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Jean Painlevé (1902–1989)

Jean Painlevé was born on November 20, 1902 in Paris, France. He was a director and writer, known for Pasteur (1947), The Seahorse (1934) and Crevettes (1930). He died on July 2, 1989 in Paris. See full bio »


(age 86) in Paris, France

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Pasteur Director
The Seahorse Director
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 1982 Pigeons in the Square (Short)
 1978 Liquid Crystals (Short)
 1972 Acera, or the Witches' Dance (Documentary short)
 1972 Limailles (Short)
 1968 Diatoms (Documentary short)
 1967 The Love Life of an Octopus (Documentary short)
 1964 Shrimp Stories (Documentary short)
 1960 How Some Jellyfish Are Born (Documentary short)
 1960 Les danseuses de mer (Documentary short)
 1958 L'astérie (Short)
 1958 Les Alpes (Short)
 1958 Sea Urchins (Short)
 1955 Le Grand Cirque Calder 1927 (Documentary short)
 1947 Freshwater Assassins (Short)
 1947 Notre planète la Terre (Short)
 1947 Pasteur (Short)
 1946 Jeux d'enfants (Short)
 1945 Le vampire (Documentary short)
 1939 Solutions françaises (Short)
 1937 The Fourth Dimension (Short)
 1937 The Struggle for Survival (Documentary short)
 1937 Voyage to the Sky (Short)
 1936 Bluebeard (Short)
 1935 Corèthre (Short)
 1934 The Seahorse (Documentary short)
 1931 Ruptures de fibres (Short)
 1930 Bernard-l'hermite (Short)
 1930 Les crabes (Short)
 1930 Caprelles et Pantopodes (Short) (voice)
 1930 Crevettes (Short)
 1929 Daphnia (Documentary short)
 1929 Hyas and Stenorhynchus, marine crustaceans (Documentary short)
 1929 Sea Urchins (Documentary short)
 1929 Stickelback Eggs (Short)
 1928 The Octopus (Short)
 1927 Mathusalem (Short)
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Noted French documentarist, often on scientific subjects, in particular underwater marine biology. In 1930, co-founded L'Institut du Cinema Scientifique. See more »

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