One of Europe's most distinguished cinematograhers who shot films for Marcel Carne, Alfred Hitchcock, Jean Renoir and Charlie Chaplin ("Monsieur Verdoux" 1947). Of Jewish descent, Courant worked with Fritz Lang before leaving Germany in 1933. His son, Willy Kurant, is also a cinematographer and has shot films for Jean-Luc Godard ("Masculin-Feminin" 1966), Orson Welles ("The Immortal Story" 1968) and Maurice Pialat ("Under Satan's Sun" 1987).
Cinematography (Feature Film)
Film Production - Main (Feature Film)
Co-shot first film, "Hilde Warren und der Tod" in Germany
Left Germany and worked in France, England and US