Michel Safra

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Michel Safra
Born16 May 1899
Died23 September 1967 (aged 68)
Years active1932–1967 (film)

Michel Safra (1899–1967) was a Russian-born French film producer. He was born in the Ukrainian city of Kiev, then part of the Russian Empire. After working in the German cinema for a decade during the silent era, during the early 1930s he began producing films in the French film industry.[1]

In 1938 he established the production and distribution company DisCina with André Paulvé and produced around thirty films until his death in 1967. He was part of a sizeable contingent of Russian-born figures working in the French film industry during the era.[2]

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  1. ^ Crisp p.168
  2. ^ Crisp p.168


  • Crisp, C.G. The Classic French Cinema, 1930-1960. Indiana University Press, 1993

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