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Jean-Paul Rappeneau



A popular French screenwriter/director who first entered the entertainment industry by scripting such features as Signed, Arsene Lupin (1959) and Zazie Dans le Métro (1960), Jean-Paul Rappeneau quickly realized that he was also adept at directing his own works. Though Rappeneau had previously directed the film Chronique Provinciale in 1958, it wasn't until the 1966 film La Vie de Château that he truly began to come into his own behind the camera. A light romantic comedy dealing with life, love, and war as D-day draws near, the film proved a success, and in 1971, Rappeneau returned to equal success as the writer/director of The Scarlet Buccaneer. By this point, he was almost exclusively directing his own screenplays, and that trend would continue through the Golden Palm-nominated Cyrano de Bergerac (1990), The Horseman on the Roof (1995), and Bon Voyage (2003). If anyone were to doubt Rappeneau's staying power behind the camera, they need only reference the nomination sheet for the 2004 César Awards, which found him not only up for Best Director and Best Writing, but also Best Film, which once again took a relatively lighthearted approach to events surrounding World War II.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Families (Belles familles)
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
2015
50% The Heir Apparent: Largo Winch
  • Screenwriter
2011
No Score Yet Fire and Ice (Le combat dans l'ile)
  • Screenwriter
2011
No Score Yet Claude Sautet ou La magie invisible (Claude Sautet or the Invisible Magic)
  • Actor
2005
76% Bon Voyage
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
2004
65% The Horseman on the Roof
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1996
100% Cyrano De Bergerac
  • Director
1990
No Score Yet Tout Feu, Tout Flamme
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1982
No Score Yet Le Sauvage (The Savage) (Call Me Savage) (Lovers Like Us)
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1975
No Score Yet Le Magnifique
  • Screenwriter
1973
No Score Yet Les mariés de l'an II
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1971
No Score Yet La vie de château (A Matter of Resistance)
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1967
89% That Man from Rio
  • Screenwriter
1964
91% Le Combat dans l'île (Fire and Ice)
  • Screenwriter
1962
87% Zazie dans le métro (Zazie in the Subway)
  • Screenwriter
1960

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