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Jacques Becker

Jacques Becker (French: [bɛkɛʁ]; 15 September 1906 – 21 February 1960) was a French screenwriter and film director. Becker first worked in the 1930s as an assistant to director Jean Renoir during what is considered the latter's peak period, including such works as Partie de campagne (1936) and La Grande Illusion (1937). In the early part of World War II, Becker was held in a German prisoner-of-war camp for a year. During the Nazi occupation of France, he became a film director in his own right and he also joined the Comité de libération du cinéma français. He would go on to direct the period romance Casque d'or (1952), the influential gangster film Touchez pas au grisbi (1954), and the prison escape drama Le Trou (1959). While he remains lesser-known internationally than peers such as Marcel Carné and Renoir, Becker is nonetheless regarded as a major French filmmaker, with Casque d'or held in high esteem among film critics. Becker died at the age of 53 in 1960 and was interred in the Cimetière du Montparnasse in Paris. Description above from the Wikipedia article Jacques Becker, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Sep 15, 1906 In Paris, France
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First Appeared:
In the movie Le Bled 1929-05-17
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Movie Cinéastes de notre temps: Jacques Becker 1967-11-17
Known For
Poster of Cinéastes de notre temps: Jacques Becker
Poster of A Day in the Country
Poster of Life Is Ours
Poster of Chotard et Cie
Movie Cinéastes de notre temps: Jacques Becker Himself 1967-11-17
Movie A Day in the Country Seminarian (uncredited) 1946-05-08
Movie Grand Illusion L'officier anglais 1937-06-04
Movie Life Is Ours Le jeune chômeur 1936-04-07
Movie Chotard et Cie Unknown 1933-06-22
Movie Le Bled Un ouvrier agricole 1929-05-17