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Raoul Coutard (1924–2016)


Raoul Coutard was born on September 16, 1924 in Paris, France. He was a cinematographer and director, known for Breathless (1960), Jules and Jim (1962) and Z (1969). He died on November 8, 2016 in Labenne, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France. See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 8 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Breathless
Breathless Cinematographer
(1960)
Jules and Jim
Jules and Jim Cinematographer
(1962)
Z
Z Cinematographer
(1969)
Pierrot le Fou
Pierrot le Fou Cinematographer
(1965)

Filmography

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 1992 Maigret (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1990 Kaffeeklatsch (Short)
 1990 Nachbarschaft (Short)
 1989 Peaux de vaches (uncredited)
 1987 Fuegos
 1986 Max mon amour
 1986 Parachute (Short)
 1985 Flash back
 1984 La garce
 1973 L'emmerdeur
 1972 Embassy
 1971 The Hideout
 1969 Z (director of photography)
 1968 Rocky Road to Dublin (Documentary)
 1967 Weekend
 1967 La chinoise
 1967 L'horizon
 1966 Made in U.S.A (as RC)
 1966 L'espion
 1965 Scruggs
 1965 Hail, Mafia (director of photography)
 1965 Alphaville
 1964 Les plus belles escroqueries du monde (segment "Grand escroc, Le")
 1964 Les baisers
 1964 The Soft Skin
 1963 Contempt
 1962 Love at Twenty (segment "Antoine et Colette")
 1962 La poupée
 1962 Jules and Jim
 1962 Petit jour (Short)
 1961 Chronique d'un été (Paris 1960) (Documentary)
 1961 Lola
 1960 The Army Game
 1960 Breathless
 1960 Bourdelle, sculpteur monumental (Documentary short)
 1959 Ramuntcho
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(book) L'Impériale de Van Su: Comment je suis entré dans le cinéma en dégustant une soupe chinoise. Paris: Ramsay, 2007. ISBN 2841148661

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Alternate Names:

RC
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Worked on several classic films of the French New Wave, especially noted for his trademark use of hand-held cameras and natural lighting. See more »

Trademark:

Frequently worked with Jean-Luc Godard and François Truffaut.

Star Sign:

Virgo

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