Chris Marker (I) (1921–2012)

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Chris Marker was born on July 29, 1921 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, France as Christian François Bouche-Villeneuve. He was a writer and director, known for 12 Monkeys (1995), Sans Soleil (1983) and Third Side of the Coin (1960). He died on July 29, 2012 in Paris, France. See full bio »


(age 91) in Paris, France

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12 Monkeys Writer
Sans Soleil Writer
La Jetée Writer


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  12 Monkeys (TV Series) (inspired by "La Jetée" by - 11 episodes, 2018) (inspired by: La Jetee - 1 episode, 2015)
- The Beginning Part 2 (2018) ... (inspired by "La Jetée" by)
- The Beginning Part 1 (2018) ... (inspired by "La Jetée" by)
- Daughters (2018) ... (inspired by "La Jetée" by)
- One Minute More (2018) ... (inspired by "La Jetée" by)
- Demons (2018) ... (inspired by "La Jetée" by)
 2017 The Zone (story)
 2014 Cinétracts (Documentary) (concept - uncredited)
 2013 La Jétee (Short) (story)
 2012/I Kino (Short)
 2007 Leila Attacks (Short)
 2004 The Case of the Grinning Cat (TV Movie documentary)
 2001 Remembrance of Things to Come (Video documentary short)
 2000 Cinéma, de notre temps (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Une journée d'Andrei Arsenevitch (2000) ... (writer)
 1997 Level Five (Documentary)
 1995 Casque bleu (Documentary)
 1995 12 Monkeys (film La Jetée)
 1994 Tchaïka (Short)
 1993 The Last Bolshevik (Documentary) (writer)
 1990 Théorie des ensembles (Documentary short) (uncredited)
 1990 L'héritage de la chouette (TV Mini-Series documentary) (writer - 13 episodes)
- Tragédie ou L'illusion de la mort (1990) ... (writer)
- Misogynie ou Les pièges du désir (1990) ... (writer)
- Cosmogonie ou L'usage du monde (1990) ... (writer)
 1988 Tokyo Days (Documentary short) (written by)
 1985 Matta '85 (Documentary short)
 1985 A.K. (Documentary)
 1983 Sans Soleil (Documentary) (as Chris. Marker)
 1977 A Grin Without A Cat (Documentary)
 1976 The Spiral (Documentary) (commentary)
 1973 Kashima Paradise (Documentary) (narration)
 1973 L'ambassade (Short) (uncredited)
 1972 Three Cheers for the Whale (Documentary short) (commentary)
 1971 Cuba: Battle of the 10,000,000 (Documentary)
 1970 On vous parle du Brésil: Carlos Marighela (Documentary short) (concept)
 1969 On vous parle du Brésil: Tortures (Documentary short) (writer)
 1968 La sixième face du pentagone (Documentary short) (writer)
 1967 Far from Vietnam (Documentary) (supervising writer)
 1966 Si j'avais quatre dromadaires (Documentary)
 1966 Le volcan interdit (Documentary) (commentary)
 1966 Rotterdam-Europoort (Short documentary) (adaptation)
 1965 The Koumiko Mystery (Documentary)
 1963 Valparaiso (Documentary short)
 1963 The Lovely Month of May (Documentary)
 1962 La Jetée (Short) (written by - uncredited)
 1961 ¡Cuba Sí! (Documentary)
 1960 Third Side of the Coin (Documentary)
 1960 America as Seen by a Frenchman (Documentary) (dialogue)
 1958 Broadway by Light (Short) (commentary writer)
 1958 Des hommes dans le ciel (Documentary short) (commentary - uncredited)
 1958 La mer et les jours (Short) (commentary)
 1958 Le siècle a soif (Documentary short) (commentary)
 1958 Letter from Siberia (Documentary)
 1957 Django Reinhardt (Short) (commentary)
 1957 Le mystère de l'atelier quinze (Short) (commentary)
 1956 Les hommes de la baleine (Short documentary) (commentary - as Jacopo Berenzini)
 1956 Dimanche à Pekin (Documentary short)
 1953 Statues also Die (Documentary short) (writer)
 1952 Olympia 52 (Documentary)
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Other Works:

Book: "Le depays". Paris: Hersher. See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 4 Print Biographies | 3 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Jacopo Berenzini | Chris | Michel Krasna | Sandor Krasna | Chris And Magic Marker | Chris. Marker | Hayao Yamaneko


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