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Born in Indre, Loire-Atlantique, France
Died in Mougins, Alpes-Maritimes, France
Birth NameLéonce-Henry Burel

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Léonce-Henri Burel was born on November 23, 1892 in Indre, Loire-Atlantique, France as Léonce-Henry Burel. He is known for his work on Diary of a Country Priest (1951), Visages d'enfants (1925) and A Man Escaped (1956). He died on March 21, 1977 in Mougins, Alpes-Maritimes, France.

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White gloves (due to celluloid chemical allergy)

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Burel was known for wearing white gloves while working, due to an allergy to film emulsion chemicals.
Prolific French cinematographer, in films from 1914. Did some of his best work for the directors Abel Gance and Jacques Feyder in the 1920's and 30's, and, during the 1950's, for Robert Bresson.

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