Jean Eustache

Birthday: Nov 30, 1938
Birthplace: Pessac, France
Filmmaker, screenwriter Jean Eustache had a brief but important career in French cinema. His best-known film was 1973's Mother and the Whore, an intense character study credited for marking a new phase in French filmmaking. He got his start as a director assisting such New Wave filmmakers as Godard during the 1960s. In the late '60s, he launched his own directorial career with two features. While they garnered some acclaim, it was not until Mother and the Whore, his third feature, that the full depth of his talent and sensitivity was recognized. The film won the Grand Prix and the International Critics Award at Cannes. Through the 1970s, Eustache made several films for television and then made one last feature in 1975, Mes Petites Amoureuses. Eustache committed suicide in the early 1980s.

Highest Rated Movies



91% Der Amerikanische Freund (The American Friend) Friendly Man 1977
No Score Yet A Dirty Story (Une Sale Histoire) Director 1977
80% My Little Loves (Mes Petites Amoureuses) Director 1974
96% The Mother and the Whore (La Maman et la putain) Screenwriter Director 1973
No Score Yet Numero Zero Director 1971
No Score Yet Le Cochon Director 1970
No Score Yet Santa Claus Has Blue Eyes (Le Père Noël a les yeux bleus) Director 1969
96% Weekend Hitchhiker 1967
No Score Yet Les mauvaises fréquentations (Robinson's Place) Director 1963


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