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Claude Autant-Lara

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French director Claude Autant-Lara was uprooted from his homeland by his actress-mother Louise Lara during World War I, when her strong pacifist stance forced her to flee to England. Returning to his native country in 1919, Autant-Lara studied art, then worked as a set and costumer designer for the major French filmakers of the 1920s. He broke into directing himself with the surrealistic short Fait Divers (1923), worked in collaboration with Rene Clair afterwards, and returned to solo filmaking in 1926. Most of his early shorts experiment with such nuances as distorted angles and wide screens, but Autant-Lara was capable of such comformist work as the French-language version of Buster Keaton's Free and Easy (1930). In 1933, he directed his first feature, Ciboulette; in his now typical take-your-time fashion, his next feature, the British My Partner Mr. Davis, didn't come out until 1936. Autant-Lara didn't truly flourish until the years of the Occupation (1940-44), during which time he specialized in romantic, nostalgic productions. His first international success was 1946 Le Diable au Corps (aka The Devil in the Flesh), an elegant, mildly erotic and ultimately fatalistic World War I love story, based on a novel by the tragic "child prodigy" Raymond Radiguet. In the mid-1950s Autant-Lara's work became less prominent and he was one of the directors attacked by the New Wave critics for being a paragon of the "French quality" tradition. Autant-Lara remained a filmmaker until 1977, when he directed his last film, Gloria. Thereafter, Claude Autant-Lara was briefly a member of the European Parliament, from which he was forced to resign in 1989 due to a speech wherein he suggested that the Holocaust had never happened, and that France was controlled by Jewish "internationalists."

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet La jument verte (The Green Mare)
  • Director
2013
No Score Yet Vittel
  • Director
2012
No Score Yet Tu Ne Tueras Point
  • Director
2012
No Score Yet Le Joueur
  • Director
2012
No Score Yet L'affaire du courrier de Lyon
  • Director
2012
No Score Yet Le Bon Dieu Sans Confession
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
2012
No Score Yet Fait-divers
  • Director
2012
No Score Yet L'Auberge rouge
  • Director
2011
No Score Yet Sylvie et le fantôme (Sylvia and the Ghost)
  • Director
2011
No Score Yet The Oldest Profession (Le Plus vieux métier du monde)
  • Director
1967
No Score Yet En Cas De Malheur
  • Director
1959
No Score Yet Four Bags Full (La Traversée de Paris)
  • Director
$18.3k 1957
No Score Yet Marguerite De La Nuit
  • Director
1956
No Score Yet The Red and the Black
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1954
No Score Yet Le Blé en Herbe
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1954
No Score Yet The Seven Deadly Sins
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1952
No Score Yet Occupe-toi d'Amélie! (Keep an Eye on Amelia)(Oh Amelia!)
  • Director
1951
No Score Yet L'Auberge rouge
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1951
No Score Yet Douce (Love Story)
  • Director
1949
No Score Yet Le Diable au Corps (Devil in the Flesh)
  • Director
1947
No Score Yet Sylvie et le fantome
  • Director
1945
No Score Yet Le Mariage de Chiffon
  • Director
1942
No Score Yet Fric-frac
  • Director
1939
No Score Yet Nana
  • Fauchery
1926

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