Pierre Batcheff

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Pierre Batcheff
Pierre Batcheff by Henri Manuel.jpg
Batcheff ca. 1926
Born
Пётр Бачев
Piotr Bachev

23 June 1907
Died12 April 1932(1932-04-12) (aged 24)
Years active1923-1932
Notable work
Un Chien Andalou
Spouse(s)Denise Piazza

Pierre Batcheff (born Piotr Bachev; 23 June 1907 in Harbin – 12 April 1932 in Paris) was a French actor of Russian origin. He was a high-profile cast during the 1920s and early 1930s and among his best-known films was Un Chien Andalou (1929), directed by Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dalí. From 1930 until his death, he was married to French film editor Denise Batcheff.

Life[edit]

Born in Harbin, he grew up in Saint Petersburg, until his family emigrated to Geneva, Switzerland. In 1921, Batcheff moved to Paris where he first worked as a theatre actor, but soon entered the movie industry. From 1923 on, he had his first appearances in movies and by the mid-1920s, he had a become a high-profile actor.[citation needed]

Both Batcheff and the leading actress in Un Chien Andalou, Simone Mareuil, committed suicide, Mareuil by setting herself on fire in 1954,[1] Batcheff reportedly by overdosing on Veronal on 12 April 1932.[2]

Selected filmography[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Powrie, Phil & Rebillard, Éric. Pierre Batcheff and stardom in 1920s French cinema. Edinburgh University Press, 2009

References[edit]

  1. ^ López, Alfred (13 February 2013). "¿Quién es la actriz a la que Buñuel secciona el ojo en el film 'Un perro andaluz'?". 20 Minutos (in Spanish). Retrieved 15 January 2019.
  2. ^ Dalton, Phillip; Kramer, Eric Mark (2012). Coarseness in U.S. Public Communication. Fairleigh Dickinson. p. 146. ISBN 978-1611475043.

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