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Robert Desnos (1900–1945)

Robert Desnos was born on July 4, 1900 in Paris, France. He was a writer, known for Bonsoir mesdames, bonsoir messieurs (1944), Down to Earth (1994) and L'étoile de mer (1928). He died on June 8, 1945 in Terezín, Czechoslovakia [now Czech Republic]. See full bio »

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Down to Earth Soundtrack
Les bâtisseurs Music Department


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 1974 L'île aux enfants (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Casimir poète (1974) ... (writer: "La fourmi")
 1944 Bonsoir mesdames, bonsoir messieurs (adaptation) / (dialogue) / (screenplay)
 1938 Sources noires (Documentary short) (commentary)
 1937 Records 37 (Documentary short) (commentary)
 1928 L'étoile de mer (Short) (poem)
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 1994 Down to Earth (lyrics: "Morna das sombras")
 1966 Pour le plaisir (TV Series documentary) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Rendez-vous avec Fantômas (1966) ... (lyrics: "La complainte de Fantômas")
 1959 À la découverte des Français (TV Series documentary short) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Rue Mouffetard (1959) ... (lyrics: "Le blaireau" - uncredited)
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 1928 L'étoile de mer (Short)
Un autre homme
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 1938 Les bâtisseurs (Documentary) (lyricist: original songs)
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 2007 Robert Desnos (Documentary)
 2006 Loren Cass
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 1963 Les heures chaudes de Montparnasse (TV Series documentary)
- La fureur de vivre des années 20 (1963) ... Himself
 1959 La belle saison est proche (Documentary short)

Personal Details

Other Works:

For Poste Parisien, on July 4th , he presented a radio-play: Salut Au Monde! by Walt Whitman which included music from all the countries cited in the poem. He had before done a radio-play on Fantomas.

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5' 6¼" (1.68 m)

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Poet, journalist ,screenwriter, author of radio plays and ads-writer, he was member of the surrealist group . But he had differences with André Breton's leadership. He was part of the revolt against him with Georges Bataille. He became friend with Alejo Carpentier and was enamored with singer Yvonne George. See more »

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