Alain Corneau

Active - 1969 - 2012  |   Born - Aug 7, 1943 in Meung-sur-Loire, France  |   Died - Aug 30, 2010   |   Genres - Drama, Crime, Thriller

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French director Alain Corneau was best known for his debut film France Société Anonyme in 1974 for which he also assisted on the score. Prior to becoming a director, Corneau was a jazz musician who worked and studied in the U.S. He next became an assistant director for a few years and also wrote scripts. Among his better known screenplays was that for Nadine Trintignant's Defense de Savoir (1972).

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  • Destiné à une carrière de musicien de jazz, il change d'avis et s'inscrit à l'IDHEC.
  • Il a été stagiaire de Costa-Gavras sur le film L'Aveu.
  • Jusqu'au début des années 80, il rencontre le succès avec des films policiers, avant de changer de genre pour la fresque coloniale Fort Saganne.
  • Son dernier film, Crime d'amour, est sorti quelques jours avant sa mort en Août 2010. Il est inhumé au Père-Lachaise aux côtés de sa fille adoptive, Marie Trintignant.