Henri Alekan Poster


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Overview (3)

Born in Paris, France
Died in Auxerre, Yonne, France  (leukemia)
Birth NameHenri Albert Alakan

Mini Bio (1)

Henri Alekan was born on February 10, 1909 in Paris, France as Henri Albert Alakan. He is known for his work on Wings of Desire (1987), Roman Holiday (1953) and La Truite (The Trout) (1982). He was married to Nadia Starcevic. He died on June 15, 2001 in Auxerre, Yonne, France.

Spouse (1)

Nadia Starcevic (? - 15 June 2001) ( his death)

Trivia (6)

Professor at L'IDHEC (La Fémis)
Member of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 1983
Was captured and imprisoned by the Germans when they invaded France in 1940, but he escaped from prison and formed his own resistance group.
Worked as camera operator under Eugene Schufftan in the late 1930's.
A former puppeteer, he started as third assistant cameraman at the Billancourt studios in 1927.
Member of AFC (Association Française de la photo Cinématographique).

Personal Quotes (1)

[when asked what a cinematographer's job really was] To obtain psychological reactions out of mere technical means.

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