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Henri Calef (1910–1994)

The most underrated of the French directors of the post-WW2 era ? This one,arguably.An educated man ,with a passion for history,Henri Calef (1910-1994) began his career in 1945.His second effort ("Jericho") ranked among the best French movies dealing with resistance during WW2."Les Chouans" was a fine adaptation of Balzac's novel."La Maison Sous ... See full bio »


(age 84) in Paris, France

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Fatal Affair Director
Shadow and Light Director


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 1977-1979 Les dossiers de l'écran (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Jean Moulin (1977)
 1964 Les archives de la France (Documentary short)
 1961 Doit-on les punir? (Documentary short)
 1957 Les violents
 1954 Paris (Short)
 1953 Fatal Affair
 1951 The Passerby
 1950 Sorceror
 1948 Wench
 1948 Crossroads of Passion (uncredited)
 1947 The Royalists
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Other Works:

Book: "Jean Moulin, Une vie" Book : "Le Sabordage de la Troisieme Republique"

Alternate Names:

H. Calef | Calef

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Member of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 1954

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