Claude Lelouch

Claude Lelouch

  • French director, born in Paris in 1937.

    Hidden in darkened cinemas during the Second World War, Claude Lelouch has been passionate about film since his childhood. He became a cameraman filming current events and created his production company Les Films 13 in 1960. Director of several self-produced feature films and of many scopitone films, he first tasted success with The Decadent Influence (1964). In 1966, A Man and a Woman won the Grand Prix at Cannes and two Oscars. Then followed a plethora of more than fifty films including Money Money Money (1972), Bolero (1981), Itinerary of a Spoiled Child (1988), and Crossed Tracks (2007). He considers himself a director of auteur films for the people, and has worked with the biggest French stars, such as Jean-Louis Trintignant, Annie Girardot, Lino Ventura, Michèle Morgan, Jean-Paul Belmondo, and Jean Dujardin. In 2017, he made the choral film Everyone’s Life.

  • Le Propre de l’homme (1960)  In the Affirmative (1962)  Une fille et des fusils (1965)  A Man and a Woman (1966)  Live For Life (1967)  Love Is a Funny Thing (1969)  The Crook (1970)  L’Aventure, c’est l’aventure (1972)  Happy New Year (1973) Cat and Mouse (1975)  If I Had to Do It All Over Again (1976)  The Good and the Bad (1976)  Robert and Robert (1978) Bolero (1981) – Edith and Marcel (1983)  Viva la vie (1984)  Partir, revenir (1985)  Attention bandits ! (1986) – Itinerary of a Spoiled Child (1988)  Il y a des jours… et des lunes (1990)  La Belle histoire (1992)  Tout ça pour ça (1992) – Les Misérables (1994)  Men, Women: A User's Manual (1996) – And now… Ladies and gentlemen (2002)  Roman de gare (2007)  Un + une (2015) – Every One's Life (2017)  The Best Years of the Life (2019)  L'amour c'est mieux que la vie (2021)

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