Director Jean-Jacques Beineix died on Thursday at the age of 75, his brother Jean-Claude told AFP on Friday.
The one who made himself 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, died at his Parisian home as a result of a long illness.
Nine times for the César, “37 ° 2 in the morning” was nominated for the Oscar for best foreign film and revealed Béatrice Dalle, who played the character of Betty.
Beginnings 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 direct the multi-broadcast anti-AIDS spot “Il ne pas passera pas par moi”. 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 a series of failures in the cinema, he turns to television
After “37 ° 2 in the morning” will follow several films, all failures, including “Roselyne et les lions”. In 2001, after nine years of absence, he returned with “Mortel Transfert”, 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 documentaries for television (“The children of Romania”, “Place Clichy without complexes” …), under the banner of his production company, Cargos Films.
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