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Jean Vigo (1905–1934)

Jean Vigo had bad health since he was a child. Son of anarchist militant Miguel Almareyda, he also never really recovered from his father's mysterious death in jail when he was 12. Abandoned by his mother, he passed from boarding school to boarding school. Aged 23, through meetings with people involved in the movies, he started working in the ... See full bio »

Died:

(age 29) in Paris, France

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Known For

L'Atalante
L'Atalante Writer
(1934)
Zero for Conduct
(1933)
À propos de Nice
(1930)
Taris
Taris Writer
(1931)

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 1934 L'Atalante (adaptation) / (dialogue)
 1933 Zero for Conduct (Short) (scenario)
 1931 Taris (Documentary short)
 1930 À propos de Nice (Documentary short) (screenplay)
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 1934 L'Atalante
 1933 Zero for Conduct (Short)
 1931 Taris (Documentary short)
 1930 À propos de Nice (Documentary short)
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 1933 Zero for Conduct (Short) (uncredited)
 1931 Taris (Documentary short)
 1930 À propos de Nice (Documentary short)
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 1933 Zero for Conduct (Short) (producer - uncredited)
 1930 À propos de Nice (Documentary short) (producer)
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 1963 Les Carabiniers (dedicatee)
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 2001 Jean Vigo: Le son retrouvé (Video documentary short)
Himself in pictures (uncredited)

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2 Biographical Movies | 2 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 9 Articles | See more »

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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In 2011 Jean Vigo's daughter and film critic Luce Vigo accepted the Parajanov-Vartanov Institute Award -- named after persecuted Soviet filmmakers Sergei Parajanov and Mikhail Vartanov -- posthumously honoring Vigo for the masterpiece Zero for Conduct (1933); Oscar-winning actor Jon Voight presented the award and Oscar-winning director Martin Scorsese sent a letter for the occassion with words on... See more »

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