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Claude Chabrol (1930–2010)

French film director considered a master in the mystery genre. He is credited with starting the "nouvelle vague" French film movement. See full bio »


(age 80) in Paris, France

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 2007-2008 Chez Maupassant (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Le petit fût (2008)
- La parure (2007)
 2001 Les redoutables (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Coup de vice (2001)
 1997 The Swindle
 1994 L'Enfer
 1993 The King of Ads (Documentary)
 1993 L'oeil de Vichy (Documentary)
 1992 Betty
 1991 Madame Bovary
 1990 Dr. M
 1988-1989 Les dossiers secrets de l'inspecteur Lavardin (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Maux croisés (1989)
- L'escargot noir (1988)
 1987 Masques
 1982 La danse de mort (TV Movie)
 1982 M. le maudit (TV Short)
 1982 Les affinités électives (TV Movie)
 1980 Fantômas (TV Mini-Series) (2 episodes)
 1978-1979 Il était un musicien (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Monsieur Liszt (1979)
 1979 Cyprien Katsaris (TV Movie)
 1974-1979 Histoires insolites (TV Series) (5 episodes)
- Monsieur Bébé (1974)
 1978 Violette
 1978 Madame le juge (TV Series) (1 episode)
- 2 + 2 = 4 (1978)
 1976 The Twist
 1976 Death Rite
 1974-1976 Nouvelles de Henry James (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 1975 Dirty Hands
 1974 The Nada Gang
 1970 Les novices (uncredited)
 1970 The Breach
 1970 Le Boucher
 1968 Les Biches
 1965 Blue Panther
 1965 Six in Paris (segment "La Muette")
 1964 The World's Most Beautiful Swindlers (segment "L'Homme qui vendit la Tour Eiffel")
 1963 Ophélia
 1963 Bluebeard
 1962 The Seven Deadly Sins (segment "Avarice, L'")
 1961 Wise Guys
 1959 Leda
 1959 Les Cousins
 1958 Le Beau Serge
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Other Works:

Biography (with Eric Rohmer): "Hitchcock"

Publicity Listings:

2 Biographical Movies | 8 Print Biographies | 6 Interviews | 11 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »


5' 6" (1.68 m)

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[on his movie Ophélia (1963)] I saw it recently and it was still execrable. See more »


While his wife Stéphane Audran often stated to owe everything to him, some critics have tried to claim that it was the other way around, with Chabrol's cinema benefiting a lot from the director's encounter with the actress. Chabrol himself wasn't too fond of this take on his long partnership with Audran, stating that Stéphane had been a pivotal figure in the making of Le Boucher (1970) by ... See more »


His movies were often strong attacks of the French bourgeoisie See more »


The Balzac of Cinema See more »

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