Marin Karmitz is a noted producer of French films. He came to the country in 1947 and became an assistant to several important directors including Godard and Varda. In 1964 Karmitz established MK Productions. He directed his first film, Sept Jours Ailleurs in 1967. His next two films Comrades (1970) and Blow for Blow (1972) were both strongly leftist and resulted in Karmitz's becoming a pariah in the French cinema. He then became an exhibitor and distributor who heavily promoted the films of hot new directors such as Wim Wenders. During the '80s, Karmitz founded MK2 and began producing such quality films as Malle's Au Revoir, Les Enfants (1987).