Benoît Jacquot

Benoît Jacquot

Highest Rated: 100% The Disenchanted (1991)

Lowest Rated: 14% Eva (2018)

Birthday: Feb 5, 1947

Birthplace: Paris, Île-de-France, France

A French director who rose through the production ranks and even has acted and written songs, Benoit Jacquot is known for a flashy style and for investigating the innate impulses of human beings in his films. He began working in features in the late 1960s as an assistant director, often associated with Marguerite Duras, with whom he collaborated on such films as "Sweet Hunters" (1969) and "India Song" (1975). By 1975, he had directed his first feature, "L'assassin musicien," but real notice did not come until "Corps et biens/With All Hands" (1986), about a man (Lambert Wilson) who remarries after murdering his wife but is drawn to his former sister-in-law (Dominique Sanda) who suspects his crime. The film speculated on animal attraction and the lure of the unsavory. "Les Mendiants" (1987) starred Sanda and its narratives interwove tales of children, lovers, and criminals and suggested the similarities of their behavioral patterns. In 1995, Jacquot made his seventh feature, "La Fille seule/A Single Girl," in which a woman (Virginie Ledoyen) discovers she is pregnant by her boyfriend on the day she begins work as a maid at a hotel. Through her observations of the hotel guests, she decides to leave her beau and raise the child on her own.

Highest rated movies

Looking for Hortense

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Suzanna Andler Director,
Screenwriter
- 2021
42% No Score Yet Casanova, Last Love Director,
Screenwriter
$8.6K 2019
14% 17% Eva Director - 2018
40% No Score Yet Never Ever Director - 2016
66% 24% Diary of a Chambermaid Director,
Screenwriter,
Writer
$54.2K 2015
80% 43% Three Hearts Director,
Screenwriter,
Writer
$182.7K 2014
93% 56% Farewell, My Queen Director,
Screenwriter
$1.3M 2012
58% 40% Looking for Hortense Kevadian (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Counterfeiters Director,
Screenwriter
- 2011
No Score Yet 47% Deep in the Woods Director,
Screenwriter
- 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Les faux monnayeurs Director,
Screenwriter
- 2010
75% 40% Villa Amalia Director,
Screenwriter
- 2009
No Score Yet 43% The Untouchable Director,
Screenwriter
- 2006
70% 60% Right Now Director,
Writer
$247.6K 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Princesse Marie Director - 2004
No Score Yet 29% Adolphe Director - 2002
65% 85% Tosca Director,
Screenwriter
$63.8K 2001
67% 57% Sade Director $190.8K 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet No Scandal Director,
Writer
- 1999
No Score Yet 80% False Servant Director,
Writer
- 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Keep It Quiet Director,
Writer
- 1999
68% 58% The School of Flesh Director $401.8K 1998
57% 67% Seventh Heaven Director,
Writer
$101.5K 1997
75% 65% A Single Girl Director,
Writer
$228.4K 1995
100% 42% The Disenchanted Director,
Screenwriter
$5.1K 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wings of the Dove Director,
Screenwriter
- 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Musician Killer Director,
Screenwriter
- 1976