Jean-Pierre Kalfon

Jean-Pierre Kalfon has frequently appeared in French movies centered on murder, sometimes as an officer of the law and sometimes as the murder victim himself. In "The Cry of the Owl," Claude Chabrol's tale of murder ... Read more »
Born: 10/30/1938 in Paris, FR

Filmography

Actor (49)

Je m'appelle Hmmm... 2015 (Movie)

Le patron du café (Actor)

LuLu 2014 (Movie)

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The Rabbi's Cat 2012 (Movie)

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Asylum 2008 (Movie)

(Actor)

Heartbeat Detector 2008 (Movie)

Karl Rose (Actor)

Dans les Cordes 2007 (Movie)

(Actor)

I Always Wanted to Be a Gangster 2007 (Movie)

(Actor)

La Vie D'artiste 2007 (Movie)

Joseph Costals (Actor)

Suzanne 2006 (Movie)

Max (Actor)

The Dreamers 2004 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

La Repetition 2001 (Movie)

Walter Amar (Actor)

Saint-Cyr 2000 (Movie)

Louis XIV (Actor)

Total Western 2000 (Movie)

Ludo Daes (Actor)

L.A. Without a Map 1998 (Movie)

Jean-Mimi (Actor)

Le Jour et la nuit 1997 (Movie)

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God, My Mother's Lover and the Butcher's Son 1994 (Movie)

Henri Larbieux (Actor)

The Cry of the Owl 1991 (Movie)

Commissioner (Actor)

Corps z'a corps 1988 (Movie)

Press Boss (Actor)

Funny Boy 1987 (Movie)

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Securite publique 1987 (Movie)

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Septieme ciel 1987 (Movie)

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Vent de panique 1987 (Movie)

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Double Messieurs 1986 (Movie)

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Love on the Ground 1986 (Movie)

Clement Roquemaure (Actor)

A l'ombre de la canaille bleue 1985 (Movie)

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Le Declic 1984 (Movie)

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Canicule 1983 (Movie)

Torontopoulos (Actor)

Confidentially Yours 1983 (Movie)

Jacques Massoulier (Actor)

Le Jumeau 1983 (Movie)

Volpinex (Actor)

Liberty Belle 1982 (Movie)

Brinon (Actor)

Rue Barbare 1982 (Movie)

Paul Chetman (Actor)

Condorman 1981 (Movie)

Morovitch (Actor)

Hecate 1981 (Movie)

Massard (Actor)

Une Etrange Affaire 1981 (Movie)

Francois (Actor)

La Femme Flic 1979 (Movie)

Backmann (Actor)

The Dogs of War 1979 (Movie)

Benny Lambert (Actor)

La Guerre des Policiers 1978 (Movie)

Indicateur (Actor)

La Chanson de Roland 1977 (Movie)

Turold (Actor)

L' Apprenti Salaud 1976 (Movie)

Directeur Du Journal (Actor)

Les Apprentis Sorciers 1976 (Movie)

Robespierre (Actor)

Le Bon et les mechants 1974 (Movie)

Lafont (Actor)

Zig-Zig 1973 (Movie)

Guitarist (Actor)

Les Gants Blancs du Diable 1972 (Movie)

Caron (Actor)

La Vallee 1971 (Movie)

Gaetan (Actor)

Jupiter 1969 (Movie)

Hippie (Actor)

Birds in Peru 1968 (Movie)

Chauffeur (Actor)

Weekend 1968 (Movie)

Leader of the FLSO (Actor)

My Love, My Love 1966 (Movie)

Yan (Actor)

Biography

Jean-Pierre Kalfon has frequently appeared in French movies centered on murder, sometimes as an officer of the law and sometimes as the murder victim himself. In "The Cry of the Owl," Claude Chabrol's tale of murder, faked deaths, revenge, and suicide, Kalfon played a police commissioner trying to make sense of the movie's byzantine plot. In François Truffaut's "Confidentially Yours," the last film ever made by the French New Wave director, Kalfon played the murdered Massoulier, whose mysterious death sets off a bizarre police investigation. Kalfon has also played royalty, receiving his second César nomination for his portrayal of Louis XIV in "The King's Daughters," the 2000 film about a woman's attempts to create a boarding school for the daughters of French aristocrats. During his career, he appeared in a couple of American productions. One of these was the 1980 thriller "The Dogs of War." The film was based on Frederick Forsyth's novel of the same name, and depicted a group of mercenaries hired to overthrow an African country's ruling military junta. Interestingly enough, some people suspect that the book was inspired by Forsyth's own involvement in plans to overthrow the government of Equatorial Guinea, though such claims have never been proven.

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