1925 - 2012
The director Claude Pinoteau was born into the filmworld because his father Lucien Pinoteau was a well-known director for Pathé.
Claude Pinoteau began his film career as a director assistant for Jean-Pierre
Melville, Max Ophuls and René Clair, an activity he practised for
more than 20 years.
He also wrote scripts from 1969 for "Un homme qui me plaît" (69) and "Le voyou" (70), from 1973 he also directed his first movies which were very successful.
To his well-known movies as a director belong "Le silencieux" (73), "La gifle" (74), the unexpected success "La boum" (82), the sequel "La boum 2" (82), "L'étudiante" (88) and "La neige et le feu" (91).
His brother Jacques Pinoteau became also a director.
Other movies from Claude Pinoteau (Director):