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Philippe de BROCA

Philippe de Broca born in 1933 worked as an assistant for Claude Chabrol and Francois Truffaut ( "Les 400 coups" aka "The 400 blows" ). From 1960 to 2004 he directed over 30 full-length feature films, including the highly successful adventure movies such as "That Man from Rio" (L'Homme de Rio) in 1964 and "Le Magnifique" in 1973, romantic comedies as "Le Cavaleur" in 1979, epics as "Chouans" in 1988 and "On Guard" (Le Bossu) in 1999. His personal favorite film was "King of Hearts" ( Le Roi de Coeur) that he wrote, directed and produced.

source: mini biography by: Marina Girard-Muttelet

Philippe de Broca sur le tournage du film "on a volé la cuisse de Jupiter"le 1 er août 1979.
Photos © Tony Frank
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