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Jorge Semprún (1923–2011)

Jorge Semprún was born on December 10, 1923 in Madrid, Spain as Jorge Semprún Maura. He was a writer and actor, known for Z (1969), The Confession (1970) and Une femme à sa fenêtre (1976). He was married to Collette Leloup and Loleh Bellon. He died on June 7, 2011 in Paris, France. See full bio »


(age 87) in Paris, France

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 2011 The Time of Silence (TV Movie) (scenario and dialogue)
 2009 Ah, c'était ça la vie! (TV Mini-Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (2009) ... (written by)
- Episode #1.1 (2009) ... (written by)
 1997 K
 1995 L'affaire Dreyfus (TV Movie)
 1991 Netchaïev est de retour (novel)
 1988 Médecins des hommes (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 1983 Los desastres de la guerra (TV Series) (writer - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1983) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.5 (1983) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.4 (1983) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.3 (1983) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.2 (1983) ... (writer)
 1978 Roads to the South (written by)
 1976 Une femme à sa fenêtre (dialogue)
 1974 Stavisky...
 1974 Les deux mémoires (Documentary)
 1972 The Assassination (adaptation and dialogue)
 1970 The Confession (adaptation - as Jorge Semprun) / (dialogue - as Jorge Semprun)
 1969 Z (writer)
 1966 Objective 500 Million (collaboration)
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Show Show Self (36 credits)
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Other Works:

Author of the novel, "Le Grand Voyage," published in English as "the Long Voyage" and also as "The Cattle Truck." See more »

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3 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Jorge Semprun | Federico Sánchez

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Personal Quote:

You ask what haunts my writing. Well, after the camp there was the moral question of being a Communist. Trying to explain the folly and the necessity of that choice. Trying to show how it came to be my "Rasion D'Etre," and why this dead star hovered around so long above the previous century. Here are my obsessions, in no particular order: torture, the camps, the Jewish experience during the ... See more »


After several decades of writing screenplays, novels, plays and essays in French, he wrote his first novel in Spanish - Veinte Anos Y Un Dia" [Twenty Years and a Day]- in 2003, at the age of 79. See more »

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