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Also Known As: Died:
Born: July 15, 1921 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Switzerland Profession: director, editor, historian, magazine editor, journalist, critic

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Colpi cut several of Alain Resnais' best known films, including "Night and Fog" (1955), "Hiroshima mon Amour" (1959) and "Last Year at Marienbad" (1961). He is a considerable director in his own right, primarily thanks to the lyrical, understated "Une aussi longue absence" (1961), which earned the Palme d'Or at Cannes. Colpi is also the author of a seminal book on film history, "Le Cinema et ses hommes" (1947), and a study of film composers, "Defense et Illustration de la Musique dans le Film" (1963).

Colpi cut several of Alain Resnais' best known films, including "Night and Fog" (1955), "Hiroshima mon Amour" (1959) and "Last Year at Marienbad" (1961). He is a considerable director in his own right, primarily thanks to the lyrical, understated "Une aussi longue absence" (1961), which earned the Palme d'Or at Cannes. Colpi is also the author of a seminal book on film history, "Le Cinema et ses hommes" (1947), and a study of film composers, "Defense et Illustration de la Musique dans le Film" (1963).

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DIRECTOR:

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  L'Ile Mysterieuse (1973) Director
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  The Long Absence (1962) Director

CAST: (feature film)

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1945:
Co-directed (with Christian Fouilloux) unreleased short film "Chiens"
1948:
First short film as editor (also assistant director), "Fourviere"
1949:
Editor of magazine CINE-DIGEST
1952:
First feature-length film as editor, "Si ca vous chante"
1953:
First short as editor and co-director (with Jean-Pierre Ganancia), "Architecture de lumiere"
1955:
First collaboration with Alain Resnais, as editor of "Nuit et brouillard/Night and Fog"
1957:
Worked as uncredited assitant editor on Chaplin's "A King in New York"
1961:
Feature film directing debut (also song lyrics), "Une aussi longue absence"
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Education

Institut des Hautes Etudes Cinematographiques: - 1945 - 1947

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"Le cinema et ses hommes"
"Defense et illustration de la musique dans le film"

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