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Also Known As: Phillipe De Broca Died: November 26, 2004
Born: March 15, 1933 Cause of Death: died of cancer
Birth Place: Paris, FR Profession: director, screenwriter, producer, assistant director, cameraman, actor

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An assistant to New Wave directors Francois Truffaut and Claude Chabrol, Phillippe de Broca made his directorial debut in 1959 with "Les jeux de l'amour". His best known film remains "King of Hearts" (1966), a whimsical fable about a WWI soldier (Alan Bates) in a French town populated exclusively by former inmates of the insane asylum. "Hearts" was the first of de Broca's films to be produced under his own Fildebroc production banner.

An assistant to New Wave directors Francois Truffaut and Claude Chabrol, Phillippe de Broca made his directorial debut in 1959 with "Les jeux de l'amour". His best known film remains "King of Hearts" (1966), a whimsical fable about a WWI soldier (Alan Bates) in a French town populated exclusively by former inmates of the insane asylum. "Hearts" was the first of de Broca's films to be produced under his own Fildebroc production banner.

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DIRECTOR:

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  On Guard! (2002) Director
3.
  Amazone (2000) Director
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  Greenhouse, The (1995) Director
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  Les Cles du Paradis (1991) Director
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  Sheherazade (1990) Director
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  Chouans (1988) Director
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  Gitane, La (1985) Director
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  African, The (1983) Director

CAST: (feature film)

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 Cartouche (1964)
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 Breathless (1961)
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 Le Beau Serge (1959) Jacques Rivette De La Chasuble
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1953:
Joined a Saharan expedition as a cameraman
1954:
Directed and photographed three short films; debut, "Salon nautique"
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Worked as assistant director on features by Henri Decoin, Francois Truffaut and Claude Chabrol
1959:
Feature directing and co-writing debut, "Les jeux de l'amour"
1960:
Bit part in Jean-Luc Godard's "Breathless"
1966:
First feature for own production company (Fildebroc) and first feature as producer, "Le roi de coeur/The King of Hearts" (also director; co-writer; bit part)
1967:
Fildebroc's first film for another director, "Ne jouez pas avec les Martiens" (dir. Henri Lanoe)
2002:
Directed the drama feature "On Guard!," released in France as "Le Bossu" (1997)
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Education

Ecole Technique de Photographie et de Cinematographie: -

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wife:
Michelle de Broca. Producer. Divorced.
wife:
Margot Kidder. Actor. Married in 1983; divorced in 1984.

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father:
Yves de Broca. Businessman.
mother:
Suzanne de Broca.

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