Film director, born in 1946 in France. Started in films as assistant director and then directed his first short, Le Chien de Monsieur Marcel, which won first prize at Trouville. Followed this up with his first feature, Diva, which received international acclaim. Betty Blue, his most well-known film, received an Oscar nomination and was responsible for a million posters of Béatrice Dalle, its star.
- Diva (1981) - his best film, which
concerns the theft of a recording from an opera singer -
who never records - by a young fan, and the attempts of
several weird characters to get it from him. Nice
soundtrack featuring the bizarrely named Wilhelmenia Wiggins Fernandez singing Catalani's La Wally.
- La lune dans le caniveau (1983)
aka The Moon in the Gutter - Gérard Depardieu is a dock
worker whose sister has been raped, and who kills herself.
He becomes obsessed with finding her attacker. Also stars
Nastassja Kinski as the girl who helps him.
- 37°2 le matin (1986)
aka 37.2 Degrees in the Morning, or Betty Blue - the
strange story of a writer and his mad, doomed girlfriend,
starring Jean-Hugues Anglade and Béatrice Dalle.
- Roselyne et les lions (1989) - Tale of a
blonde teenage lion-tamer and her boyfriend, who join a
circus. Starring Isabelle Pasco.
- IP5: L'île aux pachydermes (1992)
aka IP5: The Island of Pachyderms - a road movie about a
boy, a youth and a crazy old man on their way to the
- Otaku (1994) - documentary on otaku
youth in Japan.
- Mortel transfert (2000),
based on a detective thriller, which is about to be
released in France at the time of this wu.