Jean Vautrin

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Jean Vautrin
Born Jean Herman
(1933-05-17)17 May 1933
Pagny-sur-Moselle, France
Died 16 June 2015(2015-06-16) (aged 82)
Gradignan, France[1]
Occupation Writer, film director/critic
Years active 1958–2015

Jean Vautrin (17 May 1933 – 16 June 2015), real name Jean Herman, was a French writer, filmmaker and film critic.[2]

Life and career[edit]

After studying literature at Auxerre, he took first place in the Id'HEC competition. He studied French literature at the University of Bombay; he became assistant director to Roberto Rossellini. Back in France, he produced five feature films.[3]

He became famous among the general public in 1989, winning the Prix Goncourt for his novel Un grand pas vers le bon Dieu.[4] He also won the 1986 Prix Goncourt de la Nouvelle for Baby-boom. In 1987, with writer Dan Franck, he created a press photographer character with a big heart called Boro (the "model" most likely was Robert Capa).[citation needed]

Filmography[edit]

Assistant director[edit]

  • India, Terre Mère
  • Paris nous appartient
  • Les Quatre Cavaliers de l'Apocalypse
  • Le Jour le plus long[5]

Director[edit]

Screenwriter[edit]

Actor[edit]

Novels[edit]

  • À bulletins rouges, 1973
  • Billy-Ze-Kick, 1974 - Novel adapted by Gérard Mordillat 1985
  • Mister Love, 1977
  • Typhon gazoline, 1977
  • Le Mensonge - Chronique des années de crise, 1978
  • Bloody-Mary, 1979
  • Groom, 1981
  • Canicule, 1982 - Novel adapted by Yves Boisset 1984
  • La Vie Ripolin, 1987
  • Un grand pas vers le bon Dieu, 1989 Prix Goncourt
  • Symphonie Grabuge, 1994 Prix du roman populiste
  • Le Roi des ordures, 1997
  • Un monsieur bien mis, 1987
  • Le Cri du peuple, 1998 Prix Louis-Guilloux in 1999
  • L’homme qui assassinait sa vie, 2001
  • Le Journal de Louise B., 2002

Four French Soldiers[edit]

  • Adieu la vie, adieu l’amour, 2004 [vol 1]
  • La Femme au gant rouge, 2004 [vol 2]
  • La grande zigouille, 2009 [vol 3]
  • Les années Faribole, 2012 [vol 4]

Novellas[edit]

  • 1983 : Patchwork, Prix des Deux Magots 1984
  • 1986 : Baby-boom, Prix Goncourt de la Nouvelle 1986
  • 1989 : Dix-huit tentatives pour devenir un saint
  • 1992 : Courage chacun
  • 2005 : Si on s’aimait ?
  • 2009 : Maîtresse Kristal et autres bris de guerre

Collaboration[edit]

Les Aventures de Boro, reporter photographe, with Dan Franck

  • La Dame de Berlin, 1987 - Novel adapted by Pierre Boutron 1991
  • Le Temps des cerises, 1990
  • Les Noces de Guernica, 1994
  • Mademoiselle Chat, 1996
  • Boro s’en va-t-en guerre, 2000
  • Cher Boro, 2005
  • La Fête à Boro, 2007
  • La Dame de Jérusalem, 2009

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mort du romancier et scénariste Jean Vautrin". Le Monde. 16 June 2015. 
  2. ^ "Jean Vautrin : biographie et tous les livres". Fnac.com. Retrieved 2015-08-10. 
  3. ^ Profile, livres.fluctuat.net; accessed 7 August 2015.
  4. ^ [1] Archived October 12, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ "Jean Vautrin - About This Person - Movies & TV - NYTimes.com". Movies.nytimes.com. 2007-01-18. Retrieved 2015-08-10. 

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