The 75-year-old filmmaker had been revealed to the general public from his first film in 1980, “Diva”, then “37°2 in the morning”, in 1986, his biggest success which became cult.
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Director Jean-Jacques Beineix died Thursday evening following a long illness, franceinfo learned on Friday January 14. The filmmaker was 75 years old.
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Writer, dialogue writer, screenwriter and producer, Jean-Jacques Beineix was revealed to the general public from his first film in 1981, Diva. With this first success, rewarded by the César for the best first work, he left his mark, between aesthetics and poetry. will follow The Moon in the Gutter, in 1983, shot in the Cinecittà studios, and above all 37°2 in the morning, in 1986, his biggest hit, a cult film. He reveals Jean-Hugues Anglade and Béatrice Dalle, whose first film it was.
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In 1992, he offered his last role to Yves Montand in IP 5 – The island of pachyderms. The actor dies before the end of filming after a heart attack. Jean-Jacques Beineix made his last feature film in 2001, Deadly Transfer, with Jean-Hugues Anglade and Hélène de Fougerolles, a critical and commercial failure. Author of several documentaries, he later tried his hand at the theater in 2015 by directing Kiki de Montparnasse, at the Lucernaire in Paris.
In 2020, Jean-Jacques Beineix published his first novel, Toboggan, a book about childhood, passing time and loneliness, an uncompromising reflection on the meaning of his life and the links between love and art.