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Patrice Chéreau



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.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Metropolitan Opera: Elektra
  • Director
2016
No Score Yet The Metropolitan Opera: Elektra (Encore)
  • Director
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
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
2009
No Score Yet Janacek: From the House of the Dead
  • Director
2007
No Score Yet Wagner - Tristan Und Isolde
  • Director
2007
75% Gabrielle
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
2006
No Score Yet The Making of "The Ring"
  • Director
2005
No Score Yet Wagner - Der Ring Des Nibelungen
  • Director
2005
63% Time of the Wolf
  • Thomas Brandt
2004
92% Son Frere
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
2004
No Score Yet Der Ring Des Nibelungen - Das Rheingold
  • Director
2004
No Score Yet Nearest to Heaven
  • Pierre
2002
65% Intimacy
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
2001
74% Lucie Aubrac
  • Max
1999
59% Aquellos que me Aman Tomarán el Tren
  • Director
1999
80% Queen Margot (La Reine Margot)
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1994
94% The Last of the Mohicans
  • Gen. Montcalm
1992
No Score Yet Adieu Bonaparte (Weda'an Bonapart)
  • Bonaparte
1985
No Score Yet L'homme blessé
  • Director
  • Producer
  • Screenwriter
1983
89% 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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