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Christian Matras (1903–1977)

Christian Matras was born on December 29, 1903 in Valence, Drôme, Rhône-Alpes, France. He was a cinematographer and director, known for La Grande Illusion (1937), Swords of Blood (1962) and Billeting Order (1932). He died on May 4, 1977 in Paris, France. See full bio »


(age 73) in Paris, France

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La Grande Illusion Cinematographer
Swords of Blood Cinematographer
Billeting Order Cinematographer
Lucretia Borgia Cinematographer


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 1971 Varietés
 1969 Las leandras
 1969 Esa mujer
 1969 The Milky Way
 1968 Birds in Peru
 1968 Une femme sans importance (TV Movie)
 1967 Woman Times Seven (director of photography)
 1965 Beatrice
 1965 The Lace Wars
 1965 Five Thousand Dollars on One Ace (uncredited)
 1965 The Majordomo
 1965 Samba
 1963 Scheherazade
 1962 Virginie
 1962 Therese
 1961 Paris Blues (photographed by)
 1959 Beast at Bay
 1958 Christine
 1958 Maxime
 1957 Les espions
 1955 Lola Montès
 1955 Nana
 1954 The Bed (segments "Billet de logement, Le", "Lit de la Pompadour, Le")
 1954 Daughters of Destiny (segment "Lysistrata")
 1952 Le Plaisir (segments "Le Masque", "La Maison Tellier")
 1951 Bluebeard
 1951 Barbe-Bleue
 1951 Olivia
 1950 La Ronde
 1950 Paris Waltz
 1948 Man to Men
 1946 Un revenant (uncredited)
 1946 L'idiot
 1944 Le bossu
 1943 Lucrèce
 1943 Secrets
 1938 Je chante
 1937 La Grande Illusion (photography)
 1936 L'argent
 1935 La marmaille
 1935 Maternité
 1934 S.S. Tenacity
 1934 Le scandale
 1932 Arrêtez-moi! (Short)
 1932 Un beau mariage (Short)
 1932 Le Cor (Short)
 1931 Le credo du paysan (Short)
 1928 Misdeal
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Leading French cinematographer who worked for many prominent directors, including Max Ophüls, Jean Cocteau, Jean Renoir and Georges Franju. In films from 1928 as a newsreel cameraman.

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