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Jean Genet (1910–1986)

Jean-Paul Sartre likens Jean Genet to a saint for a very particular reason, a reason that is apparent in the title of the biography, but which does not translate in the English title--"Saint Genet: Actor and Martyr"--because meaning and referentiality are lost. The French title is "Saint Genet: Comédien et Martyr"; the phrase "Saint Genet" evokes ... See full bio »

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(age 75) in Paris, France

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Querelle
Querelle Writer
(1982)
Poison
Poison Writer
(1991)
A Song of Love
(1954)
Mademoiselle
Mademoiselle Writer
(1966)

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 2008 Die Zofen (TV Movie) (written by)
 2006 Bonne bourre (Short) (inspiration)
 2006 Jean Genet, c'était pas moi (Short) (novel "L'ennemi déclaré")
 2006 Jean je n'ai... (Short)
 2003 Serva e padrona (novel)
 2002 Le balcon (TV Movie) (novel)
 1999 Genet à Chatila (Documentary) (novel "Quatre heures à Chatila")
 1992 Les équilibristes (inspiration)
 1991 Poison (inspired by the novels of Jean Genet with quotations from "Miracle of the Rose", "Our Lady of the Flowers" and "Thief's Journal")
 1986 Le sphinx (Documentary short) (text "Quatre heures à Chatila")
 1985 Assassins: A Film Concerning Rimbaud (Short) (text)
 1985 Les bonnes (TV Movie) (by)
 1982 Querelle (novel "Querelle de Brest")
 1982 Parveke (TV Movie) (play "The Balcony")
 1981 Black Mirror (play "Haute Surveillance") / (screenplay)
 1975 Saint, martyr et poète (TV Movie) (commentary)
 1975 Poor Pretty Eddie (play "The Balcony" - uncredited)
 1975 The Maids (play "Les Bonnes")
 1967 Possession du condamné (poem)
 1966 Der Neger (TV Movie) (play)
 1966 Mademoiselle (story)
 1966 Deathwatch (play "Haute surveillance")
 1966 Jungfruleken (TV Movie) (play "Les Bonnes")
 1964 Die Zofen (TV Movie) (play "Les Bonnes")
 1964 Hushjelpene (TV Movie) (based on play)
 1963 The Balcony (play)
 1962 Stuepigerne (TV Movie) (play "Les Bonnes")
 1956 Goubbiah, mon amour (uncredited)
 1954 A Song of Love (Short)
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Stage: Wrote "The Maids," performed at the New Lindsey Theatre Club in London, England, with Tutte Lemkow, Aubrey Woods, Selma Vaz Dias, Hazel Penwarden and Betty Stockfield in the cast. Peter Zadek was director. See more »

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Buried in the Spanish Cemetery in Larache, Morocco. His tomb there is used as a location in Tarik El Hob (2001).

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Sagittarius

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