Jean-Jacques Annaud - Rotten Tomatoes

Jean-Jacques Annaud

Highest Rated:   92% The Bear (1989)
Lowest Rated:   13% Day of the Falcon (2013)
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Birthplace:   Draveil, Essonne, Île-de-France, France
French director Jean-Jacques Annaud received his training in the nuts-and-bolts aspects of filmmaking through his many army training films and TV commercials. Annaud's feature film debut, Black and White in Color (1976), an amusing but affectionate look at French national chauvinism which won an Oscar for Best Foreign Picture. Annaud's tastes have run to "long ago and far away" story material, though unlike his Hollywood contemporaries, he refuses to "pretty up" historical films with modern facial makeup and attractive clothing. We fully believe that his Quest for Fire (1981) took place 80,000 years ago amongst hirsute human beings just one step above primates; and we accept such big-name stars as Sean Connery and F. Murray Abraham as pasty-faced, gargoylish 14th century monks in Annaud's The Name of the Rose (1986). The director was honored with the French Cesar award for both of these productions, and would win a third Cesar for his outdoors adventure The Bear (1989). Annaud later stylishly explored sexual matters with The Lover, an adaptation of Marguerite Duras' bestselling novel. More recently, he turned to the Canadian-invented technology IMAX for his 40-minute 3-D feature Wings of Courage.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
70% Wolf Totem
  • Producer
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
2015
13% Day of the Falcon
  • Screenwriter
2013
No Score Yet Der Bernd
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet Kashmir
  • Director
2009
No Score Yet Sa Majesté Minor (His Majesty Minor)
  • Director
2007
78% Two Brothers
  • Producer
  • Screenwriter
2004
54% Enemy at the Gates
  • Producer
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
2001
27% Running Free
  • Producer
2000
61% Seven Years in Tibet
  • Producer
  • Director
1997
No Score Yet Wings of Courage
  • Director
  • Producer
  • Screenwriter
1995
20% The Lover (L'amant)
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1992
92% The Bear
  • Director
1989
74% The Name of the Rose (Der Name der Rose)
  • Director
1986
83% Quest for Fire
  • Director
1981
No Score Yet Coup de tête (Hothead)
  • Director
1979
No Score Yet Noirs et Blancs en Couleur (Black and White in Color)
  • Director
1976

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