Jean-Paul Rappeneau

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Jean-Paul Rappeneau (born 8 April 1932) is a French film director and screenwriter. He started out in film as an assistant and screenwriter collaborating with Louis Malle on Zazie dans le métro in 1960 and Vie privée in 1961. In 1964, he was co-screenwriter for L'Homme de Rio, which starred Jean-Paul Belmondo. The first film that he both wrote and directed was A Matter of Resistance in 1965. Although it was a great critical and popular success, he did not make another film until 1971, when he directed Les Mariés de l'an II, again starring Belmondo and Marlène Jobert. Since 1975, Rappeneau has written only for his own films, including Le Sauvage, starring Yves Montand and Tout feu, tout flamme (1981), again with Montand, who co-starred with Isabelle Adjani. In 1990, Rappeneau directed a deluxe Technicolor film version of Cyrano de Bergerac, his adaptation of the classic French play by Edmond Rostand, starring Gérard Depardieu. Rappeneau's film version is the most elaborate film version of the play ever made, and one of the most expensive French films ever produced. It is the only rendition of the play in the original French to be released widely. At the 1991 César Awards, Rappeneau won the César Award for Best Director and César Award for Best Film. The 2003 comedy Bon voyage, co-written with Patrick Modiano, again starred Depardieu, this time with Isabelle Adjani. The film was nominated 11 times at the 2004 César Awards. Source: Article "Jean-Paul Rappeneau" from Wikipedia in english, licensed under CC-BY-SA 3.0.

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Year Film Job
2015 Families (Belles Familles) Director, Writer
2014 Henri Langlois vu par... Director
2003 Bon Voyage (Bon voyage) Director, Screenplay, Adaptation
1995 The Horseman on the Roof (Le Hussard sur le toit) Director, Screenplay
1990 Cyrano de Bergerac Director, Screenplay
1982 All Fired Up (Tout feu, tout flamme) Director, Screenplay
1975 Lovers Like Us (Le Sauvage) Writer, Director
1973 The Magnificent One (Le Magnifique) Writer
1971 The Married Couple of the Year Two (Les Mariés de l'an deux) Director, Writer
1966 A Matter of Resistance (La Vie de château) Screenplay, Director
1965 Marco the Magnificent (La Fabuleuse Aventure de Marco Polo) Writer
1964 That Man from Rio (L'Homme de Rio) Writer
1962 Le Combat dans l’île Writer
1962 A Very Private Affair (Vie privée) Writer
1961 Saint-Tropez Blues Writer
1960 Zazie dans le Métro (Zazie dans le métro) Screenplay
1958 Provincial Chronicle (Chronique provinciale) Director, Screenplay
1957 Appelez le 17 First Assistant Director


Year Film Character
2023 Catherine Deneuve, in the eye of the camera (Catherine Deneuve à son image) Self (archive footage)
2022 Dans les pas de Jean-Paul Rappeneau Self
2016 Belmondo by Belmondo (Belmondo par Belmondo) Self
2014 Henri Langlois vu par... Self
2013 Les Aventures d'Adrien: L'Affaire Catalan Self
2011 Il était une fois... « Lacombe Lucien » Self (cinéaste)
2007 A City Runs Through the Festival (İçinden Şehir Geçen Festival) Self
2004 📺 Leçon de Cinéma Self
2003 Claude Sautet or the Invisible Magic (Claude Sautet ou La magie invisible) Self
1978 Catherine Deneuve by Chance, or, A Certain Blondeness (Catherine Deneuve à l'aventure ou une certaine blondeur) Self
1974 📺 Spécial cinéma Self