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Date of Birth 15 March 1933Paris, France
Date of Death 26 November 2004Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, France  (cancer)
Birth NamePhillipe Claude Alex de Broca de Ferrussac

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Philippe de Broca was born on March 15, 1933 in Paris, France as Phillipe Claude Alex de Broca de Ferrussac. He was a director and writer, known for On Guard (1997), That Man from Rio (1964) and The Man from Acapulco (1973). He was married to Valérie Rojan and Margot Kidder. He died on November 26, 2004 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, France.

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Margot Kidder (6 August 1983 - 1984) (divorced)
Valérie Rojan (? - 26 November 2004) (his death) (2 children)

Trivia (5)

Worked as an assistant director for Claude Chabrol and François Truffaut before he started making films himself.
Biography in: John Wakeman, editor. "World Film Directors, Volume Two, 1945-1985". Pages 158-162. New York: The H.W. Wilson Company, 1988.
Had a son with Marthe Keller in 1971.
He directed 5 different actors in César-nominated performances: Nicole Garcia, Stéphane Freiss, Daniel Auteuil, Marie Gillain and Vincent Perez. Garcia and Freiss won Césars for their performances in one of de Broca movies.
Studied photographic techniques and subsequently joined an expedition to the Sahara as a cameraman. From then on worked on documentaries in the region, under the auspices of the Army Film Service in Algeria. Returned to France as assistant director to Truffaut, Chabrol and others, before becoming a director in his own right. An early exponent of the New Wave, his first three films are regarded as his best work.

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