Claude Chabrol Biography (1930-)

Born June 24, 1930, in Paris, France; son of Yves and Madeleine (Delarbre) Chabrol; married Agnes Marie-Madeleine Goute, June 26, 1952 (divorced); marriedColette Dacheville (an actress, under name Stephane Audran), December 4, 1964 (marriage ended); married Aurore Pajot; children: (first marriage) Jean-Yves, Mathieu; (second marriage) Thomas. Career: Director, writer, and actor. Cahiers du Cinema, film critic, 1953-57; Twentieth Century-Fox, Paris, France, public relations director, 1955; Ajym Films (production company), president, 1956-61. Awards, Honors: Silver Sail Award, best director, Locarno Film Festival, 1958, and Prix Jean Vigo, best short film, 1959, both for Le Beau Serge; Golden Berlin Bear Award, Berlin International Film Festival, 1959, for Les Cousins; Bodil Award, best European film,Bodil Festival, 1969, for Le Boucher; Golden Berlin Bear Award nomination, 1973, for Les Noces Rouges; Cesar Award nomination, best director, France's Academie des Arts et Techniques du Cinema, 1988, for Une Affaire de Femmes; Cesar Award nominations, best director and best French film, and Golden Lion Award nomination, Venice Film Festival, all 1995, for LaCeremonie; Golden Seashell Award and Silver Seashell Award, best director, San Sebastian International Film Festival, and Grand Jury Prize nomination, Los Angeles International Film Festival, all 1997, for Rien ne Va Plus; Golden Berlin Bear Award nomination, 1999, for Au Coeur du Mensonge. Addresses: Office: 15 Quai Conti, 75006 Paris, France.; Contact: c/o VMA, 40 rue Francois, 75008 Paris, France.

Nationality
French
Gender
Male
Occupation
Director, Writer, Actor
Birth Details
June 24, 1930
Paris, France

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Work
  • Director, Except Where Indicated
  • Producer, Le Coup de Berger, 1956
  • (And producer) Le Beau Serge (also known as Bitter Reunionand Handsome Serge), Ajym Films, 1958, released in the United States by United Motion Picture, 1959
  • (And producer) Les Cousins (also known as The Cousins), Ajym Films/Societe Francaise de Cinema, 1958, released in the United States by Films-around-the-World, 1959
  • Producer, Le Signe du Lion (also known as The Sign of Leo),1959
  • A Double Tour (also known as Web of Passion, Doppa Mandata, and Leda), Paris-Titanus, 1960, released in the United Statesby Times, 1961
  • Executive producer, Paris Nous Appartient (also known as ParisBelongs to Us and Paris Is Ours), Ajym Films/Films du Carrosse, 1960, released in the United States by Merlyn, 1962
  • Art director and technical advisor, A Bout de Souffle (also knownas Breathless), Societe Nouvelle de Cinema, 1960, released in the United States by Films-around-the-World, 1961
  • Les Bonnes Femmes (also known as The Girls, The Good Girls, and Donne Facili), Paris-Titanus, 1960, released in the UnitedStates by Harold Cornsweet, 1966
  • Producer, Les Jeux de l'Amour (also known as The Game of Love and The Love Game), 1960
  • Les Godelureaux, 1961
  • Supervisor, Ples v Dezju (also known as Dance in the Rain),1961
  • L'Oeil du Malin (also known as The Third Lover), Rome-ParisFilms, 1962, released in the United States by Atlantic, 1963
  • "L'Avarice" in Les Sept Peches Capitaux (also known as Seven Capital Sins, The Seven Deadly Sins, and I sette Pecati Capitali), Gibe/Franco- London/Titanus, 1962, released in the United States by Embassy, 1963
  • Landru (also known as Bluebeard), Rome-Paris Films, 1963, released in the United States by Embassy, 1963
  • Ophelia, Boreal Film, 1963, released in the United States by Trans-Lux Distributing, 1964
  • "Paris" in Les Plus Belles Escroqueries du Monde (also known as The Beautiful Swindlers, The World's Greatest Swindles, The World's Most Beautiful Swindlers, and Le Piu Belle Truffe del Mondo), 1964, released in the United States by Ellis/Continental Distributing, 1967
  • Le Tigre Aime la Chair Fraiche (also known as Code Name: Tiger and The Tiger Likes Fresh Blood), 1964
  • Director of linking sequences, La Chance et l'Amour, 1964
  • Le Tigre se Parfume a la Dynamite (also known as An Orchid forthe Tiger, The Tiger Uses Dynamite for Perfume, Le Tigre Profumata alla Dinamite, and El Tigre se Perfuma con Dinamita), 1965
  • Marie-Chantal contre le Docteur Kha (also known as Marie Chantal against Dr. Kha, Maria Chantal contra el Doctor Kha, and Marie Chantal contro il Dr. Kha), Rome-Paris Films/Dia/Mega and Magreb Unifilm, 1965
  • "La Muette" in Paris vu Par ... (also known as Six in Paris), Les Films du Losange, 1965, released in the United States by New Yorker, 1968
  • La Ligne de Demarcation (also known as The Line of Demarcation), Rome-Paris Films/Societe Nouvelle de Cinema, 1966
  • Technical adviser, Happening, 1966
  • Le Scandale (also known as The Champagne Murders), Universal France, 1967, released in the United States by Universal, 1968
  • La Route de Corinthe (also known as The Road to Corinth andWho's Got the Black Box?), Films la Boetie, 1967, released in the United States by RAF, 1970
  • Les Biches (also known as Bad Girls, The Does, The Girlfriends, and The Heterosexuals), Films la Boetie/Alexandra,1968, released in the United States by Jack H. Harris, 1968
  • La Femme Infidele (also known as The Unfaithful Wife), Films la Boetie/Cinegai, 1969, released in the United States by Allied Artists, 1969
  • Que la Bete Meure (also known as The Beast Must Die, Killer!, This Man Must Die, and Uccidero un Uomo), Films la Boetie/Rizzoli, 1969, released in the United States by Allied Artists, 1970
  • La Rupture (also known as The Breakup, All'ombra del Delitto, and Le Jour des Parques), Films la Boetie/Euro International/Cinevog, 1970
  • Le Boucher (also known as The Butcher and Il Tagliagole), Films la Boetie/Euro International, 1970, released in the United Statesby Cinerama, 1971
  • Technical adviser, Eglantine, CFDC/Union Generale Cinematographique, 1971
  • La Decade Prodigieuse (also known as Ten Days' Wonder), Films la Boetie, 1971, released in the United States by Levitt-Pickman, 1972
  • Juste avant la Nuit (also known as Just before Nightfall),Films la Boetie/Columbia/Cinegai, 1971, released in the United States by Libra, 1975
  • Docteur Popaul (also known as Doctor Popaul, High Heels, Scoundrel in White, and Trappola per un Lupo), CIC, 1972
  • Technical adviser, Piege a Pucelles, 1972
  • La Piege a Loup, 1972
  • Les Noces Rouges (also known as Red Wedding Night, Wedding in Blood, and L'Amico di Famiglia), Films la Boetie/Canaria Films, 1973, released in the United States by CIC, 1974
  • Une Partie de Plaisir (also known as Love Match, A Pieceof Pleasure, and Pleasure Party), Artificial Eye/Films la Boetie,1974
  • Nada (also known as The Nada Gang and Sterminate GruppoZero), Films la Boetie/Italian International Film, 1974, released in theUnited States by New Line Cinema, 1974
  • Les Innocents aux Mains Sales (also known as Dirty Hands, Innocents with Dirty Hands, Gli Innocenti dalli Mani Sporche, and Die Unschuldigen mit den Schmutzigen Haenden), Films la Boetie/New Line Cinema, 1975
  • Les Magiciens (also known as Death Rite, Initiation a laMorte, Profezia di un Delitto, and Die Schuldigen mit den Sauberen Haenden), 1976
  • Folies Bourgeoises (also known as The Twist, Twist,Pazzi Borghesi, and Die Verrueckten Reichen), Union General Cinematographique/Parafrance, 1976
  • Alice, ou la Derniere Fugue (also known as Alice and Alice, or the Last Escapade), Filmel/PHPG, 1976
  • Les Liens de Sang (also known as Blood Relatives and Blood Ties), Societe nouvelle de cinema, 1977
  • Violette Noziere (also known as Violette), Gaumont/New Yorker, 1978
  • Le Cheval d'Orgeuil (also known as Horse of Pride and The Proud Ones), Planfilm, 1979
  • Les Fantomes du Chapelier (also known as The Hatmaker and The Hatter's Ghost), Gaumont, 1982
  • Poulet au Vinaigre (also known as Cop au Vin), MK2/Virgin Vision, 1985
  • Inspecteur Lavardin (also known as Inspector Lavardin, andL'Inspecteur Lavardin ou la Justice), MK2/Artificial Eye, 1986
  • Le Cri du Hibou (also known as The Cry of the Owl), UnitedInternational, 1987
  • Masques (also known as Masks), Cannon Releasing/MK2, 1987
  • Une Affaire de Femmes (also known as Story of Women, Women's Affairs, and Women's Business), MK2, 1988, released in the United States by New Yorker, 1989
  • Docteur M. (also known as Club Extinction and Dr. M.), Prism Entertainment, 1990
  • Quiet Days in Clichy (also known as Giorni Felici a Clichy,Jours Tranquilles a Clichy, and Stille Tage in Clichy), 1990
  • Madame Bovary, Samuel Goldwyn, 1991
  • Betty, MK2, 1992
  • L'Oeil de Vichy (also known as The Eye of Vichy), 1993
  • L'Enfer (also known as Hell, Jealousy, and Torment), MK2, 1994
  • La Ceremonie (also known as The Ceremony, A Judgement inStone, Biester, and Blutiger Engel), MK2, 1995
  • Rien ne Va Plus (also known as The Swindle), New Yorker Films, 1997
  • Au Coeur du Mensonge (also known as The Color of Lies), MK2, 1999
  • Film Appearances
  • Les Jeux de l'Amour (also known as The Game of Love and The Love Game), 1959
  • Saint-Tropez Blues, 1960
  • Les Distractions, 1960
  • Man at party, Paris Nous Appartient (also known as Paris Belongs to Us and Paris Is Ours), Ajym Films/Films du Carrosse, 1960, released in the United States by Merlyn, 1962
  • Client in caf‚, Les Bonnes Femmes (also known as The Girls,The Good Girls, and Donne Facili), Paris-Titanus, 1960, released in the United States by Harold Cornsweet Productions, 1966
  • Les Menteurs (also known as The Liars), Mediterranee Cinema, 1961, released in the United States by Shawn International/Ellis, 1964
  • Les Godelureaux, 1961
  • "L'Avarice" in Les Sept Peches Capitaux (also known as Seven Capital Sins, The Seven Deadly Sins, and I Sette Pecati Capitali), Gibe/Franco- London/Titanus, 1962, released in the United States by Embassy, 1962
  • Drug store clerk, Marie-Chantal contre le Docteur Kha (also knownas Marie Chantal against Dr. Kha, Maria Chantal contra el Doctor Kha, and Marie Chantal conto il Dr. Kha), Rome-Paris Films/Dia/Megaand Magreb Unifilm, 1965
  • The husband, "La Muette" in Paris vu Par ... (also known as Sixin Paris), Les Films du Losange, 1965, released in the United States byNew Yorker, 1968
  • Les Durs a Cuire, 1964
  • The father, Le Tigre se Parfume a la Dynamite (also known as AnOrchid for the Tiger, The Tiger Uses Dynamite for Perfume, LaTigre Profumata alla Dinamite, and El Tigre se Perfuma con Dinamita), 1965
  • Uncle, Brigitte et Brigitte, 1965
  • Zoe Bonne, 1966
  • Alcibiades, La Route de Corinthe (also known as The Road to Corinth and Who's Got the Black Box?), Films la Boetie, 1967, released in the United States by RAF, 1970
  • The filmmaker, Les Biches (also known as Bad Girls, TheDoes, The Girlfriends, and The Heterosexuals), Films la Boetie/Alexandra, 1968, released in the United States by Jack H. Harris, 1968
  • La Femme Ecarlate, 1968
  • Et Crac!, 1969
  • Version Latine, 1969
  • Le Travail, 1969
  • La Rupture (also known as The Breakup, All'ombra del Delitto, and Le Jour des Parques), Films la Boetie/Euro International/Cinevog, 1970
  • Sortie de Secours, Adel Productions, 1970
  • Aussi Loin Que l'Amour (also known as As Far as Love Can Go), Columbia, 1971
  • Un Meurtre est un Meurtre (also known as A Murder Is a Murder), Planfilm, 1972
  • The Other Side of the Wind, 1972
  • Le Flipping, 1973
  • Man in publisher's office, Folies Bourgeoises (also known as The Twist, Twist, Pazzi Borghesi, and Die Verrueckten Reichen), Union Generale Cinematographique/Parafrance, 1976
  • Metteur en scene, L'Animal (also known as The Animal and Stuntwoman), Roissy/AMLF, 1977
  • Les Folies d'Elodie (also known as The Naughty Blue Knickers), New Realm Distributors, 1981
  • Theodore Lyssenko, Polar, Films Noirs, 1982
  • Louis Crepin (some source cite the role of Tartuffe), Les Voleurs de la Nuit (also known as Thieves after Dark), Parafrance, 1984
  • Suivez Mon Regard (also known as Follow My Gaze), Union General Cinematographique/World Marketing, 1985
  • Lieberman, Je Hais les Acteurs (also known as I Hate Actors!), Gaumont, 1986
  • Priest, L'Ete en Pente Douce (also known as Summer on a Soft Slope), Allied Artists, 1987
  • Jacques' father, Jeux d'Artifices (also known as Fireworksand Games of Artifice), Forum Distribution/Films du Volcan, 1987
  • Sale Destin! (also known as Rotten Fate!), Allied Artists,1987
  • Pierre Vergne, Alouette, Je Te Plumerai (also known as The Lark and Alouette Plumerai), Union Generale Cinematographique, 1988
  • La Femme Normale, 1991
  • Mr. Denis, Sam Suffit (also known as Sam's Enough), 1992
  • Himself, Francois Truffaut: Stolen Portraits (also known as Francois Truffaut: Portraits Voles), 1993
  • Jean Renoir, 1993
  • Himself, Son of Gascogne, 1994
  • Television Director
  • Episodic
  • "Monsieur Bebe," Histoires Insolites, 1974
  • "Nul n'Est Parfait," Histoires Insolites, 1974
  • "Une Invitation a la Chasse," Histoires Insolites, 1974
  • "Les Gens de l'Ete," Histoires Insolites, 1974
  • "De Grey," Henry James, 1974
  • "Le Banc de la Desolation" (also known as "The Bench of Desolation"), Henry James, 1974
  • Madame le Juge, 1978
  • "Maux Croises," Les Dossiers de l'Inspecteur Lavardin, 1988
  • "L'Escargot Noir," Les Dossiers de l'Inspecteur Lavardin, 1988
  • Other Television Work
  • Director
  • La Bouche d'Oreille, 1978
  • Il Itait un Musicien (series), 1978
  • Fantomas (miniseries), 1979
  • Monsieur Saint-Saens, 1980
  • Systeme du Docteur Goudron et du Professeur Plume, 1981
  • Monsieur Prokofiev, 1981
  • Monsieur Liszt, 1981
  • Les Affinites Electives (also known as Die Wahlverwandtschaften and Les Affinites), 1981
  • M. le Maudit, 1982
  • La Danse de Mort, 1982
  • The Blood of Others (movie; also known as Le Sang des Autres), HBO, 1984
  • Television Appearances
  • Les Nuls, l'Emission, 1991
  • Music for the Movies: Bernard Herrmann (special), Bravo, 1995
  • Cannes ... les 400 Coups, 1997
  • Stage Work
  • Director
  • Macbeth, Theatre Recamier, Paris, France, 1964
  • WRITINGS
  • Screenplays
  • Le Coup du Berger, 1956
  • Le Beau Serge (also known as Bitter Reunion and HandsomeSerge), Ajym Films, 1958, released in the United States by United MotionPicture, 1959
  • (With Paul Gegauff) Les Cousins (also known as The Cousins), Ajym Films/Societe Francaise de Cinema, 1958, released in the United Statesby Films-around-the-World, 1959
  • (With Paul Gegauff) Les Bonnes Femmes (also known as The Girls, The Good Girls, and Donne Facili), Paris-Titanus, 1960, released in the United States by Harold Cornsweet, 1966
  • (co-adapter) Les Godelureaux, 1961
  • L'Oeil du Malin (also known as The Third Lover), Rome-ParisFilms, 1962, released in the United States by Atlantic, 1963
  • (With Francoise Sagan) Landru (also known as Bluebeard), Rome-Paris Films, 1963, released in the United States by Embassy, 1963, published by Julliard, 1963
  • (With Paul Gegauff) Ophelia, Boreal Film, 1963, released in the United States by Trans-Lux Distributing, 1964
  • "Paris" in Les Plus Belles Escroqueries du Monde (also known as The Beautiful Swindlers, The World's Greatest Swindles, The World's Most Beautiful Swindlers, and Le Piu Belle Truffe del Mondo), 1964, released in the United States by Ellis/Continental Distributing, 1967
  • Le Tigre Aime la Chair Fraiche (also known as Code Name: Tiger and The Tiger Likes Fresh Blood), 1964
  • (With Christian Yves) Marie-Chantal contre le Doctre Kha (also known as Marie Chantal against Dr. Kha, Maria Chantal contra el DoctorKha, and Marie Chantal contro il Dr. Kha), Rome-Paris Films/Dia/Mega and Magreb Unifilm, 1965
  • "La Muette" in Paris vu Par ... (also known as Six in Paris), Les Films du Losange, 1965, released in the United States by New Yorker, 1968
  • (With Colonel Remy and Daniel Boulanger) La Ligne de Demarcation (also known as The Line of Demarcation), Rome-Paris Films/Societe Nouvelle de Cinema, 1966
  • (With Paul Gegauff) Les Biches (also known as Bad Girls, The Does, The Girlfriends, and The Heterosexuals), Films la Boetie/Alexandra, 1968, released in the United States by Jack H. Harris, 1968
  • La Femme Infidele (also known as The Unfaithful Wife), Films la Boetie/Cinegai, 1969, released in the United States by Allied Artists, 1969
  • (With Paul Gegauff) Que la Bete Muere (also known as The BeastMust Die, Killer!, This Man Must Die, and Uccidero un uomo), Films la Boetie/Rizzoli, 1969, released in the United States by Allied Artists, 1970
  • La Rupture (also known as The Breakup, All'ombra del Delitto, and Le Jour des Parques), Films la Boetie/Euro International/Cinevog, 1970
  • Le Boucher (also known as The Butcher and Il Tagliagole), Films la Boetie/Euro International, 1970, released in the United Statesby Cinerama, 1971
  • Juste avant la Nuit (also known as Just before Nightfall),Films la Boetie/Columbia/Cinegai, 1971, released in the United States by Libra, 1975
  • (Song lyricist only) Docteur Popaul (also known as Doctor Popaul, High Heels, Scoundrel in White, and Trappola per un Lupo), CIC, 1972
  • Les Noces Rouges (also known as Red Wedding Night, Wedding in Blood, and L'Amico di Famiglia), Films la Boetie/Canaria Films, 1973, released in the United States by CIC, 1974, published by Seghers, 1973
  • (With Jean-Patrick Manchette) Nada (also known as The Nada Gang and Sterminate Gruppo Zero), Films la Boetie/Italian International Film, 1974, released in the United States by New Line Cinema, 1974
  • (With Jean-Patrick Manchette) Les Innocents aux Mains Sales (alsoknown as Dirty Hands, Innocents with Dirty Hands, Gli Innocenti dalli Mani Sporche and Die Unschuldigen mit den Schmutzigen Haenden), Films la Boetie/New Line Cinema, 1975
  • (With Ennio DeConcini, Maria Piafusto, and Norman Enfield) Folies Bourgeoises (also known as The Twist, Twist, Pazzi Borghesi, and Die Verrueckten Reichen), Union General Cinematographique/Parafrance, 1976
  • Alice, ou la Derniere Fugue (also known as Alice and Alice, or the Last Escapade), Filmel/PHPG, 1976
  • Les Magiciens (also known as Death Rite, Initiation a laMorte, Profezia di un Delitto, and Die Schuldigen mit den Sauberen Haenden), 1976
  • (With R. Sidney) Les Liens de Sang (also known as Blood Relatives and Blood Ties), Societe nouvelle de cinema, 1977
  • (With Daniel Boulanger) Le Cheval d'Orgueil (also known as Horse of Pride and The Proud Ones), Planfilm, 1979
  • Les Fantomes du Chapelier (also known as The Hatmaker and The Hatter's Ghost), Gaumont, 1982
  • (With Dominique Roulet) Poulet au Vinaigre (also known as Cop au Vin), MK2/Virgin Vision, 1985
  • (With Dominique Roulet) Inspecteur Lavardin (also known as Inspector Lavardin and L'Inspecteur Lavardin ou la Justice), MK2/Artificial Eye, 1986
  • (With Odile Barski) Le Cri du Hibou (also known as The Cry of the Owl), United International, 1987
  • (With Odile Barski), Masques (also known as Masks), CannonReleasing/MK2, 1987
  • (With Colo Tavernier O'Hagan) Une Affaire de Femmes (also known asStory of Women, Women's Affairs, and Women's Business),MK2, 1988, released in the United States by New Yorker, 1989
  • (With Sollace Mitchell) Docteur M. (also known as Club Extinction and Dr. M.), Prism Entertainment, 1990
  • Quiet Days in Clichy (also known as Giorni Felici a Clichy,Jours Tranquilles a Clichy, and Stille Tage in Clichy), 1990
  • Madame Bovary, Samuel Goldwyn, 1991
  • Betty, MK2, 1992
  • (With Jose-Andre Lacour) L'Enfer (also known as Hell, Jealousy, and Torment), MK2, 1994
  • La Ceremonie (also known as The Ceremony, A Judgement inStone, Biester, and Blutiger Engel), MK2, 1995
  • Rien ne Va Plus (also known as The Swindle), New Yorker Films, 1997
  • Au Coeur du Mensonge (also known as The Color of Lies), MK2, 1999
  • Television Episodes
  • "Monsieur Bebe," Histoires Insolites, 1974
  • "Maux Croises," Les Dossiers de l'Inspecteur Lavardin, 1988
  • "L'Escargot Noir," Les Dossiers de l'Inspecteur Lavardin, 1988
  • Nonfiction
  • (With Eric Rohmer) Hitchcock, Editions Universitaires, 1957, translated by Stanley Hochman as Hitchcock: The First Forty-Four Films, Ungar, 1979
  • Le Recit Feminin: Contribution a l'Analyse Semiologique du Courrier duCoeur et des Entrevues ou "Enquetes" sur la Femme dans la Presse Feminine Actuelle, Mouton, 1971
  • (With Louis Marin) Le Recit Evangelique, Aubier Montaigne, 1974, translation by Alfred M. Johnson, Jr. published as The Gospel Narrative, Pickwick, 1980

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