After a long battle with cancer, the 75-year old filmmaker was unable to continue six feature films.
Jean-Jacques Beineix is the director of this cult film. « 37°2 in the morning »Jean-Claude announced the death of his brother Jean-Claude on Thursday at the age 75.
The man who made himself known to the public thanks to “Diva” and “37°2 in the morning”, a story of love and madness with Jean-Hugues Anglade and Béatrice Dalle, died at his Parisian home following a a long illness.
Also a writer, dialogue writer, screenwriter and film producer, he notably directed the films “Diva” with Richard Bohringer and Gérard Darmon-Dominique Pinon in tandem of killers, “the Moon in the gutter”, with Gérard Depardieu, Nastassja Kinski and Victoria April.
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“Diva,” his first film, was a fake thriller about the clandestine recording and recording of an opera singer. It made a splash, but it didn’t work. “The Parisian” notes: “His enormous success for a first work, two million admissions over more than a year of operation thanks to four Césars won in 1982, “Diva” owes it solely to word of mouth. »
Nominated nine times for the Césars, « 37°2 in the morning » was nominated for the Oscar for best foreign film and revealed Béatrice Dalle, who played the character of Betty.
Jean-Jacques Beinex was born in Paris and completed his medical training before enrolling at the prestigious Idhec Film School (now Femis). He narrowly missed out on Femis.
He began his career in advertising. In particular, he will produce the multi-broadcast anti-AIDS spot “He will not pass by me”. After several projects, he decides that he wants to leave the industry. It is a good idea to use your talents for the benefit of others.Advertising it was not causes”He will tell you.
After « 37°2 in the morning » Several films will follow, all failures, including “Roselyne and the lions”. After nine years, he was back in 2001 with “Mortel Transfert”. »The film was a total commercial and critical disaster. He also stated that he was heavily indebted to this film.
This will be the last of his six feature films, followed by documentaries for television (“Children of Romania”, “Place Clichy without complexes”…), under the banner of his production company, Cargo Films.
He was the president of the jury for the 29 in 2016.eTokyo International Film Festival.
Interviewed by “Le Nouvel Observateur” in 1989, Jean-Jacques Beineix declared: