Claude Lelouch Biography (1937-)

Full name, Claude Barruck Joseph Lelouch; born October 30, 1937, in Paris, France; son of Simon and Charlotte (maiden name, Abeilard) Lelouch; married Christine Cochet, 1968 (divorced); married Marie-Sophie Pochat; children: (firstmarriage) one son, two daughters; (second marriage) three.

Nationality
French
Gender
Male
Occupation
Director, producer, screenwriter
Birth Details
October 30, 1937
Paris, France

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Work
  • Producer, director, and editor, Le Mal du siecle, 1953
  • Producer, director, and editor, USA en vrac, 1953
  • Producer, director, cinematographer, and editor, Quand le rideau se leve (also known as When the Curtain Rises), 1957
  • Producer, director, and editor, La Guerre du silence, 1959
  • Producer, director, and editor, Les Mecaniciens de l'armee de l'air, 1959
  • Producer, director, and editor, S.O.S. Helicoptere, 1959
  • Producer and director, Le propre de l'homme (also known as The Right of Man), 1960
  • Director, cinematographer, and editor, L'Amour avec des si (also known as Avec des si ...), 1962
  • Producer and director, 24 heures d'amant, 1964
  • Producer and director, La Femme spectacle (also known as NightWomen and Paris in the Raw), 1964, released in the United States by Olympic International, 1967
  • Producer, director, and editor (with Claude Barrois), Une fille et desfusils (also known as To Be a Crook), 1965, released in the United States by International/Comet, 1967
  • Producer, director, and cinematographer, Les Grands moments, 1965
  • Producer and director, Jean-Paul Belmondo, 1965
  • Producer and director, Pour un Maillot Jaune, 1965
  • Producer, director, cinematographer, and editor (with Barrois and G. Boisser), Un homme et une femme (also known as A Man and a Woman),Allied Artists, 1966
  • Director, camera operator, and editor, Vivre pour vivre (also known as Live for Life and Vivere per vivere), United Artists/Lopert, 1967
  • Codirector, Loin de Vietnam (also known as Far from Vietnam), 1967, released in the United States by New Yorker, 1968
  • Producer (with Alexandre Mnouchkine and Georges Dancigers), Les Gauloises bleues, 1968, released in the United States by Lopert, 1969
  • Director (with Francois Reichenbach), 13 jours en France (also known as Grenoble; documentary), 1968, released in the United States by United Productions of America, 1969
  • Director, La Vie, l'amour, la mort (also known as Life LoveDeath and La vita, l'amore, la morte), Lopert, 1969
  • Director and cinematographer, Un homme qui me plait (also known asAgain a Love Story, Love Is a Funny Thing, A Man I Like, Histoire d'aimer, and Un tipo chimi place), 1969, released in the United States by United Artists, 1970
  • Director and cinematographer, Le Voyou (also known as The Crook, Simon the Swiss, and Voyou), United Artists, 1971
  • Director and cinematographer, Smic, Smac, Smoc, Films 13, 1971
  • Producer, Ca' n'arrive qu'aux autres (also known as It Only Happens to Others), GSF, 1971
  • Director and cinematographer (with Jean Collomb), L'Aventure c'est l'aventure (also known as Adventure Is Adventure, Money, Money, Money, and L'avventura e l'avventura), Films 13,1972
  • Director, "The Losers," in Visions of Eight (also known as Olympic Visions; documentary), Cinema V, 1973
  • Producer, director, and cinematographer (with Collomb), La Bonne annee (also known as The Good Year, Happy New Year, The HappyNew Year Caper, and Una donna e una canaglia), Films 13, 1973
  • Director and camera operator, Mariage (also known as Marriage), Films 13, 1974
  • Director and camera operator, Toute une vie (also known as AndNow My Love, A Lifetime, and Tutta una vita), CFDC, 1974, released in the United States by Avco-Embassy, 1975
  • Director and cinematographer, Le Bon et les mechants (also known as The Good and the Bad and The Good Guy and the Bad Guys), Films 13, 1975
  • Producer, director, and cinematographer Le Chat et la souris (alsoknown as Cat and Mouse and Seven Suspects for Murder), Films 13, 1975, released in the United States by Quartet, 1978
  • Producer and director, Si c'etait a refaire (also known as If I Had to Do It All over Again, If It Were to Do over Again, andSecond Chance), United Artists, 1976
  • Producer and director, Rendez-vous, 1977
  • Director, Another Man, Another Chance (also known as Another Man, Another Woman and Un autre homme, un autre chance), United Artists, 1977
  • Executive producer, Moliere, Gades Film International/United Artists/Films 13, 1978
  • Producer, director, and camera operator, Robert et Robert (also known as Robert and Robert), AMLF/Films 13, 1978
  • Producer, Alors, heureux?, Films 13, 1979
  • Producer, director, and camera operator, A nous deux (also known as An Adventure for Two and Us Two), AMLF, 1979
  • Director, Un apres-midi avec les moteurs, 1979
  • Director, Il a besoin, 1981
  • Producer and director, Les Uns et les autres (also known as Bolero and Within Memory), Sharp Features, 1981, released in the United States by Double, 1982
  • Producer and director, Edith et Marcel (also known as Edith andMarcel), Films 13/Parafrance, 1982, released in the United States by Miramax, 1984
  • Producer and director, Viva la vie! (also known as Long Live Life!), Union Generale Cinematographique, 1984
  • Producer and director, Partir revenir (also known as DepartingReturn and Going and Coming Back), Films 13/Union Generale Cinematographique, 1985
  • Producer and director, Un homme et une femme: Vingt ans deja (alsoknown as A Man and a Woman: Twenty Years Later), Warner Bros., 1986
  • Producer and director, Attention Bandits (also known as Bandits, Warning,and Les Nouveau bandits), JP2A Audiovisuel/GrangeCommunications/Films 13/AAA, 1987
  • Producer (with Jean-Paul Belmondo) and director, Itineraire d'un enfant gate (also known as Itinerary of a Spoiled Child, Der Gluckspilz, and Loewe), AFMD/JP2A Audiovisuel, 1988
  • Producer and director, Il y a des jours ... et des lunes (also known as There Were Days and Moons), 1990
  • Producer and director, La Belle histoire (also known as The Beautiful Story), 1992
  • Producer, director, and cinematographer, Tout ca ... pour ca! (also known as All That ... for This?!), 1993
  • Producer, Le Voleur et la menteuse, 1993
  • Producer, director, and cinematographer, Les Miserables (also known as Les Miserables du vingtieme siecle), 1995
  • Director, Lumiere et compagnie (also known as Lumiere and Company and Lumiere y compania), 1995
  • Producer, director, and cinematographer, Hommes, femmes, mode d'emploi (also known as Men, Women: A User's Manual), Gala Films,1996
  • Producer and director, Hasards ou coincidences (also known as Chance or Coincidence), UGC-Fox Distribution, 1998
  • Producer, director, and cinematographer, Une pour toutes (also known as One 4 All), Bac Films, 1999
  • Film Appearances
  • Claude, Le Propre de l'homme (also known as The Right of Man), 1960
  • Metteur en scene, Confidences pour confidences (also known as Confidences for Confidences), Exportation Francaise Cinematographique, 1979
  • Man on train, Happy New Year, Columbia, 1987
  • Une pour toutes (also known as One 4 All), Bac Films, 1999
  • Television Appearances
  • Belmondo, le magnifique, 1996
  • WRITINGS
  • Screenplays, Except Where Indicated
  • Le Mal du siecle (short film), 1953
  • USA en vrac, 1953
  • Quand le rideau se leve (also known as When the Curtain Rises), 1957
  • La Guerre du silence, 1959
  • Les Mecaniciens de l'armee de l'air, 1959
  • S.O.S. Helicoptere, 1959
  • Le Propre de l'homme (also known as The Right of Man),1960
  • 24 heures d'amant, 1964
  • La Femme spectacle (also known as Night Women and Parisin the Raw), 1964, released in the United States by Olympic International, 1967
  • Les Grands moments, 1965
  • Jean-Paul Belmondo, 1965
  • Pour un Maillot Jaune, 1965
  • (With Pierre Uytterhoeven) Une fille et des fusils (also known asTo Be a Crook), 1965, released in the United States by International/Comet, 1967
  • (With Uytterhoeven) Un homme et une femme (also known as A Manand a Woman), Allied Artists, 1966
  • (With Uytterhoeven) Vivre pour vivre (also known as Live for Life and Vivere per vivere), United Artists/Lopert, 1967
  • (With Uytterhoeven and Francois Reichenbach) 13 jours en France (also known as Grenoble; documentary), 1968, released in the United States by United Productions of America, 1969
  • (With Uytterhoeven) La Vie, l'amour, la morte (also known as Life Love Death and La vita, l'amore, la morte), Lopert, 1969
  • (With Uytterhoeven) Un homme qui me plait (also known as Againa Love Story, Love Is a Funny Thing, A Man I Like, Histoire d'aimer, and Un tipo chimi place), 1969, released in the United States by United Artists, 1970
  • (With Uytterhoeven) Le Voyou (also known as The Crook, Simon the Swiss, and Voyou), United Artists, 1971
  • Smic, Smac, Smoc, Films 13, 1971
  • L'Aventure c'est l'aventure (also known as Adventure Is Adventure, Money, Money, Money, and L'avventura e l'avventura), Films 13, 1972
  • (With Uytterhoeven) La Bonne annee (also known as The Good Year, Happy New Year, The Happy New Year Caper, and Una donna e una canaglia), Films 13, 1973
  • "The Losers" in Visions of Eight (also known as Olympic Visions; documentary), Cinema V, 1973
  • (With Uytterhoeven) Toute une vie (also known as And Now My Love, A Lifetime, and Tutta una vita), CFDC, 1974, released inthe United States by Avco-Embassy, 1975
  • (With Uytterhoeven) Mariage (also known as Marriage), Films13, 1974
  • Le Bon et les mechants (also known as The Good and the Badand The Good Guy and the Bad Guys), Films 13, 1975
  • Le Chat et la souris (also known as Cat and Mouse and Seven Suspects for Murder), Films 13, 1975, released in the United States by Quartet, 1978
  • Si c'etait a refaire (also known as If I Had to Do It All Over Again, If It Were to Do Over Again, and Second Chance),United Artists, 1976
  • Another Man, Another Chance (also known as Another Man, AnotherWoman and Un autre homme, un autre chance), United Artists, 1977
  • Robert et Robert (also known as Robert and Robert), AMLF/Films 13, 1978
  • A nous deux (also known as An Adventure for Two and Us Two), AMLF, 1979
  • Il a besoin, 1981
  • Les Uns et les autres (also known as Bolero and Within Memory), Sharp Features, 1981, released in the United States by Double, 1982
  • (With Uytterhoeven and Gilles Durieux) Edith et Marcel (also knownas Edith and Marcel), Films 13/Parafrance, 1982, released in the United States by Miramax, 1984
  • (With Jerome Tonnerre) Viva la vie! (also known as Long Live Life!), Union Generale Cinematographique, 1984
  • (With Uytterhoeven, Tonnerre, and Julie Pavesi) Partir revenir (also known as Departing Return and Going and Coming Back), Films13/Union Generale Cinematographique, 1985
  • (With Uytterhoeven, Monique Lange, and Tonnerre) Un homme et une femme: Vingt ans deja (also known as A Man and a Woman: Twenty Years Later), Warner Bros., 1986
  • (With Uytterhoeven) Attention Bandits (also known as Bandits, Warning, and Les Nouveau bandits), JP2A Audiovisuel/Grange Communications/Films 13/AAA, 1987
  • Itineraire d'un enfant gate (also known as Itinerary of a Spoiled Child, Der Gluckspilz, and Loewe; based on a story by Lelouch), AFMD/JP2A Audiovisuel, 1988
  • Il y a des jours ... et des lunes (also known as There Were Days and Moons), 1990
  • Dialogue writer, La Belle histoire (also known as The BeautifulStory), 1992
  • Tout ca ... pour ca! (also known as All That ... for This?!), 1993
  • (And composer) Les Miserables (also known as Les Miserables duvingtieme siecle), 1995
  • Hommes, femmes, mode d'emploi (also known as Men, Women: AUser's Manual), Gala Films, 1996
  • Hasards ou coincidences (also known as Chance or Coincidence), UGC-Fox Distribution, 1998
  • Une pour toutes (also known as One 4 All; based on a storyby Lelouch), Bac Films, 1999
  • Other Writings
  • (With Yonnick) Ma vie pour un film (autobiography), Flot (Paris),1986
  • Contributor to periodicals, including Avant-Scene du Cinema.

Further Reference

ADAPTATIONS

  • The film Happy New Year, released by Columbia in 1987, is based on Lelouch's earlier screenplay Le Bonne annee.
OTHER SOURCES
    Books:
    • International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers, Volume 2: Directors, St. James Press (Detroit, MI), 1996.

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