Sunday, May 22

Jean-Jacques Beineix, director of “37 ° 2 in the morning”, died

Jean-Jacques Beineix, director and writer particularly recognized in the 1980s, died at the age of 75 from a serious illness. The news was announced by his family to AFP.

From his first film, “Diva”, in 1980, the director met with success. Several films will continue to mark his work, including “The moon in the gutter”, “37 ° 2 in the morning”, “IP 5 – L’île aux pachydermes”. Yves Montand was killed during this last shoot, as our colleagues from the Parisian.

In 2020, Hélène de Fougerolles, actress in “Mortel Transfert”, was also expressed in their columns: “He was very demanding. But also very emotional while trying to hide it. There has been a shift in cinema that has changed things. And that a director must now accept certain conditions. Soften up. Jean-Jacques probably did not take that turn. It’s hard to know that someone with so much talent can’t speak for themselves. ”


His name has often been linked to those of Besson and Blier. Together, they were considered the three B’s. Beyond cinema, Jean-Jacques Beineix was also present in the literary field.

In 2020, his first novel, “Le Toboggan”, was published. He tackled questions of childhood or of the passing of time and loneliness. He had previously tried to adapt the novel “Au revoir là-haut”, by Pierre Lemaître, in 2013, to the cinema, but the project had ultimately failed. His death leaves the world of culture in mourning.

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