Claude Lelouch

Highest Rated: 100% Lumière and Company (1996)
Lowest Rated: 20% Happy New Year (1973)
Birthday: Oct 30, 1937
Birthplace: Not Available
The son of an Algerian Jewish confectioner, French director Claude Lelouch was billing himself as a "cinereporter" when he made his first short documentary films in the mid-1950s. In 1960, he formed Les Films 13 productions, where he produced over two hundred "scopiotones" -- short musical films designed for jukebox use, much like the "Soundies" produced in the U.S. in the 1940s and 1950s. He produced, directed, wrote and acted in his first feature, The Right of Man, in 1960. His first international hit, Un Homme et Une Femme -- aka A Man and a Woman -- captivated audiences with its warmth and simplicity. It also caused the auteurists to fall over themselves finding hidden meaning in this old-fashioned romance; when asked the subtextual purpose of shifting between black-and-white and color in some scenes, Lelouch explained that he'd run out of money towards the end of production and couldn't afford color film stock.Winning a Palm d'Or at Cannes and a Grand Prix award for A Man and a Woman, Lelouch was briefly the most popular and influential director in Europe. Many of his subsequent films dealt with the symbiotic relationship between sex and crime, or sex and politics, or crime and politics: in short, he was the perfect commercial filmmaker. In the 1970s and 1980s, Lelouch fell into the rut of attempting to repeat his past successes. Films like And Now My Love (1974), Another Man, Another Chance (1977) and Live for Life (1984) were basically variations of A Man and a Woman. As for Claude Lelouch's 1986 effort A Man and a Woman: Twenty Years Later, the title tells all.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet The Best Years of a Life (Les plus belles années d'une vie) Director 2019
No Score Yet Chacun sa vie Director Screenwriter 2017
No Score Yet Un + une Screenwriter Producer Director 2015
No Score Yet 13 jours en France (Grenoble) Director 2015
No Score Yet À nous deux (Us Two) Director 2014
No Score Yet Salaud, on t'aime Director Producer Screenwriter 2014
No Score Yet La mia classe Producer 2013
No Score Yet Jean-Louis Trintignant, pourquoi que je vis Actor 2012
No Score Yet Le bon et les méchants (The Good and the Bad) Screenwriter Director 2011
No Score Yet Partir, Revenir Director 2011
No Score Yet Ruggine (Rust) Producer 2011
No Score Yet D'un film à l'autre Director 2011
No Score Yet What War May Bring (Ces Amours-la) Director Screenwriter 2010
88% Roman de gare Director Producer Screenwriter $1.8M 2007
No Score Yet Avida Actor 2006
No Score Yet Les Parisiens Actor 2004
47% And Now Ladies & Gentlemen Director Screenwriter Producer $0.6M 2003
78% 11'09''01 - September 11 Director Screenwriter 2002
No Score Yet Hasards ou coïncidences (Chance or Coincidence) Producer Director Screenwriter 1998
No Score Yet Hommes, femmes, mode d'emploi (Men, Women: A User's Manual) Director Screenwriter 1996
No Score Yet Bandits Director 1996
100% Lumière and Company Actor 1996
80% Les Misérables Producer Screenwriter Director 1995
No Score Yet La belle histoire Director 1992
No Score Yet Il y a des jours... et des lunes (There Were Days... and Moons) Screenwriter Director 1990
No Score Yet Itinéraire d'un enfant gâté Director Producer Screenwriter 1988
No Score Yet Happy New Year Man on Train 1987
33% A Man And A Woman, 20 Years Later Producer Screenwriter Director 1986
67% Les uns et les autres Producer Director 1984
No Score Yet Viva la vie! (Long Live Life) Director Screenwriter 1984
No Score Yet Edith and Marcel Director 1983
No Score Yet Molière Producer 1980
No Score Yet Robert et Robert Screenwriter Producer Director 1978
80% Another Man, Another Chance Director 1977
No Score Yet C'était un Rendez-vous (Rendezvous) Actor Director 1976
No Score Yet Cat & Mouse (Le Chat et la souris) Director 1975
67% Toute Une Vie (And Now My Love) Producer Director 1974
20% Happy New Year Screenwriter 1973
40% Visions of 8 - The Olympics of Motion Picture Achievement Director 1973
No Score Yet L'Aventure C'est L'Aventure Director Screenwriter 1972
No Score Yet The Crook Screenwriter Director 1971
No Score Yet Vivre pour Vivre (Live for Life) Director 1967
79% A Man and a Woman Screenwriter Director Producer 1966
No Score Yet La femme spectacle Director 1963
No Score Yet A Beautiful Story (La belle histoire) Director


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