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Claude Lelouch

Highest Rated:   100% Lumière and Company (1996)
Lowest Rated:   20% Happy New Year (1973)
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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

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
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 D'un film à l'autre
  • Director
2011
No Score Yet Ruggine (Rust)
  • Producer
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
49% And Now Ladies & Gentlemen
  • Director
  • Producer
  • Screenwriter
$0.6M 2003
78% 11'09''01 - September 11
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
2002
No Score Yet Hasards ou coïncidences (Chance or Coincidence)
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
  • Director
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
  • Director
  • Producer
  • Screenwriter
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
  • Producer
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
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
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1972
No Score Yet The Crook
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1971
No Score Yet Vivre pour Vivre (Live for Life)
  • Director
1967
77% 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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