Director Jean-Jacques Beineix died Thursday at the age of 75, his brother Jean-Claude told AFP on Friday. The one who became known to the public thanks to Diva and 37 ° 2 in the morning, a story of love and madness with Jean-Hugues Anglade and Béatrice Dalle, with a soundtrack by Gabriel Yared, died at his Parisian home following a long illness.
Nine times nominated for the Caesar, 37 ° 2 in the morning was nominated for the Oscar for best foreign film and revealed Béatrice Dalle, who played the character of Betty. The film was to become cult.
Debut in advertising
Born in Paris, Jean-Jacques Beinex began studying medicine before preparing for the prestigious Idhec film school (now Femis), which he narrowly missed. His first projects lead him to advertising. He will notably produce the multi-broadcast anti-AIDS spot It won’t pass by me. After several projects, he decides to leave the industry. “It’s good to put your talent at the service of causes” and publicity, “it was not causes”, he explained.
After 37 ° 2 in the morning several films will follow, all failures, including Roselyne and the lions. In 2001, after nine years of absence, he returned with Deadly Transfer, a complete critical and commercial failure. He declares, moreover, that this film strongly indebted him. This will be the last of his six feature films, followed by television documentaries (The children of Romania, Place Clichy without complexes…), Under the banner of his production company, Cargos Films.
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