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Christian Matras

Highest Rated: 100% Olivia (1951)

Lowest Rated: 67% Paris Blues (1961)

Birthday: Dec 29, 1903

Birthplace: Valence, France

Began his career as a newsreel cameraman and went on to shoot several French classics of the 1930s, including Renoir's "Grand Illusion" (1937). Matras was responsible for the critically celebrated, virtuosic camera movements of Max Ophuls' "La Ronde" (1950), "Le Plaisir" (1951), and "Madame de..." (1953) and added sumptuous color to his gliding camerawork on Ophuls' "Lola Montes" (1955). He also directed two short films, "De Babord a Tribord" (1926) and "Cent sous en balade" (1931).

Filmography

Movies

Credit
94% 83% The Milky Way Cinematography - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gentle Art of Murder Cinematography - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Therese Desqueyroux Cinematography - 1962
67% 68% Paris Blues Cinematography - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Eye for an Eye Cinematography - 1957
82% 77% Lola Montes Cinematography $107.3K 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nana Cinematography - 1955
97% 91% The Earrings of Madame De ... Cinematography - 1953
80% 85% House of Pleasure Cinematography - 1952
100% 71% Olivia Cinematography $7.3K 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gypsy Fury Cinematography - 1951
94% 84% La Ronde Cinematography - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet The French Had a Name Cinematography - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Turn Photographer - 1939
97% 92% Grand Illusion Cinematography $516.5K 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Maldone Cinematography - 1928