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Michel Audiard (1920–1985)

After the Liberation Michel Audiard started a career as a movie magazine writer. Under the pen name of Jacques Potier he worked for short-lived titles such as "L'Etoile du Soir" and "Cinévie". One day, André Hunebelle, the popular French filmmaker, asked him if he thought he could write an adventure story for him. And, well...he could! "Mission à ... See full bio »

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 2000 Under Suspicion (1981 screenplay Garde à vue)
 1985 La Cage aux Folles 3: The Wedding (adaptation) / (dialogue)
 1985 On ne meurt que deux fois (adaptation) / (dialogue)
 1984 The Vultures (dialogue) / (screenplay)
 1984 Dog Day (dialogue) / (screenplay)
 1983 Le marginal (dialogue)
 1983 Deadly Circuit (adaptation) / (dialogue) / (scenario)
 1982 Espion, lève-toi (adaptation) / (dialogue)
 1981 The Professional (dialogue)
 1981 Garde à vue (dialogue)
 1981 Est-ce bien raisonnable? (dialogue)
 1980 Pile ou face
 1980 L'entourloupe (screenplay and dialogue)
 1980 Le guignolo (dialogue)
 1980 Il lupo e l'agnello (dialogue)
 1979 Flic ou voyou (dialogue)
 1979 Les égouts du paradis (dialogue)
 1979 Le cavaleur (dialogue) / (scenario)
 1977 Mort d'un pourri (dialogue)
 1977 Animal (dialogue) / (screenplay)
 1977 Dear Inspector (adaptation) / (dialogue)
 1976 Le grand escogriffe (screen adaptation)
 1976 Le corps de mon ennemi (screenplay and dialogue)
 1975 Incorrigible (dialogue)
 1974 Bons baisers... à lundi (dialogue)
 1974 Vive la France (Documentary)
 1974 Comment réussir... quand on est con et pleurnichard (adaptation - uncredited) / (dialogue - uncredited)
 1974 O.K. patron (uncredited)
 1972 Elle cause plus, elle flingue (written by)
 1969 Une veuve en or (dialogue) / (scenario and adaptation)
 1969 Sous le signe du taureau (adaptation) / (dialogue)
 1968 Le pacha (adaptation) / (dialogue)
 1968 La petite vertu (adaptation) / (dialogue)
 1967 Max le débonnaire (TV Series)
 1967 Fleur d'oseille (dialogue)
 1967 Johnny Banco (dialogue)
 1967 Toutes folles de lui (dialogue)
 1967 La grande sauterelle (dialogue) / (screenplay)
 1966 Sale temps pour les mouches (dialogue)
 1966 Tender Scoundrel (dialogue)
 1966 Ne nous fâchons pas (screenplay and dialogue)
 1965 Quand passent les faisans (dialogue)
 1965 Cloportes (dialogue)
 1965 The Dictator's Guns (uncredited)
 1965 Crime on a Summer Morning (dialogue)
 1964 Une foule enfin réunie (Documentary short) (dialogue)
 1964 The Great Spy Chase (dialogue)
 1964 Male Hunt (dialogue)
 1964 Un drôle de caïd (collaboration on screenplay)
 1964 Dandelions by the Roots (in collaboration with)
 1964 Greed in the Sun (adaptation) / (dialogue)
 1963 Teuf-teuf (TV Movie)
 1963 Monsieur Gangster (dialogue)
 1963 Carambolages (dialogue)
 1963 Any Number Can Win (dialogue)
 1963 Le voyage à Biarritz (uncredited)
 1962 The Gentleman from Epsom (dialogue)
 1962 The Devil and the Ten Commandments (dialogue - segment "Bien d'autrui ne prendras")
 1962 A Monkey in Winter (dialogue)
 1962 Le bateau d'Émile (dialogue)
 1961 Amours célèbres (dialogue - segment "Les comédiennes")
 1961 The Lions Are Loose (dialogue)
 1961 The Counterfeiters of Paris (dialogue) / (screenplay)
 1961 Taxi for Tobruk (dialogue)
 1961 Le président (adaptation) / (dialogue)
 1960 Spécial Noël: Jean Gabin (TV Short)
 1960 Love and the Frenchwoman (dialogue: "L'Adultère")
 1960 Les vieux de la vieille (dialogue) / (screenplay)
 1960 Le baron de l'écluse (dialogue)
 1959 Vel' d'Hiv (Documentary short) (commentary)
 1959 Les yeux de l'amour (dialogue)
 1959 Rue de Paris (writer)
 1959 125 rue Montmartre (dialogue)
 1959 Babette Goes to War (dialogue)
 1959 La bête à l'affût (writer)
 1959 Too Late to Love (dialogue)
 1959 Archimède, le clochard (adaptation) / (dialogue)
 1958 Marchands de rien (Short documentary) (commentary)
 1958 The Possessors (adaptation) / (dialogue)
 1958 Sins of Youth (writer)
 1958 The Night Affair (adaptation) / (dialogue)
 1958 Les misérables (writer)
 1958 Inspector Maigret (adaptation) / (dialogue)
 1957 Retour de manivelle (dialogue)
 1957 Trois jours à vivre (dialogue) / (screenplay)
 1957 Fugitive in Saigon (dialogue) / (screenplay and dialogue)
 1957 Jusqu'au dernier (dialogue)
 1956 Courte tête (dialogue)
 1956 Mannequins de Paris (adaptation and dialogue)
 1956 Le sang à la tête (adaptation) / (dialogue)
 1956 La bande à papa (dialogue)
 1955 Hi-Jack Highway (dialogue) / (screenplay)
 1955 The Infiltrator (dialogue)
 1954 Allegro squadrone (dialogue) / (screenplay)
 1954 Poisson d'avril (adaptation) / (dialogue)
 1954 Beauty and the Bullfighter (dialogue)
 1954 Daughters of Destiny (uncredited)
 1953 The Most Wanted Man (dialogue) / (screenplay)
 1953 The Three Musketeers (adaptation and dialogue)
 1953 Les dents longues (dialogue) / (screenplay)
 1952 Le feu quelque part (Short)
 1952 Pour vous, mesdames (Short) (dialogue - uncredited)
 1952 Tout tourne (Short) (commentary)
 1952 Elle et moi (script & dialogue)
 1952 Adorable Creatures (uncredited)
 1952 L'homme de ma vie (adaptation)
 1952 Massacre en dentelles (scenario and dialogue)
 1951 La marche
 1951 Vedettes sans maquillage (Documentary short) (commentary)
 1951 Ma femme est formidable (uncredited)
 1951 Le passe-muraille (adaptation - uncredited) / (screenplay)
 1951 Dear Caroline (uncredited)
 1950 Brune ou blonde (Documentary short) (dialogue) / (screenplay)
 1950 Méfiez-vous des blondes (scenario and dialogue)
 1950 On n'aime qu'une fois (adaptation)
 1949 Mission à Tanger (dialogue) / (scenario)
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Other Works:

Books: "Mon petit Livre rouge" (Presses de la Cité, 1969)/"Vive la France" (Julliard, 1973). See more »

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His work for collaborationist newspapers during WWII has been put to light in October 2017. He was helped during WWII by Robert Courtine. See more »


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