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Benoît Jacquot

Highest Rated:   100% The Disenchanted (1990)
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Birthplace:   Paris, France
Despite being a somewhat elliptical figure who has remained a relative unknown outside of his native France, film director Benoît Jacquot has still managed to garner a devoted following. Jacquot's visually stylized films often explore the innermost impulses of his fellow man (and woman), and his gift for storytelling came close to earning the filmmaker a global audience with the release of his intimate 1996 drama A Single Girl. A Paris native, Jacquot first found work in the film industry at 18 as an assistant director to such noted filmmakers as Marguerite Duras and Jacques Rivette. His work with the seasoned veterans provided the up-and-coming director with invaluable experience. An extended collaboration with the Institut National d'Audiovisual that began in 1970 found Jacquot helming documentaries on J.D. Salinger and mentor Duras, among other notable figures in film and literature, and in 1975, he made his feature debut with L'Assassin Musicien. Jacquot frequently alternated between film and television work in the following years, and the release of such features as the absorbing 1990 adolescent drama The Disenchanted found Jacquot's skills as a dramatist developing strongly. On the small screen, the director made a name for himself by adapting novels by such literary giants as Henry James and Franz Kafka. By the time 1996 rolled around, few could doubt Jacquot's skills as a filmmaker, but his voice had yet to make an impact outside of France. All of that would change with the release of his seventh film, A Single Girl (1996). A voyeuristic, real-time drama concerning a recently pregnant girl faced with a dead-end job and an aloof boyfriend, the film proved a powerhouse showcase for young star Virginie Ledoyen and offered Jacquot his breakthrough feature. With the subsequent releases of The School of Flesh (1998) and Keep It Quiet (1999, both starring French screen legend Isabelle Huppert) in the following years, Jacquot drew praise from audiences at the Cannes and Venice Film Festivals. He once again teamed with Huppert in 2000 for the drama La Fausse Suivante. That same year, his take on the life of the Marquis de Sade, Sade, was unfairly overshadowed by the art-house hit Quills (which featured a scene-stealing performance by Australian actor Geoffrey Rush as the Marquis). Jacquot masterfully adapted the opera Tosca for the screen in 2001, and directed seldom-seen screen beauty Isabelle Adjani in 2002's Adolphe. The following year, he took on the story of the friendship between Sigmund Freud and a female French psycho-analyst, played by Catherine Deneuve, in the television production Marie Bonaparte.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
67% Diary of a Chambermaid (Journal d'une femme de chambre)
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
2016
No Score Yet À jamais
  • Director
2016
No Score Yet Never Ever (À jamais)
  • Director
2016
81% 3 Hearts (3 coeurs)
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
2015
76% Chinese Puzzle (Casse-tête chinois)
  • Le père de Xavier
2014
92% Farewell, My Queen
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
2012
50% Looking for Hortense (Cherchez Hortense)
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet Les mendiants (The Beggars)
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
2011
No Score Yet La fille seule (A Single Girl)
  • Director
2011
No Score Yet Lubitsch, le patron
  • Actor
2010
No Score Yet Au fond des bois (Deep in the Woods)
  • Director
2010
No Score Yet The Untouchable (L' Intouchable)
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
2006
No Score Yet Untouchable
  • Director
2006
70% À tout de suite (Right Now)
  • Director
2005
65% Tosca
  • Director
2002
No Score Yet Adolphe
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
2002
75% A Single Girl
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
2000
67% Sade
  • Director
2000
No Score Yet False Servant (La Fausse Suivante)
  • Director
2000
No Score Yet Pas de scandale (Keep It Quiet)(No Scandal)
  • Director
1999
57% Seventh Heaven
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1998
72% The School of Flesh
  • Director
1998
No Score Yet La Vie de Marianne
  • Director
1997
100% The Disenchanted
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1990
No Score Yet Corps Et Biens
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1986
No Score Yet Closet Children (Les Enfants du placard)
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1977
No Score Yet L'Assassin Musicien
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1976
No Score Yet Alfred Deller: Portrait of a Voice
  • Director
1976
No Score Yet Alfred Deller: Portrait of a Voice
  • Director
1976
No Score Yet The Beast of the Jungle (La Bete dans la jungle)
  • Director

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