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José Giovanni (1923–2004)

Joseph Damiani, a.k.a José Giovanni, was born on June 22th, 1923, to a Corsican family. He did many little jobs when he was a teenager. Washing dishes in a train-restaurant, lumberjack, coal miner, waiter in a hotel restaurant of Chamonix. He was arrested for fraud and condemned to one year in jail in 1932. During WWII, in 1943, he was a high ... See full bio »

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(age 80) in Lausanne, Switzerland

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Known For

Le Rapace
Le Rapace Writer
(1968)
Mon ami le traître
(1988)
Two Men in Town
(1973)

Filmography

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 2014 Two Men in Town (original screenplay)
 2007 Le deuxième souffle (dialogue) / (novel "Un reglement de comptes")
 2001 Mon père, il m'a sauvé la vie (novel "Il avait dans le coeur des jardins introuvables") / (screenplay)
 1996 Crime à l'altimètre (TV Movie)
 1988 Mon ami le traître (adaptation) / (dialogue) / (novel)
 1988 Umi e (story 'Suna no bôkensha' - as Joze Jovanni)
 1985 Série noire (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Le tueur du dimanche (1985) ... (writer)
 1983 Le ruffian (novel "Les ruffians") / (screenplay)
 1979 Les égouts du paradis (adaptation)
 1977 Der Alte (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Der Alte schlägt zweimal zu (1977) ... (writer)
 1976 Boomerang (screenplay) / (story)
 1975 Le Gitan (novel "Histoire du Fou") / (screenplay)
 1973 Two Men in Town (dialogue) / (original scenario)
 1972 Scoumoune (novel) / (screenplay)
 1969 The Sicilian Clan (adaptation) / (dialogue)
 1968 Ho! (novel)
 1968 Le Rapace (adaptation & dialogue - as Jose Giovanni)
 1967 La loi du survivant (novel "Les Aventuriers") / (screenplay)
 1967 The Last Adventure (dialogue) / (novel) / (screenplay)
 1966 Le Deuxième Souffle (dialogue) / (novel "Un reglement de comptes")
 1966 Avec la peau des autres (screenplay) / (story)
 1965 The Wise Guys (adaptation and dialogue) / (novel "Le Haut-Fer")
 1963 Symphonie pour un massacre (writer)
 1963 Rififi in Tokyo (adaptation) / (dialogue)
 1961 A Man Named Rocca (dialogue) / (novel "L'excommunié")
 1960 Classe Tous Risques (adaptation) / (dialogue) / (novel)
 1960 Le Trou (adaptation) / (dialogue) / (novel)
 1959 Riff Raff Girls (adaptation)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Book: "The Secret Gardens in My Father's Heart". See more »

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Alternate Names:

Jose Giovanni | Joze Jovanni
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Trivia:

His novel, "Le Trou," (The Hole), which became a film, was based on his own escape attempt from a Paris prison. See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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