1913 - 1996
The director René Clément belonged to the leading directors of the French film after World War II.
He first studied architecture but abandoned and turned to the film business where he worked as a director assistant and cinematographer.
He began his career as a director in 1936 when he realised his first
movie "Soigne ton gauche" (36).
René Clement realised two movies a year on average after the war, among them some masterpieces of the French cinema like "La bataille du rail" (46) - where he narrated the experiences of resistance fighters, "Les maudits" (47), "Jeux interdits - Verbotene Spiele" (52) - his most forceful movie about childen whe are familiar with the death during the war, "Monsieur Ripois - Liebling der Frauen" (54) with Gérard Philipe, "Gervaise" (56) with Maria Schell, "Plein soleil - Nur die Sonne war Zeuge" (60) with Alain Delon and "Le jour et l'heure - Wie Raubkatzen" (63), again with Alain Delon.
With the movie "Paris brûle-t-il?" (66) with a star cast he attracted
attention for a last time, his following movies couldn't achieve the same
attention like in the years before.
Other movies from René Clément (Director):