennemi public n°1 (English title: Public Enemy No. 1) was released in French… read more
Laurence Fishburne and Maria Bello save this film from total oblivion. I still don't understand how, at the end of the film, the characters manage to leave an industrial urban zone and enter a deep forest in 5 seconds. A DVD zone "Wake up, directors of the world. Hollywood is not able to deliver original screenplays and movies anymore."