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Joseph Kosma (1905–1969)

Joseph Kosma was born in Budapest. He took an interest in music at a very young age, writing an opera called "Noel dans les Tranchées" as a teenager. One of his greatest loves in Budapest was the music of Bela Bartok. Finding the political atmosphere to be more and more oppressive in Budapest, Kosma moved to Berlin where he joined Bertolt Brecht's ... See full bio »

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 1970 La fenêtre (TV Movie)
 1967 Bitter Fruit
 1965 Jeunesse en bleu (Documentary short)
 1963 Chagall (Documentary short)
 1963 Heaven Sent
 1962 Il fiore e la violenza (segment "La scampagnata")
 1962 Snobs!
 1962 La poupée
 1960 Matisse ou Le talent de bonheur (Documentary short)
 1960 Croesus
 1960 Love and the Frenchwoman (segment ": "L'Enfance")
 1959 The Three Musketeers (TV Movie)
 1959 Experiment in Evil (TV Movie)
 1958 La cocotte d'azur (Documentary short)
 1958 La chatte
 1958 Tamango
 1957 G.S.O. (Documentary short)
 1957 Demoniac
 1957 Commune de Paris (Documentary short)
 1956 Un grain de bon sens (Documentary short)
 1956 Soupçons
 1956 Main Street
 1956 Kiss of Fire
 1955 De schat van Oostende (Documentary short)
 1955 Paris Precinct (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- The Actress (1955)
- Two Blind Men (1955)
 1955 The Fugitives
 1955 Magic Village
 1954 No Exit
 1954 The Anatomy of Love (segment "La Parade", french version)
 1954 Wild Fruit
 1953 Chagall (Documentary short)
 1953 Des maisons et des hommes (Documentary short)
 1953 Je m'appellerai Guillaume Apollinaire (Documentary short)
 1953 La commune (Documentary short)
 1953 Lumière (TV Short documentary)
 1953 Rhine Virgin
 1951 Junior Champions (Short)
 1951 Les anonymes du ciel (Documentary short)
 1951 Perfectionist
 1951 The Lady from Boston (uncredited)
 1950 Les feuilles mortes (Short)
 1950 Triple Bill (TV Movie) (episode "The Canary")
 1949 Blood of the Beasts (Documentary short)
 1949 Wicked City
 1948 Wench
 1948 Man to Men
 1948 The Little Soldier (Short)
 1947 Bethsabée
 1947 Noah's Ark
 1947 The Royalists
 1946 L'homme (Short) (music composer)
 1946 Pétrus
 1946 A Day in the Country (Short) (as Kosma)
 1946 Aubervilliers (Documentary short)
 1938 Street Singer
 1938 La Marseillaise (as Kosma)
 1937 La Grande Illusion (music)
 1936 Jenny
 1936 The Crime of Monsieur Lange (uncredited)
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Alternate Names:

Joseph Cosma | Kosma

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While French Cinematheque curator Henri Langlois had shown silent films to his audiences during the first decade of his theatre without musical accompaniment, beginning in 1945 he would present silents with live piano performed by Kosma, whom the film director Jean Renoir introduced him to. See more »

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