Born in Dombasle-sur-Meurthe in Alsace-Lorraine in 1962. A novelist, he worked as a grammar school teacher, taught disabled children, and at a prison in Nancy for eleven years. His book, "Le bruit des trousseaux", was based on his experiences at this institution. A lecturer in cultural anthropology and literature at Nancy University II, in 2004 he joined the publishing house Stock, for which he is currently editing a series of books on the topic of wine entitled "Ecrivins". After several screenplays, "Il Y A Longtemps Que Je T"Aime", marks his debut as a director.
Source: 58. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)