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Jean Herman (1933–2015)

Jean Herman was born on May 17, 1933 in Pagny-sur-Moselle, France as Jean Georges Hubert Herman. He was a writer and director, known for Barbarous Street (1984), Under Suspicion (2000) and Farewell, Friend (1968). He was married to Anne Doat. He died on June 16, 2015 in Gradignan, Gironde, France. See full bio »

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Known For

Barbarous Street
Under Suspicion
Farewell, Friend
Garde à vue
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 2011 Watch Your Lip! (TV Movie) (scenario - as Jean Vautrin)
 2000 Under Suspicion (1981 screenplay Garde à vue)
 1991 Berlin Lady (TV Mini-Series) (novel - as Jean Vautrin)
 1987 Charlie Dingo (dialogue - as Jean Vautrin) / (scenario - as Jean Vautrin)
 1985 Urgence (dialogue - as Jean Vautrin) / (scenario & adaptation)
 1985 Intrigues (TV Series) (adaptation - as Jean Vautrin) / (screenplay - as Jean Vautrin)
 1984 Dog Day (novel - as Jean Vautrin) / (screenplay)
 1984 Barbarous Street (adaptation) / (dialogue - as Jean Vautrin) / (screenplay)
 1983 Le marginal (scenario)
 1981 Garde à vue (adaptation)
 1980 Jean-Sans-Terre (TV Movie) (adaptation) / (dialogue)
 1980 L'entourloupe
 1980 Le guignolo (screenplay)
 1979 Miss (TV Series) (additional dialogue)
  Histoires insolites (TV Series) (adaptation - 1 episode, 1979) (dialogue - 1 episode, 1979)
- Le locataire d'en haut (1979) ... (adaptation) / (dialogue)
 1979 Cop or Hood (adaptation)
 1979 Les insulaires (TV Movie) (adaptation)
 1977 Banlieue Sud-Est (TV Mini-Series) (adaptation) / (dialogue)
 1976 The Big Operator (screen adaptation)
 1972 The Egg (adaptation)
 1971 The 21 Carat Snatch (screenplay)
 1968 Farewell, Friend (screenplay)
 1964 La cinémathèque française (Documentary short)
 1963 Le chemin de la mauvaise route (Documentary) (writer)
 1962 Twist parade (Documentary short)
 1961 La quille (Short)
 1960 Actua-Tilt (Documentary short)
 1958 Voyage en Boscavie (Short)
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Other Works:

Book: "Un Grand pas vers le Bon Dieu". Paris : B. Grasset. It won the Prix Goncourt. See more »

Alternate Names:

Jean Vautrin

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He took his pen name Jean Vautrin from the character Vautrin in 'La Comédie humaine by Honoré de Balzac but his mother's family had also relatives of that name. See more »

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