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      Jean-Jacques Beineix

      Jean-Jacques Beineix

      Highest Rated: 96% Diva (1981)

      Lowest Rated: 20% The Moon in the Gutter (1983)

      Birthday: Oct 8, 1946

      Birthplace: Paris, France

      Jean-Jacques Beineix won acclaim for his 1981 debut as a writer/director, "Diva," the story of a music-loving letter carrier who bootlegs the tapes of an opera star only to have them mixed up with tapes that will incriminate mobsters. Few other of his works have been so well received internationally. Beineix began as an assistant director, working for Claude Zidi on "L'Animal" (1977), and to the American Willard Huyck on "French Postcards" (1979), among others. He made his first short film in 1977, "Le Chien de Monsieur Marcel," which won first prize at the Trouville Festival. Beineix' "Betty Blue" (1986) was nominated for the best foreign language Oscar, although the 192-minute story of a jack-of-all-trades traveling and having sex with an mentally unsound woman while they both wait for her to crack up, was edited for theatres and is available in its full version only on video. In 1989, Beineix directed, wrote and produced "Roselyne et les lions," about two young lovers who want to be lion tamers. That same year, he produced and appeared in "Le Grand cirque," a documentary about the making of the film. His 1992 "IP5" is more recalled as Yves Montand's last film -- he died while making it and playing an old man who takes a young African-descent boy and a graffiti artist under his wing. Beineix returned to documentaries in 1994 with "Otakua," a look at the Japanese urban male. Jean-Jacques Beineix died on January 13, 2022 in Paris, France at the age of 75.


      MOON IN THE GUTTER, Jean-Jacques Beineix, 1983



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