Benoit Jacquot

Director, Screenwriter, Actor
A French director who rose through the production ranks and even has acted and written songs, Benoit Jacquot is known for a flashy style and for investigating the innate impulses of human beings in his films. He began ... Read more »
Born: 02/05/1947 in Paris, FR

Filmography

Director (23)

3 Hearts 2015 (Movie)

(Director)

Journal d'une femme de chambre 2015 (Movie)

(Director)

Farewell, My Queen 2012 (Movie)

(Director)

Deep in the Woods 2010 (Movie)

(Director)

Villa Amalia 2009 (Movie)

(Director)

L' Intouchable 2006 (Movie)

(Director)

A Tout de Suite 2005 (Movie)

(Director)

Adolphe 2002 (Movie)

(Director)

Sade 2002 (Movie)

(Director)

Tosca 2002 (Movie)

(Director)

La Fausse suivante 2000 (Movie)

(Director)

Pas de Scandale 1999 (Movie)

(Director)

The School of Flesh 1999 (Movie)

(Director)

La Desenchantee 1998 (Movie)

(Director)

Par Coeur 1998 (Movie)

(Director)

Seventh Heaven 1998 (Movie)

(Director)

A Single Girl 1996 (Movie)

(Director)

3000 Scenarios contre un virus 1993 (Movie)

(Director)

Corps et biens 1986 (Movie)

(Director)

Les Mendiants 1986 (Movie)

(Director)

Les Ailes de la Colombe 1981 (Movie)

(Director)

Les Enfants du Placard 1976 (Movie)

(Director)

L' assassin musicien 1974 (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (21)

3 Hearts 2015 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Journal d'une femme de chambre 2015 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Farewell, My Queen 2012 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Deep in the Woods 2010 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Villa Amalia 2009 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

L' Intouchable 2006 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

A Tout de Suite 2005 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Adolphe 2002 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Tosca 2002 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Pas de Scandale 1999 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

La Desenchantee 1998 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Seventh Heaven 1998 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

A Single Girl 1996 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Buisson ardent 1987 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Corps et biens 1986 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Les Mendiants 1986 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

La Guerre des demoiselles 1982 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Les Ailes de la Colombe 1981 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Retour a la Bien-Aimee 1978 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Retour a la Bien-Aimee 1978 (Movie)

dialogue (Writer (dialogue))

L' assassin musicien 1974 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Actor (5)

Chinese Puzzle 2014 (Movie)

Xavier's father (Actor)

Les Ministeres de l'art 1987 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

La Memoire courte 1978 (Movie)

Mr Mann's Secretary (Actor)

Le Theatre des Matieres 1976 (Movie)

Writer (Actor)

India Song 1974 (Movie)

of Reception Character (Voice)
Production Management (3)

India Song 1974 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)

Sweet Hunters 1968 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)

Nathalie Granger 1872 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)
Producer (1)

L' Intouchable 2006 (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

A French director who rose through the production ranks and even has acted and written songs, Benoit Jacquot is known for a flashy style and for investigating the innate impulses of human beings in his films. He began working in features in the late 1960s as an assistant director, often associated with Marguerite Duras, with whom he collaborated on such films as "Sweet Hunters" (1969) and "India Song" (1975). By 1975, he had directed his first feature, "L'assassin musicien," but real notice did not come until "Corps et biens/With All Hands" (1986), about a man (Lambert Wilson) who remarries after murdering his wife but is drawn to his former sister-in-law (Dominique Sanda) who suspects his crime. The film speculated on animal attraction and the lure of the unsavory. "Les Mendiants" (1987) starred Sanda and its narratives interwove tales of children, lovers, and criminals and suggested the similarities of their behavioral patterns. In 1995, Jacquot made his seventh feature, "La Fille seule/A Single Girl," in which a woman (Virginie Ledoyen) discovers she is pregnant by her boyfriend on the day she begins work as a maid at a hotel. Through her observations of the hotel guests, she decides to leave her beau and raise the child on her own.

Relationships

Anne Consigny Actor

Girlfriend

Milestones

2001

Directed a film version of the opera "Tosca"

2000

Directed Isabelle Huppert in "La Fausse suivante"

2000

Helmed the period biopic "Sade", starring Daniel Auteuil

1998

Helmed the Cannes-screened "L'Ecole de la chair/The School of Flesh", starring Isabelle Huppert

1996

Reunited with Ledoyen for the telefilm "Marianne/La Vie de Marianne"

1995

Directed and wrote "La Fille seule/A Single Girl" starring Virginie Ledoyen and Benoit Magimel

1993

Made the documentary films "Ecrire" and "La Mort du jeune aviateur anglais"

1990

Helmed "La Disenchantee", starring Judith Godreche

1988

Reunited with Sanda on "Les Mendiants"

1985

Directed Dominique Sanda and Lambert Wilson in "Corps et Bien"

1982

Helmed first TV program, "Un Villa aux Environs de New York"

1979

Wrote songs for "Le Navire"

1977

Played small role in film "Le Theatre des matieres"

1975

Wrote and directed first feature film, "L'Assassin Musicien"

1965

Began career as a stagiere on "Angelique et le Roy" directed by Bernard Borderie

Early work included as an assistant director, particularly associated with director Marguerite Duras

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