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Jacques Doillon

Highest Rated:   91% Ponette (1996)
Lowest Rated:   18% Rodin (2017)
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Birthplace:   Paris, France
A remarkably humanistic writer/director whose introspective features often dwell on youthful malaise, French filmmaker Jacques Doillon has an uncanny knack for exploring human nature and the impact of people's actions on those most dear to them. Perhaps it was his penchant for directing documentary shorts early on that gave Doillon his insight, but by the time he moved into feature territory in the early '70s he had suitably mastered the ability to tell a solid and affecting story. In 1979, Doillon was nominated for two César awards for his compelling psychological drama The Hussy, and his 1984 film La Pirate was a Golden Palm nominee at the Cannes Film Festival. By the 1990s, Doillon's career had gained effective momentum. His 1990 film Le Petit Criminel, which told the involving tale of a troubled adolescent, was nominated for multiple César awards. After his success with film Le Jeune Werther in 1993, the director scored his biggest international hit to date with the 1996 drama Ponette. The tale of a four-year-old girl attempting to overcome the harsh reality of her mother's sudden and tragic death, Ponette won the hearts of audiences around the world and brought Doillon international acclaim. His youthful 1999 drama Petits Frères, however, didn't fare quite so well on the international scene, and he faltered somewhat with the 2001 drama Carrement à l'Ouest. Nevertheless, longtime fans eagerly awaited the arrival of Doillon's 2003 drama Raja, which detailed the romance between a young Moroccan street woman who doesn't speak French and a cultured French man who doesn't speak Arabic.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
18% Rodin
  • Director
2017
No Score Yet Love Battles
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
  • Producer
2014
No Score Yet La vengeance d'une femme
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
2013
No Score Yet Le Jeune Werther
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
2012
No Score Yet Me, You and Us (Un Enfant De Toi)
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
2012
No Score Yet Le mariage à trois (The Three-Way Wedding)
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
2010
No Score Yet Le Premier Venu (Just Anybody)
  • Director
2008
No Score Yet Un couple parfait (A Perfect Couple)
  • Actor
2005
67% Raja
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
2004
62% Petits Frères
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
2001
No Score Yet Carrement A L'ouest
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
2000
91% Ponette
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1996
No Score Yet Petit criminel, Le (The Little Gangster)
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1990
No Score Yet Pour Un Oui Ou Pour Un Non
  • Director
1990
No Score Yet The 15 Year Old Girl (La Fille de quinze ans)
  • Willy
  • Director
1989
No Score Yet The Prude
  • Director
1986
No Score Yet La Puritaine
  • Director
1986
No Score Yet La Vie de Famille
  • Director
1985
No Score Yet The Hussy (La Drolesse)
  • Director
1981
No Score Yet La fille prodigue (The Prodigal Daughter)
  • Director
1981
No Score Yet Drolesse
  • Director
1979
No Score Yet The Crying Woman (La Femme qui pleure)
  • Screenwriter
  • Jacques
  • Director
1979
No Score Yet Les doigts dans la tête (Touched in the Head)
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
  • Director
1977
No Score Yet Un sac de billes (A Bag of Marbles)
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1975
No Score Yet L'An 01 (The Year 01)
  • Director
1973

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