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Patrick Modiano

Patrick Modiano was born on July 30, 1945 in Boulogne-Billancourt, Hauts-de-Seine, France. He is a writer and actor, known for Lacombe, Lucien (1974), Bon voyage (2003) and Une jeunesse (1983). He has been married to Dominique Zehrfuss since September 12, 1970. They have two children. See full bio »
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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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 2009 Des gens qui passent (TV Movie) (based on the novel by: "Un cirque passe")
 2006 Charell (novel "De si braves garçons")
 2003 Bon voyage (scenario)
 2001 Te quiero (novel "Dimanches d'août")
 1995 The Son of Gascogne (scenario)
 1994 Le parfum d'Yvonne (novel "Villa Triste")
 1983 Une jeunesse (novel) / (screenplay)
 1978 Madame le juge (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Un innocent (1978) ... (writer)
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 2010-2014 La grande librairie (TV Series)
- Episode dated 2 October 2014 (2014) ... Himself
- Episode #5.4 (2012) ... Himself
- Episode dated 11 March 2010 (2010) ... Himself
 2011 Il était une fois... (TV Series documentary)
- Lacombe Lucien (2011) ... Himself
 2007 Empreintes (TV Series documentary)
 1993-2001 Bouillon de culture (TV Series documentary)
- Autour de Patrick Modiano (2001) ... Himself
- Louis Malle (1993) ... Himself
 1996-2000 Un siècle d'écrivains (TV Series documentary)
- Patrick Modiano (1996) ... Himself
 1996 Elle s'appelait Françoise (TV Movie documentary)
 1988 Ex Libris (TV Series)
- Episode dated 26 October 1988 (1988) ... Himself
 1985 Apostrophes (TV Series)
- À cette époque... (1985) ... Himself
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 2015 Les vendredis d'Apostrophes (TV Movie documentary)
 2014 Le grand journal de Canal+ (TV Series documentary)
- Episode dated 10 October 2014 (2014) ... Himself

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6' 6" (1.98 m)

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I often have the impression that the book I've just finished isn't satisfied, that it rejects me because I haven't successfully completed it. Because there is no going back, I'm forced to begin a new book so I can finally complete the previous one. And so, I take certain scenes and develop them more fully. These repetitions have a hypnotic quality, like a litany.


Son of the Flemish actress Louisa Colpeyn. See more »

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