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Sacha Vierny (1919–2001)

Sacha Vierny was born on August 10, 1919 in Bois-le-Roi, Seine-et-Marne, France. He was a cinematographer and assistant director, known for The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989), The Pillow Book (1996) and Mon oncle d'Amérique (1980). He died on May 15, 2001 in Paris, France. See full bio »


(age 81) in Paris, France

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The Pillow Book
The Pillow Book Cinematographer
Mon oncle d'Amérique
Mon oncle d'Amérique Cinematographer
Belle de Jour
Belle de Jour Cinematographer


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 2000 The Man Who Cried (director of photography)
 1999 8 ½ Women
 1995 Autoreverse (Short)
 1992 L'autre Célia (Short)
 1992 Rosa (Short)
 1991 A Walk Through Prospero's Library (TV Short documentary)
 1991 M Is for Man, Music, Mozart (TV Short)
 1990 Final (Documentary short)
 1989 The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (director of photography)
 1988 Fear of Drowning (Short)
 1984 Clash
 1981 Beau Pere
 1980 Le fils puni
 1977 Le conseiller Crespel (Short)
 1974 Stavisky...
 1973 Les granges brûlées (director of photography)
 1972 Le moine (director of photography)
 1972 Le fusil à lunette (Short)
 1970 On n'échappe jamais (Short)
 1969 La main
 1968 The Tattoo
 1967 Belle de Jour (director of photography)
 1967 La bien-aimée (TV Movie)
 1967 La musica
 1964 Mayeux le bossu (Documentary short)
 1964 Un coin sans importance (Short)
 1964 Sans merveille (TV Movie)
 1962 Diamètres (Documentary short)
 1962 L'opéra-mouffe (Short)
 1962 Climats
 1961 Neuf mois en quelques minutes (Documentary short)
 1960 Paris la belle (Short documentary)
 1960 Le bel âge
 1959 Hiroshima Mon Amour (France)
 1959 Le chant du Styrène (Documentary short)
 1958 Elèves-maîtres (Documentary short)
 1958 Lettre de Sibérie (Documentary)
 1956 Tu enfanteras sans douleur (Documentary short)
 1956 Night and Fog (Documentary short)
 1956 Un mauvais rêve: cancer (Documentary short)
 1954 Bonnes vacances (Documentary short)
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French cinematographer, the son of Russian immigrants. Trained under Louis Daquin, he was usually associated with the films of Alain Resnais and Peter Greenaway.


Frequently works with director Peter Greenaway.

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