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Years active  1956-1997
Name  Alain Jessua

Role  Film director
Albums  Traitement de choc
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Born  16 January 1932 (age 83) (1932-01-16) Paris, France
Occupation  Film director, screenwriter
Awards  Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Screenplay
Movies  Shock Treatment, Paradise for All, The Dogs, The Killing Game, Frankenstein 90


Alain Jessua (born 16 January 1932) is a French film director and screenwriter. He directed ten films between 1956 and 1997. He worked as assistant director for Jacques Becker on the set of Casque d'or, with Max Ophüls for Madame de... and Lola Montès and with Marcel Carné on Wasteland. Léon la lune his first short film won the influential Prix Jean Vigo in 1957. He directed first feature film in 1963 La vie à l'envers that won Best First Film at Venice Film Festival, in 1964.


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His 1967 film Jeu de massacre was entered into the 1967 Cannes Film Festival, where it won the award for Best Screenplay. His 1979 film The Dogs was entered into the 11th Moscow International Film Festival. In 1984 Alain Jessua directed Frankenstein 90, freely inspired by Mary Shelley's book, with Eddy Mitchell in the role of the creature.

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  • Léon la lune (1956)
  • La vie à l'envers (1964)
  • Jeu de massacre (1967)
  • Traitement de choc (1973)
  • Armaguedon (1977)
  • Les chiens (1979)
  • Paradis pour tous (1982)
  • Frankenstein 90 (1984)
  • En toute innocence (1988)
  • Les couleurs du diable (1997)
  • References

    Alain Jessua Wikipedia