Jean-Claude Brisseau

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Jean-Claude Brisseau
Born(1944-07-17)17 July 1944
Paris, France[1]
Died11 May 2019(2019-05-11) (aged 74)
Paris, France
OccupationFilm director
Years active1975–2019

Jean-Claude Brisseau (French: [bʁiso]; 17 July 1944 – 11 May 2019) was a French filmmaker best known for his 2002 film Secret Things ("Choses Secrètes") and his 2006 film The Exterminating Angels ("Les Anges exterminateurs").

His film Céline was nominated for the Golden Bear Award at the 42nd Berlin International Film Festival.[2]

At the Cannes Film Festival, he was awarded the France Culture Award in 2003 for Secret Things; in 1988 he was awarded the Special Award for the Youth.

In 2002, Brisseau was arrested on charges of sexual harassment after three women came forward accusing him of cajoling them into performing sexual acts on camera by promising them a film role. He was eventually found guilty, fined and given a suspended one-year prison sentence.[3]

He was formerly a professor at La Fémis in Paris.

Brisseau died in Paris on 11 May 2019 at the age of 74.[4]



  1. ^ Locarno 2012 Day 8 : Jean-Claude Brisseau | Olivier Père
  2. ^ "Berlinale: 1992 Programme". Retrieved 2011-05-24.
  3. ^ "French Director Found Guilty Of Sexual Harassment". 30 December 2005.
  4. ^ "Le cinéaste Jean-Claude Brisseau est mort". Le Monde (in French). 11 May 2019. Retrieved 11 May 2019.

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