Patrice Chéreau

Patrice Chéreau

Highest Rated: 95% The Last of the Mohicans (1992)

Lowest Rated: 59% Aquellos que me Aman Tomarán el Tren (1999)

Birthday: Nov 2, 1944

Birthplace: Lezigne, France

Primarily known as a stage director in his native France, Patrice Chéreau also made quite a name for himself in the realm of cinema with such acclaimed features as Queen Margot (1994) and Intimacy (2001). The Lezigne native crossed from stage to screen with the 1975 thriller Flesh and the Orchid, and the auspicious debut earned its up-and-coming director two César nominations. In 1984, Chéreau shared a Best Writing César with Hervé Guibert for his feature The Wounded Man, and in 1994, Chéreau scored his biggest hit to date with the bloody historical drama Queen Margot. Adapted from Alexandre Dumas' novel, Queen Margot was nominated for Best Costume Design at the 1995 Academy Awards in addition to taking home top prizes at the Cannes Film Festival and the César Awards. Following a pair of successful television endeavors, Chéreau returned to the screen to great success with the emotional drama Those Who Love Me Can Take the Train (1998). An introspective tale of an artist's final wish to be buried in his hometown and the friends and acquaintances who see that his wish is granted, the film was nominated for 11 Césars and took home trophies for Best Cinematography, Best Director, and Best Supporting Actress. Though his 2001 drama Intimacy drew fire from conservatives for its graphic, lingering sex scenes, the director publicly defended the film with claims that it was about human relationships, and sex was simply one component of many that makes up those relationships. Despite the controversy, the film proved quite a hit in the European market. In 2003, Chéreau documented the fragile relationship between two estranged brothers with the tender drama His Brother. His final film, which he also co-wrote, was 2009's Persecution. Chéreau died of lung cancer in 2013; he was 68.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet The Metropolitan Opera: Elektra (Encore) Director 2016
No Score Yet The Metropolitan Opera: Elektra Director $0.2M 2016
No Score Yet Judith Therpauve Director 2014
No Score Yet Patrice Chéreau, Pascal Greggory, une autre solitude (Patrice Chéreau, Pascal Greggory: Another Loneliness) Actor 2012
No Score Yet Tristan und Isolde at La Scala Director 2011
No Score Yet Persécution Screenwriter Director 2009
No Score Yet Janacek: From the House of the Dead Director 2007
74% Gabrielle Screenwriter Director Producer $90.2K 2006
No Score Yet The Making of "The Ring" Director 2005
64% Time of the Wolf Thomas Brandt 2004
92% Son Frere Director 2004
No Score Yet Der Ring Des Nibelungen - Das Rheingold Director 2004
No Score Yet Nearest to Heaven Pierre 2002
66% Intimacy Screenwriter Director 2001
74% Lucie Aubrac Max 1999
59% Aquellos que me Aman Tomarán el Tren Director 1999
81% Queen Margot (La Reine Margot) Screenwriter 1994
95% The Last of the Mohicans Gen. Montcalm 1992
No Score Yet Adieu Bonaparte (Weda'an Bonapart) Bonaparte 1985
No Score Yet L'homme blessé Screenwriter Director Producer 1983
83% Danton Camille Desmoulins 1983
No Score Yet Wagner: Das Rheingold (Pierre Boulez) Director 1980
No Score Yet Wagner - Der Ring Des Nibelungen: Die Walkure Director 1976
No Score Yet Wagner - Der Ring Des Nibelungen: Siegfried Director 1976
No Score Yet Wagner - Der Ring Des Nibelungen: Gotterdammerung Director 1976
No Score Yet Flesh and the Orchid Director Screenwriter 1975
No Score Yet The Time and the Room (Le Temps et la chambre) Director


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