Philippe De Broca


Director

About

Also Known As
Phillipe De Broca
Birth Place
Paris, FR
Born
March 15, 1933
Died
November 26, 2004
Cause of Death
Died Of Cancer

Biography

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 pro...

Family & Companions

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

Biography

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.

Filmography

 

Director (Feature Film)

Vipere du Poing (2004)
Director
On Guard (2002)
Director
Amazone (2000)
Director
The Greenhouse (1995)
Director
Les Cles du Paradis (1991)
Director
Sheherazade (1990)
Director
Chouans! (1988)
Director
On a vole la cuisse de Jupiter (1986)
Director
La Gitane (1985)
Director
The African (1983)
Director
Psy (1981)
Director
Dear Detective (1978)
Director
Le Cavaleur (1978)
Director
Julie pot de colle (1977)
Director
L'Incorrigible (1975)
Director
Le Magnifique (1973)
Director
Chere Louise (1972)
Director
La Poudre d'escampette (1971)
Director
Give Her the Moon (1970)
Director
The Devil by the Tail (1969)
Director
The Oldest Profession (1968)
Director of "Mademoiselle Mimi"
King of Hearts (1967)
Director
Up to His Ears (1966)
Director
Male Companion (1966)
Director
Cartouche (1964)
Director
That Man From Rio (1964)
Director
Seven Capital Sins (1963)
Director of "Gluttony"
Leda (1961)
Assistant Director
The Five Day Lover (1961)
Director
The Joker (1961)
Director
The Love Game (1960)
Director

Assistant Direction (Feature Film)

Les Cousins (1959)
Assistant Director
The 400 Blows (1959)
Assistant Director
Le Beau Serge (1958)
Assistant Director

Cast (Feature Film)

Cartouche (1964)
The Five Day Lover (1961)
Breathless (1961)
Le Beau Serge (1958)

Writer (Feature Film)

Vipere du Poing (2004)
Screenplay
On Guard (2002)
Screenplay
Amazone (2000)
Screenplay
Amazone (2000)
From Story
The Greenhouse (1995)
Screenplay
Les Cles du Paradis (1991)
Screenplay
Sheherazade (1990)
Screenplay
Chouans! (1988)
Screenplay
On a vole la cuisse de Jupiter (1986)
Screenplay
La Gitane (1985)
Screenplay
La Gitane (1985)
Writer (Dialogue)
The African (1983)
Screenplay
Le Cavaleur (1978)
Screenplay
Dear Detective (1978)
Screenplay
L'Incorrigible (1975)
Screenplay
La Poudre d'escampette (1971)
Screenplay
Give Her the Moon (1970)
Scenario
The Devil by the Tail (1969)
Dial
Male Companion (1966)
Adaptation
Up to His Ears (1966)
Screenwriter
That Man From Rio (1964)
Screenwriter
Cartouche (1964)
Screenwriter
The Joker (1961)
Screenwriter
The Five Day Lover (1961)
Adaptation
The Love Game (1960)
Screenplay

Producer (Feature Film)

Voyage of Silence (1968)
Producer
King of Hearts (1967)
Producer

Life Events

1953

Joined a Saharan expedition as a cameraman

1954

Directed and photographed three short films; debut, "Salon nautique"

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)

Videos

Movie Clip

That Man From Rio (1964) - A Week's Leave Chomping baguettes and cheese, cloaks but no daggers, director Philippe De Broca introduces his leading man Jean-Paul Belmondo, the famous Musee de l’Homme in Paris, an unknown thief and Francoise Dorleac as Agnes, opening the international hit That Man From Rio, 1964.
That Man From Rio (1964) - Stop Shaking Me! Intrepid on-leave airman Adrien (Jean-Paul Belmondo) has followed his kidnapped and drugged archeologist girl Agnes (Francoise Dorleac) from Paris to Rio, improvising to rescue her from maybe cultish thugs, in Philippe De Broca’s That Man From Rio, 1964.
That Man From Rio (1964) - This Is The Police! Museum curator Agnes (Francoise Dorleac) commiserates and flirts with her late father’s colleague (Jean Servais) over a stolen statue, who is kidnapped, and her on-leave pilot beau Adrien (Jean-Paul Belmondo) catches up in time for the police interview, in That Man From Rio, 1964.
That Man From Rio (1964) - Pink With Small Green Stars Discouraged because his girl Agnes (Francois Dorleac), whom he rescued from kidnappers, seems more interested in a Samba in a Rio favela with their sidekick (Ubiracy de Oliveira), Frenchman Adrien (Jean-Paul Belmondo) comes around when she realizes he’s found a clue, in That Man From Rio, 1964.
Four Hundred Blows, The (1959) - Better To Have Freedom With friend Rene (Patrick Auffay) after being caught cutting class, Antoine Doinel (Jean-Pierre Leaud) works on a bigger lie, the teacher (Guy Decomble) and his father (Albert Remy) soon catching on, beginning a rapid descent in Francois Truffaut's celebrated The Four Hundred Blows, 1959.
Four Hundred Blows, The (1959) - I Never Saw The Guy Before Parisian schoolmates skipping class, Antoine Doinel (Jean-Pierre Leaud) and buddy Rene (Patrick Auffay), to their regret crossing paths with Mme. Doinel (Claire Maurier), trouble brewing in director Francois Truffaut's acknowledged New Wave masterpiece, The Four Hundred Blows, 1959.
Les Cousins (1959) - Go Learn To Read Paris party mayhem from New Wave pioneer Claude Chabrol, blonde Francoise is the director's wife Stephane Audran, as visiting Charles (Gerard Blain) and cousin Paul (Jean-Claude Brialy) are more interested in ethereal Florence (Juliette Mayniel) than a boozy Italian count (Corrado Guarducci), in Les Cousins, 1959.
Le Beau Serge (1958) - Parish Of Sardent Somewhat historic, the opening of the first recognized French New Wave feature, Claude Chabrol directs the arrival of Jean-Claude Brialy, as medical graduate Francois, in Chabrol's own home town (Sardent), with a brief look at the title character (Gerard Blain), in Le Beau Serge, 1958.
Les Cousins (1959) - Our Barbarous Ancestors Arrived in the suburb Neuilly off the train to Paris, provincial Charles (Gerard Blain) meets the cleaning lady (Jeanne Perez), hanger-on "Clovis" (Claude Cerval) and his cousin Paul (Jean-Claude Brialy), in the second-released of Claude Chabrol's two New Wave landmarks, Les Cousins, 1959.
Devil By The Tail (1969) -- Turn Around And Look Innocent! Amelie (Marthe Keller) delivers a fixed Cadillac to Maricorne (Yves Montand), a gangster posing as a diplomat, who feigns reluctance to leave her family's estate-turned-inn, then runs into a dragnet, in Philippe de Broca's Devil By The Tail, 1969.
Devil By The Tail (1969) -- Just A Hair Opening of Philippe de Broca's hit comedy Devil By The Tail, 1969, impoverished nobleman Comte Georges (Jean Rochefort) examining his attic, his daughter (Marthe Keller) in the kitchen, Maria Schell and Yves Montand coming soon.
Devil By The Tail (1969) -- I Don't Like Husbands Gangster Maricorne (Yves Montand), tricked into checking in as a guest at her estate, introduces himself as a diplomat to the impoverished Marquise (Madeleine Renaud), then sets about charming her daughter (Maria Schell), in Philippe de Broca's Devil By The Tail, 1969.

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Family

Yves de Broca
Father
Businessman.
Suzanne de Broca
Mother

Companions

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

Bibliography