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Chris Marker (1921–2012)

Chris Marker was born on July 29, 1921 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, France as Christian François Bouche-Villeneuve. He was a director and writer, known for Twelve Monkeys (1995), La Jetée (1962) and Sans Soleil (1983). He died on July 29, 2012 in Paris, France. See full bio »


(age 91) in Paris, France

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 2012/I Kino (Short)
 2007 Leila Attacks (Short)
 2004 The Case of the Grinning Cat (TV Movie documentary)
 2003 Remembrance of Things to Come (Video documentary short)
 2000 Un maire au Kosovo (Documentary short)
 2000 Cinéma, de notre temps (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
 1999 E-clip-se (Documentary short) (as Chris)
 1997 Level Five (Documentary)
 1995 Casque bleu (Documentary)
 1994 Owl Gets in Your Eyes (Short)
 1994 Petite ceinture (Short)
 1994 Tchaïka (Short)
 1993 Le 20 heures dans les camps (Documentary short)
 1993 The Last Bolshevik (Documentary)
 1990 An Owl Is an Owl Is an Owl (Documentary short)
 1990 Berliner Ballade (TV Short documentary)
 1990 Cat Listening to Music (Short)
 1990 Zoo Piece (Documentary short)
 1990 Détour Ceausescu (Documentary short)
 1990 Slon Tango (Documentary short)
 1990 Théorie des ensembles (Documentary short) (as Chris. Marker)
 1988 Tokyo Days (Documentary short)
 1986 Mémoires pour Simone (Documentary)
 1985 From Chris to Christo (Short documentary)
 1985 A.K. (Documentary)
 1985 Matta '85 (Documentary short)
 1983 Sans Soleil (Documentary) (as Chris. Marker)
 1981 Junkopia (Documentary short)
 1977 Grin Without a Cat (Documentary) (as Chris. Marker)
 1974 La solitude du chanteur de fond (Documentary)
 1973 L'ambassade (Short)
 1973 The Train Rolls On (Documentary short)
 1972 Three Cheers for the Whale (Documentary short)
 1971 Cuba: Battle of the 10,000,000 (Documentary)
 1970 On vous parle du Brésil: Carlos Marighela (Documentary short)
 1969 Jour de tournage (Documentary short)
 1969 On vous parle du Brésil: Tortures (Documentary short)
 1969 Classe de lutte (Documentary short)
 1968 Be Seeing You (Documentary)
 1968 Cinétracts (Documentary) (uncredited)
 1968 La sixième face du pentagone (Documentary short)
 1967 Rhodiacéta
 1967 Far from Vietnam (Documentary) (supervising)
 1967 The Koumiko Mystery (Documentary)
 1966 Si j'avais quatre dromadaires (Documentary)
 1963 Le joli mai (Documentary)
 1962 La Jetée (Short)
 1961 ¡Cuba Sí! (Documentary)
 1960 Description d'un combat (Documentary)
 1959 Les astronautes (Short) (credit only)
 1957 Letter from Siberia (Documentary)
 1956 Dimanche à Pekin (Documentary short)
 1953 Statues also Die (Documentary short)
 1952 Olympia 52 (Documentary)
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Other Works:

Music video "Getting Away with It" for the band Electronic - Director See more »

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Alternate Names:

Jacopo Berenzini | Chris | Michel Krasna | Sandor Krasna | Chris And Magic Marker | Chris. Marker | Hayao Yamaneko


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An infamously private person, he has never granted an interview and fastidiously keeps his personal life and biographical information hidden. Many believe he sometimes attends events showing his films in disguise. See more »

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