Claude Miller

Claude Miller

Highest Rated: 100% The Wild Child (1970)

Lowest Rated: 49% Under Suspicion (2000)

Birthday: Feb 20, 1942

Birthplace: Paris, France

Claude Miller began his film career supporting the leading lights of the "Nouvelle Vague" (New Wave). He also acted in the Jean-Luc Godard classic "Two or Three Things I Know About Her" (1967), served as the assistant director on "Weekend" (1967), and in the late 1960s and early 1970s, worked as production manager on a string of Francois Truffaut-directed works, starting with "Stolen Kisses" (1968) and including "La Nuit Americaine" ("Day for Night") (1973) and "L'Historie d'Adele H." ("The Story of Adele H.") (1975). In the meantime, Miller was directing his first full-length fiction film "La Meilleure facon de marcher" ("The Best Way to Walk") (1975). In the years following, Miller scripted several films - two directed by Luc Berand - and continued to write and direct his own dialogue-driven works. These included "Dites-lui que je l'aime" (1977), about a man who builds a dream house for a married woman he cannot have while being pursued by a woman he does not want; "Garde a vue" ("The Inquisitor") (1981), a nuanced thriller adapted from an English mystery novel; and "L'Effrontee" ("An Impudent Girl") (1985), a plumbing of the irascibility and jealousies of adolescence. The film featured music, the pangs of pre-adulthood, and a very young Charlotte Gainsbourg, an actress he would direct again in "La Petite voleuse" ("The Little Thief") (1988). Both films were impacted by Francois Truffaut in their fascination with erupting youth and the constant use of close-ups, underlining formally the importance of dialogue and individual performance in Miller's work. "The Little Thief" stemmed from an unfulfilled Truffaut project, and like 1992's "The Accompanist," circulated around the theme of thwarted youth yet again. In "The Accompanist," Romane Bohringer was cast as a meek pianist whose initial ecstasy at playing for a famous singer ends up exploding into an intense envy. Miller also co-wrote and directed "The Smile" (1993) and was among the directors contributing to "Les Enfants de lumiere" ("The Children of Light") (1995) and "Lumiere & Company" (1995) before writing and directing "La classe de neige" ("The School Trip"), which shared the 1998 Cannes Jury Prize. The director passed away after a long illness on April 4, 2012 at age 70.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
52% 37% Thérèse Director,
Screenwriter,
Writer
$101.9K 2012
No Score Yet 33% Voyez comme ils dansent Director,
Screenwriter
- 2011
92% 54% I'm Glad My Mother Is Alive Director,
Screenwriter
$8.7K 2009
80% 63% A Secret Director,
Screenwriter
$623.4K 2007
No Score Yet 20% The Perfect Friend Le professeur André Barth (Character) - 2005
66% 48% Little Lili Director $34.4K 2003
92% 63% Betty Fisher and Other Stories Director,
Writer
$206.4K 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Of Women and Magic Director,
Writer
$5.8K 2000
49% 49% Under Suspicion Writer (Screenplay) $334.2K 2000
No Score Yet 68% Class Trip Director,
Writer
- 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Children of Lumiere Director - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Smile Director - 1994
75% 73% The Accompanist Director,
Writer
- 1993
67% 72% The Little Thief Director - 1989
No Score Yet 85% An Impudent Girl Director - 1985
No Score Yet 83% The Inquisitor Director,
Writer
- 1981
No Score Yet 60% This Sweet Sickness Director,
Screenwriter
- 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Like a Turtle on Its Back Pierre (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasia Among the Squares Screenwriter - 1971
100% 81% The Wild Child Monsieur Lemeri (Character) $61.4K 1970
82% 73% Mississippi Mermaid Production Manager $26.9K 1969
100% 86% Balthazar Assistant Director $39.4K 1966

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