Jean-Paul Rappeneau (born 8 April 1932 at Auxerre, Yonne) is a French film director and screenwriter.
He started out in film as an assistant and screenwriter collaborating with
Louis Malle on in 1960 and Zazie dans le metro in 1961. In 1964, he was co-screenwriter for Vie privee , which starred L' Homme de Rio Jean-Paul Belmondo.
The first film that he both wrote and directed was
in 1966. Although it was a great critical and popular success, he did not make another film until 1971, when he directed La Vie de chateau , again starring Belmondo and Les Mariés de l'an II Marlène Jobert.
Since 1975, Rappeneau has written only for his own films, including
, starring Le Sauvage Yves Montand and (1981), again with Montand, who co-starred with Tout feu tout flamme Isabelle Adjani.
In 1990, Rappeneau directed a deluxe
Technicolor film version of , his adaptation of the classic French play by Cyrano de Bergerac Edmond Rostand, starring Gérard Depardieu in what may become known as his greatest role. Rappeneau's film version is the most elaborate film version of the play ever made, and one of the most expensive French films ever produced. It is the only rendition of the play in the original French to be released widely.
The 2003 comedy
, co-written with Bon voyage Patrick Modiano, again starred Depardieu, this time with Isabelle Adjani.
Filmography [ edit ]
Signé Arsène Lupin (1959), with Robert Lamoureux and Alida Valli Writer -
(1960), with Zazie dans le métro Catherine Demongeot and Philippe Noiret Writer -
Vie privée (1962), with Brigitte Bardot and Marcello Mastroianni Writer -
Le combat dans l'île (1962), with Romy Schneider and Jean-Louis Trintignant Writer -
(1964), with L'homme de Rio Jean-Paul Belmondo and Françoise Dorléac Writer -
La fabuleuse aventure de Marco Polo (1965), with Horst Buchholz and Anthony Quinn Writer -
Les survivants (television) (1965), with Frédéric de Pasquale and Catherine Diamant Director and writer -
(1966), with La vie de château Catherine Deneuve and Pierre Brasseur Director and writer -
(1971), with Les mariés de l'an II Jean-Paul Belmondo and Marlène Jobert Writer -
(1973), with Le Magnifique Jean-Paul Belmondo and Jacqueline Bisset Director and writer -
Le sauvage (1975), with Yves Montand and Catherine Deneuve Director and writer -
Tout feu, tout flamme (1982), with Yves Montand and Isabelle Adjani Director and writer -
(1990), with Cyrano de Bergerac Gérard Depardieu Director and writer -
Le hussard sur le toit ( ) (1995), with The Horseman on the Roof Juliette Binoche and Olivier Martinez Director and writer -
(2003), with Bon voyage Isabelle Adjani and Gérard Depardieu, screenplay co-written with Patrick Modiano.
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