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Yves Boisset

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Yves Boisset
Boisset at the 23rd Cinematic Encounters of Cannes in 2010.
Yves Félix Claude Boisset

(1939-03-14) 14 March 1939 (age 85)
Paris, France
Occupation(s)Film director, screenwriter
Years active1966-present
Notable work

Yves Félix Claude Boisset (born 14 March 1939) is a French film director and scriptwriter.

Early life


Boisset was born 14 March 1939, in Paris, France.[1]



Boisset began his career as an assistant director. After working with such directors as Hossein, Ciampi, Melville and Clement, he began directing short films until the late 1960s when he made his feature film debut. Boisset frequently contributed to the scripts he shot and is known for his fast-paced action-adventures and his social and political thrillers. His 1972 film L'Attentat entered into the 8th Moscow International Film Festival where it won the Silver Prize.[2]

His films have been known for their controversial releases,[3] and he for his left wing political views.[4]

He sued Arnold Schwarzenegger and 20th Century Fox over The Running Man, which he believed had plagiarized his film Le prix du danger.[3] He won the lawsuit.[5]

In 2011, he published an autobiography, La vie est un choix (transl.Life is a choice).[3]



As director



  • Boisset, Yves (2011). La vie est un choix [Life is a choice] (in French). Paris: Plon. ISBN 978-2-259-21312-7. (Autobiography)


  1. ^ "Yves Boisset". BFI. Archived from the original on 7 December 2017. Retrieved 12 April 2020.
  2. ^ "8th Moscow International Film Festival (1973)". Moscow International Film Festival. Archived from the original on 16 January 2013. Retrieved 3 January 2013.
  3. ^ a b c Lacomme, Jean-Pierre (4 December 2011). "Yves Boisset, le cinéaste révolté" [Yves Boisset, the rebel filmmaker]. Le Journal du Dimanche (in French). Retrieved 23 April 2024.
  4. ^ Depotisse, Marc-Gil (21 January 2024). "Du pétainisme transcendantal au cinéma : éloge d'Yves Boisset, auteur majeur et mésestimé" [From transcendental Petainism to cinema: praise for Yves Boisset, a major and underrated auteur]. Blast le souffle de l’info (in French). Retrieved 23 April 2024.
  5. ^ Ruard, Matthieu (24 February 2017). "Le Prix Du Danger / Running Man : Plagier N'est Pas Jouer" [Le Prix Du Danger / Running Man: Plagiarizing Is Not Playing]. Courte-Focale.fr (in French). Retrieved 30 January 2022.

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