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Henri Verneuil is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Producer French born on 15 october 1920 at Tekirdağ (Turquie)

Henri Verneuil

Henri Verneuil
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Birth name Achod Malakian
Nationality France
Birth 15 october 1920 at Tekirdağ (Turquie)
Death 11 january 2002 (at 81 years) at Bagnolet (France)

Henri Verneuil (15 October 1920 - 11 January 2002) was a French-Armenian playwright and filmmaker, who made a successful career in France. He was nominated for Oscar and Palme d'Or awards, and won Locarno International Film Festival, Edgar Allan Poe Awards, French Legion of Honor, Golden Globe Award, French National Academy of Cinema and Honorary Cesar awards.

Biography

Henri Verneuil was born Ashod Malakian to Armenian parents in Rodosto, East Thrace, Turkey. When Ashod was a little child his family fled to Marseille in France, to escape persecution after the Armenian Genocide. He later recounted his childhood experience in the novel Mayrig, which he dedicated to his mother and made into a 1991 film with the same name, which was followed by a sequel, 588 Rue Paradis, the following year.

Henri Verneuil entered the Ecole Nationale d'Arts et Metiers in Aix-en-Provence in 1942. After graduation, he worked as a journalist, then became editor of Horizon Armenian magazine.

In 1947 Henri Verneuil managed to convince the established European film actor Fernandel to appear in his first film. Later he also directed other movie stars including Jean Gabin, Yves Montand, Alain Delon, Lino Ventura (all together acting for him in "Le clan des siciliens" in 1969 ), Jean-Paul Belmondo ("Le Corps de mon ennemi" in 1976 and other films), Omar Sharif, Claudia Cardinale (Mayrig) and Michèle Morgan. Henri Verneuil has filmed almost all the great figures of French cinema, with the exception of Bourvil, as even Louis de Funes has a small role in one of his films.

After the American experience (he was called the "most American of French directors"), in 1969 Verneuil "found" France. He was awarded a César in 1996 and he was elected a member of the Academy of Fine Arts in 2000.

He died at Bagnolet in 2002.

The opening of the seventh annual Golden Apricot International Film Festival in Yerevan paid tribute to Henri Verneuil. His son, television director Patrick Malakian, who reclaimed the name of his historical ancestors, received the posthumous award, the Parajanov’s Thaler, for his father’s contribution to cinema.

Best films

The Burglars (1971)
(Director)
The Body of My Enemy (1976)
(Director)
The Sicilian Clan (1969)
(Director)
Any Number Can Win (1963)
(Director)
Forbidden Fruit (1952)
(Director)
The Most Wanted Man (1953)
(Director)

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Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Henri Verneuil (39 films)

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Actor

The Vultures, 1h35
Directed by Henri Verneuil
Origin France
Genres Drama, War, Thriller, Comedy, Action, Adventure
Themes French war films, Political films, Le désert, Guerre du désert
Actors Jean-Paul Belmondo, Michel Constantin, Marie Laforêt, Michel Creton, Jacques Villeret, François Perrot
Rating60% 3.045473.045473.045473.045473.04547
In French Tunisia, during the Second World War, a convoy of the French Foreign Legion is charged to recover gold bars of six billion francs from a bank in El Ksour in order to bring them into a safe place for the French government.
I... For Icarus, 2h2
Directed by Henri Verneuil, Philippe Lopes-Curval
Origin France
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Assassinat, Mafia films, Monde imaginaire, Politique, Political films, Gangster films
Actors Yves Montand, Michel Albertini, Roland Amstutz, Maurice Bénichou, Jean-Pierre Bagot, Georges Beller
Roles Technicien TV / présentateur au cabaret (voice) (uncredited)
Rating78% 3.9428053.9428053.9428053.9428053.942805
The film's plot is based on the Kennedy assassination and subsequent investigation. The film begins with the assassination of President Marc Jarry, who is about to be inaugurated for a second six-year term of office. Henri Volney, state attorney and member of the commission charged with investigating the assassination (based on the Warren Commission) refuses to agree to the commission's final findings. The film portrays the initial controversy about this, as well as Volney and his staff's reopening of the investigation.
The Body of My Enemy, 2h
Directed by Henri Verneuil
Origin France
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Gangster films
Actors Jean-Paul Belmondo, Bernard Blier, Marie-France Pisier, René Lefèvre, François Perrot, Daniel Ivernel
Roles l'annonceur à la gare
Rating65% 3.2930953.2930953.2930953.2930953.293095
After François Leclercq seduces the young and rich Gilberte Beaumont-Liégard, she introduces him to her family. Through the budding relationship with her in-laws, Leclercq is able to assimilate into the local upper class of his hometown, Cornai. A friend of Gilberte's father, Raphaël Di Massa hires him as manager of his new nightclub, "Number One". The oblivious parvenu Leclercq eventually discovers that "Number One" is actually a cover-up for Raphaël Di Massa's illegal drug trade. Following a dispute between Di Massa and Leclercq, the gun of the latter is stolen and used in the murder of a local football star. An orchestrated miscarriage of justice puts Leclercq in prison, despite his innocence. Seven years later, he returns to Cornai and discovers that it wasn't Di Massa, but Gilberte's father Jean-Baptiste Beaumont-Liégard who ran the drug operation during Leclercq's employment. In an act of retaliation, Leclercq turns Beaumont-Liégard's accomplices against him. As Jean-Baptiste Beaumont-Liégard is executed, Leclercq leaves the city satisfied with his revenge.
Fear Over the City, 2h
Directed by Henri Verneuil
Origin France
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Transport films, Transport en Île-de-France, Serial killer films, Gangster films, Métro parisien dans la culture populaire
Actors Jean-Paul Belmondo, Charles Denner, Lea Massari, Adalberto Maria Merli, Giovanni Cianfriglia, Jean Martin
Roles voix-off qui donne des instructions à la rame 603 (caméo)
Rating69% 3.455993.455993.455993.455993.45599
Policeman Jean Letellier is under pressure because the infamous gangster Marcucci escaped him publicly. Moreover during the pursuit an innocent bystander was killed by a stray bullet. Letellier is investigated for having fired the deadly bullet.
Greed in the Sun, 2h10
Directed by Henri Verneuil
Origin France
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films set in Africa, Transport films, Films about the labor movement, Films about automobiles, Trucker films, Road movies, Buddy films, Chase films
Actors Jean-Paul Belmondo, Lino Ventura, Bernard Blier, Reginald Kernan, Gert Fröbe, Henri Verneuil
Rating69% 3.4973453.4973453.4973453.4973453.497345
Dans un endroit du sud marocain et du Sahara espagnol à l'approche des années 1960, Castagliano qui est un patron aux méthodes douteuses et surnommé « la Betterave » à cause de son diabète, dirige d'une main de fer une entreprise de transport routier dont il exploite les employés. Il engage John Steiner, un routier « mexicain » soi-disant né à Saltillo pour conduire sur 2 000 km vers le sud un véhicule articulé Berliet rouge flambant neuf, affrété d'un mystérieux chargement d'une valeur déclarée de 100 000 dollars, direction Moussorah. Pendant une conversation téléphonique entre Castagliano et son client, on apprend qu'il a engagé Steiner la veille pour qu'il en sache le moins possible sur ce camion.
Le Hibou chasse la nuit, 1h31
Directed by Werner Klingler
Origin France
Genres Crime
Actors Ron Randell, Pinkas Braun, Roger Hanin, Christiane Maybach, Demeter Bitenc, Jean Panisse
Rating57% 2.872962.872962.872962.872962.87296
Une boîte de nuit de Marseille appelée « Le Hibou » est le repaire d'une bande de malfaiteurs. Un commissaire découvre leur repaire.
A Monkey in Winter, 1h39
Directed by Henri Verneuil
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about alcoholism, Medical-themed films, Films about drugs
Actors Jean Gabin, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Suzanne Flon, Noël Roquevert, Paul Frankeur, Gabrielle Dorziat
Roles un officier allemand
Rating74% 3.701723.701723.701723.701723.70172
Albert Quentin is a reformed alcoholic who once swore never to drink again. He has kept this promise to his wife for many years although as the owner of a small hotel he had opportunities galore to break it.
It Happened All Night, 1h35
Directed by Henri Verneuil
Origin France
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Pascale Petit, Roger Hanin, Pierre Mondy, Robert Dalban, Gabriel Gobin, Émile Genevois
Roles serveur restaurant
Rating59% 2.95162.95162.95162.95162.9516
Michel rencontre par hasard Antoine, ancien camarade d'enfance, un lourdaud marié à une bien jolie jeune femme, Christine. En l'absence du mari, il s'arrange pour passer la nuit avec elle. Puis, sur des confidences du cocu qui lui avoue connaître son état et veut s'engager dans l'armée, il le conduit gentiment jusqu'à la gare...

Director

Mother
Mother (1992)
, 2h10
Directed by Henri Verneuil
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes La provence, Political films
Actors Richard Berry, Claudia Cardinale, Omar Sharif, Isabelle Sadoyan, Nathalie Roussel, Jacky Nercessian
Rating68% 3.4474253.4474253.4474253.4474253.447425
Azad Zakarian est devenu, sous le pseudonyme de Pierre Zakar, un auteur de théâtre à succès. À la mort de son père, il retrouve ses racines.
Mother
Mother (1991)
, 2h37
Directed by Henri Verneuil
Origin France
Genres Drama
Themes Films about children, Films about immigration, La provence, La précarité, Political films
Actors Richard Berry, Claudia Cardinale, Omar Sharif, Isabelle Sadoyan, Nathalie Roussel, Jacques Villeret
Rating73% 3.6984253.6984253.6984253.6984253.698425
Après un prologue qui montre le procès de Soghomon Tehlirian qui a assassiné en 1921 à Berlin Talaat Pacha, l’un des principaux responsables du génocide arménien, le film raconte l'histoire de l'arrivée d'une famille arménienne à Marseille, fuyant la répression.
The Vultures, 1h35
Directed by Henri Verneuil
Origin France
Genres Drama, War, Thriller, Comedy, Action, Adventure
Themes French war films, Political films, Le désert, Guerre du désert
Actors Jean-Paul Belmondo, Michel Constantin, Marie Laforêt, Michel Creton, Jacques Villeret, François Perrot
Rating60% 3.045473.045473.045473.045473.04547
In French Tunisia, during the Second World War, a convoy of the French Foreign Legion is charged to recover gold bars of six billion francs from a bank in El Ksour in order to bring them into a safe place for the French government.
A Thousand Billion Dollars, 2h12
Directed by Henri Verneuil, Jean-Pierre Vergne
Origin France
Genres Thriller
Themes Films about journalists, Films about the labor movement
Actors Patrick Dewaere, Caroline Cellier, Michel Auclair, Charles Denner, Robert Party, Anny Duperey
Rating69% 3.489493.489493.489493.489493.48949
Paul Kerjean, journaliste « grand reporter », reçoit un jour un coup de téléphone anonyme. Son interlocuteur accuse Jacques Benoît-Lambert, un industriel, d'avoir reçu un pot-de-vin, pour céder à une société multinationale une usine française. L'enquête de Kerjean confirme cette accusation.
I... For Icarus, 2h2
Directed by Henri Verneuil, Philippe Lopes-Curval
Origin France
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Assassinat, Mafia films, Monde imaginaire, Politique, Political films, Gangster films
Actors Yves Montand, Michel Albertini, Roland Amstutz, Maurice Bénichou, Jean-Pierre Bagot, Georges Beller
Rating78% 3.9428053.9428053.9428053.9428053.942805
The film's plot is based on the Kennedy assassination and subsequent investigation. The film begins with the assassination of President Marc Jarry, who is about to be inaugurated for a second six-year term of office. Henri Volney, state attorney and member of the commission charged with investigating the assassination (based on the Warren Commission) refuses to agree to the commission's final findings. The film portrays the initial controversy about this, as well as Volney and his staff's reopening of the investigation.
The Body of My Enemy, 2h
Directed by Henri Verneuil
Origin France
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Gangster films
Actors Jean-Paul Belmondo, Bernard Blier, Marie-France Pisier, René Lefèvre, François Perrot, Daniel Ivernel
Rating65% 3.2930953.2930953.2930953.2930953.293095
After François Leclercq seduces the young and rich Gilberte Beaumont-Liégard, she introduces him to her family. Through the budding relationship with her in-laws, Leclercq is able to assimilate into the local upper class of his hometown, Cornai. A friend of Gilberte's father, Raphaël Di Massa hires him as manager of his new nightclub, "Number One". The oblivious parvenu Leclercq eventually discovers that "Number One" is actually a cover-up for Raphaël Di Massa's illegal drug trade. Following a dispute between Di Massa and Leclercq, the gun of the latter is stolen and used in the murder of a local football star. An orchestrated miscarriage of justice puts Leclercq in prison, despite his innocence. Seven years later, he returns to Cornai and discovers that it wasn't Di Massa, but Gilberte's father Jean-Baptiste Beaumont-Liégard who ran the drug operation during Leclercq's employment. In an act of retaliation, Leclercq turns Beaumont-Liégard's accomplices against him. As Jean-Baptiste Beaumont-Liégard is executed, Leclercq leaves the city satisfied with his revenge.
Fear Over the City, 2h
Directed by Henri Verneuil
Origin France
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Transport films, Transport en Île-de-France, Serial killer films, Gangster films, Métro parisien dans la culture populaire
Actors Jean-Paul Belmondo, Charles Denner, Lea Massari, Adalberto Maria Merli, Giovanni Cianfriglia, Jean Martin
Rating69% 3.455993.455993.455993.455993.45599
Policeman Jean Letellier is under pressure because the infamous gangster Marcucci escaped him publicly. Moreover during the pursuit an innocent bystander was killed by a stray bullet. Letellier is investigated for having fired the deadly bullet.