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José Giovanni

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Though José Giovanni has competently directed many films, he remains most popular as a screenwriter and a writer of realistic, gritty male-oriented action novels. Giovanni was born in Corsica. As a teen, he fought the Nazis with the French Resistance during WW II. After the war, he had trouble coping with civilian life, got into considerable trouble and eventually ended up in prison. Following his release Giovanni penned a chronicle of his experiences in prison entitled Le Trou (1957). He and filmmaker Jacques Becker then adapted it for the eponymous 1960 film. Giovanni made his own directorial debut in 1967.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Mon père, il m'a sauvé la vie (My Father Saved My Life)
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
2013
No Score Yet La loi du survivant (Law of Survival)
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
2013
No Score Yet Un nommé La Rocca (A Man Named Rocca)
  • Screenwriter
2013
No Score Yet Le Deuxième Souffle (The Second Wind)
  • Screenwriter
2007
No Score Yet Claude Sautet ou La magie invisible (Claude Sautet or the Invisible Magic)
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet La Repentie (The Repentant)
  • Actor
2002
No Score Yet Loups entre eux, Les (Among Wolves)
  • Director
1985
No Score Yet Les Egouts du Paradis
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1979
No Score Yet Comme Un Boomerang
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1976
No Score Yet Le gitan (The Gypsy)
  • Director
1975
No Score Yet Alain Delon: Two Men in Town
  • Director
1973
No Score Yet Deux Hommes dans la Ville (Two Against the Law) (Two Men in Town)
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1973
No Score Yet La Scoumoune (Hit Man)(Mafia Warfare)(The Pariah)
  • Director
1972
No Score Yet Dernier domicile connu (Last Known Address)
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1970
No Score Yet The Sicilian Clan
  • Screenwriter
1969
No Score Yet The Last Adventure
  • Screenwriter
1967
No Score Yet Symphonie pour un massacre (The Corrupt)
  • Actor
1963
100% The Big Risk (Classe tous risques)
  • Screenwriter
1960
No Score Yet Rififi à Tokyo (Rififi in Tokyo)
  • Screenwriter

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