Philippe de Broca (1933–2004)


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Philippe de Broca born in 1933 worked as an assistant for Claude Chabrol and Francois Truffaut ( "Les 400 coups" aka "The 400 blows" ). From 1960 to 2004 he directed over 30 full-length feature films, including the highly successful adventure movies such as "That Man from Rio" (L'Homme de Rio) in 1964 and "Le Magnifique" in 1973, romantic comedies... See full bio »

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King of Hearts Director
(1966)
(1964)
Cartouche Director
(1962)
The Love Game Director
(1960)

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 2004 Le menteur (TV Movie)
 2003 Un amour en kit (TV Movie)
 2003 Y aura pas école demain (TV Movie)
 2002 Madame Sans-Gêne (TV Movie)
 2000 Amazon
 1997 On Guard
 1996 Le veilleur de nuit (TV Movie)
 1994 Tales from the Zoo (TV Movie)
 1993 Regarde-moi quand je te quitte (TV Movie)
 1988 Chouans!
 1986 La gitane
 1984 Louisiana (TV Movie)
 1983 L'africain
 1981 Psy
 1979 Le cavaleur
 1977 Julie Gluepot
 1975 Incorrigible
 1973 Le Magnifique
 1972 Louise
 1971 Touch and Go
 1967 The Oldest Profession (segment "Mademoiselle Mimi")
 1963 People in Luck (segment "Une nuit avec une vedette")
 1962 Cartouche
 1961 The Seven Deadly Sins (segment "La gourmandise")
 1960 The Joker
 1960 The Love Game
 1956 Opération gas-oil (Documentary short)
 1954 Salon nautique (Documentary short)
 1954 Sous un autre soleil (Documentary short)
 1953 Les trois rendez-vous (Short)
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"King of Hearts," original musical; book by Joseph Stein; music by Peter Link; lyrics by Jacob Brackman; musical direction by Karen Gustafson; dance arrangements by Dorothee Freytag; music orchestrated by William David Brohn (as Bill Brohn); based upon an original screenplay by Philippe de Broca, Maurice Bessy, and Daniel ... See more »

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[on film schools] Oh, technique, schools. A film-maker's school is to go to the movies three times a day for ten years. Only those who went through such a school have a true love of cinema; for those who work their way up as assistants, cinema is only a bread-winner.

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Studied photographic techniques and subsequently joined an expedition to the Sahara as a cameraman. From then on worked on documentaries in the region, under the auspices of the Army Film Service in Algeria. Returned to France as assistant director to Truffaut, Chabrol and others, before becoming a director in his own right. An early exponent of the New Wave, his first three films are regarded as... See more »

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