Jean-Marie Drot

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Jean-Marie Drot
Born (1929-03-02)2 March 1929
Nancy, France
Died 23 September 2015(2015-09-23) (aged 86)
Chatou, France
Nationality French
Education École Normale Supérieure
Occupation Writer

Jean-Marie Drot (2 March 1929 – 23 September 2015) was a French writer and documentary maker.[1][2] He was the director of the French Academy in Rome from 1985 to 1994.[3] Drot is noted for his documentary work on Montparnasse.[1][4]

Drot was born in Nancy, Meurthe-et-Moselle.



  • Les heures chaudes de Montparnasse (The hot hours in Montparnasse), Documentary series filmed in 1962 then presented in a new cut in 1987.
  • Jeu d'echecs avec Marcel Duchamp (Games of Chess with Marcel Duchamp), Documentary filmed in 1963.
  • Journal de voyage avec André Malraux (Journal of a journey with André Malraux), Documentary series of 13 episodes of 52 minutes, produced 1974–1975.
  • Un homme parmi les hommes : Alberto Giacometti (A man among men : Alberto Giacometti)


  1. ^ a b "Paris – Une exposition fait revivre les grandes heures du quartier Montparnasse". Le Devoir. 15 June 2007. Retrieved 28 December 2010. 
  2. ^ "Mort de Jean-Marie Drot, pionnier de la télévision culturelle". Libé 
  3. ^ "BnF catalogue général – Notice d'autorité personne". Voir les notices. Retrieved 28 December 2010. 
  4. ^ Nichols, Peter (11 January 2002). "Each a Wizard In His World". The New York Times. Retrieved 28 December 2010.