Claude Zidi

Director, Screenwriter, Director of photography
A French writer/director who specializes in mainstream comedies, Claude Zidi is best known for his award-winning 1984 film, "My New Partner". Zidi began his career as an assist cameraman on the 1959 Georges Franju film ... Read more »
Born: 07/24/1934 in Paris, FR

Filmography

Writer (28)

Part-Time Cops 2003 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

La Boite 2001 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Asterix and Obelix vs. Caesar 1999 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Arlette 1997 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Ripoux Contre Ripoux 1997 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

True Lies 1994 (Movie)

from screenplay("La Totale!") (From Story)

Profil bas 1993 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

La Totale! 1991 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Deux 1989 (Movie)

adaptation (Writer (adaptation))

Deux 1989 (Movie)

dialogue (Writer (dialogue))

Deux 1989 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Association de Malfaiteurs 1987 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Les Ripoux 1985 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Les Rois du Gag 1983 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Banzai 1982 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Inspecteur la Bavure 1979 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Les Sous-Doues 1979 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Bete mais discipline 1978 (Movie)

dialogue (Writer (dialogue))

Bete mais discipline 1978 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

La Zizanie 1977 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

L' Animal 1976 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

L' Aile et la Cuisse 1975 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

La Course a l'echalote 1974 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

La Moutarde me monte au nez 1973 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Les Bidasses s'en bont en Guerre 1973 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Grand Bazar 1972 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Les Fous Du Stade 1971 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Les Bidasses En Folie 1970 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Director (24)

Part-Time Cops 2003 (Movie)

(Director)

La Boite 2001 (Movie)

(Director)

Asterix and Obelix vs. Caesar 1999 (Movie)

(Director)

Arlette 1997 (Movie)

(Director)

Ripoux Contre Ripoux 1997 (Movie)

(Director)

Profil bas 1993 (Movie)

(Director)

La Totale! 1991 (Movie)

(Director)

Deux 1989 (Movie)

(Director)

Association de Malfaiteurs 1987 (Movie)

(Director)

Les Ripoux 1985 (Movie)

(Director)

Les Rois du Gag 1983 (Movie)

(Director)

Banzai 1982 (Movie)

(Director)

Inspecteur la Bavure 1979 (Movie)

(Director)

Les Sous-Doues 1979 (Movie)

(Director)

Bete mais discipline 1978 (Movie)

(Director)

La Zizanie 1977 (Movie)

(Director)

L' Animal 1976 (Movie)

(Director)

L' Aile et la Cuisse 1975 (Movie)

(Director)

La Course a l'echalote 1974 (Movie)

(Director)

La Moutarde me monte au nez 1973 (Movie)

(Director)

Les Bidasses s'en bont en Guerre 1973 (Movie)

(Director)

The Grand Bazar 1972 (Movie)

(Director)

Les Fous Du Stade 1971 (Movie)

(Director)

Les Bidasses En Folie 1970 (Movie)

(Director)
Producer (11)

Part-Time Cops 2003 (Movie)

(Producer)

Antilles-sur-Seine 2000 (Movie)

(Producer)

Ripoux Contre Ripoux 1997 (Movie)

(Producer)

Profil bas 1993 (Movie)

(Producer)

La Totale! 1991 (Movie)

(Producer)

Deux 1989 (Movie)

(Producer)

Association de Malfaiteurs 1987 (Movie)

(Producer)

Les Ripoux 1985 (Movie)

(Producer)

Les Rois du Gag 1983 (Movie)

(Producer)

Les Sous-Doues 1979 (Movie)

(Producer)
Camera, Film, & Tape (1)

Suzanne Simonin, la Religieuse de Denis Diderot 1971 (Movie)

photography assistant (Camera Assistant)
Other (2)

Ma femm me quitte 1995 (Movie)

from idea (Other)

Promotion canape 1990 (Movie)

from idea (Other)

Biography

A French writer/director who specializes in mainstream comedies, Claude Zidi is best known for his award-winning 1984 film, "My New Partner". Zidi began his career as an assist cameraman on the 1959 Georges Franju film "Head Against the Wall", then moved up to main camera operator on several 1960s films including Claude Chabrol's "Bad Girls" and "Le Boucher". He also worked briefly as a cinematographer before writing and directing the war-themed comedy "Rookies Run Amok" in 1971. Zidi directed several of his own scripts in the '70s, including the 1976 farce "The Wing and the Thigh" starring comedic legend Louis de Funès as a food critic in one of his last roles. Zidi's comedy "My New Partner", about a crooked policeman, starred Philippe Noiret and earned Zidi the Best Director César Award and also a nomination for his script. Zidi's 1991 script "La totale!" was eventually made into the Hollywood film "True Lies", and in 1999 he co-wrote and directed "Astérix et Obélix contre César", a lavish adaptation of the famous comic book adventures starring Gérard Depardieu and Roberto Benigni. Two sequels to "My New Partner" were made in 1990 and 2003, the latter being Zidi's last directorial effort to date.

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