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Jean Genet (1910–1986)

Social outcast and criminal who became a novelist and dramatist. Jean-Paul Sartre likened Genet to a saint! See full bio »

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(age 75) in Paris, France

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 2008 Die Zofen (TV Movie) (written by)
 2006 A Good F*** (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 Walking a Tightrope (inspiration)
 1991 Poison (novels)
 1986 Le sphinx (Documentary short) (text "Quatre heures à Chatila")
 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)
 1966 Jungfruleken (TV Movie) (play "Les Bonnes")
 1964 Die Zofen (TV Movie) (play "Les Bonnes")
 1963 The Balcony (play)
 1962 Stuepigerne (TV Movie) (play "Les Bonnes")
 1956 Kiss of Fire (uncredited)
 1950 A Song of Love (Short)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

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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5 Print Biographies | 1 Interview | 1 Article | See more »
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Trivia:

Buried in the Spanish Cemetery in Larache, Morocco. His tomb there is used as a location in The Road to Love (2001).

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Sagittarius

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