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Robert Hossein

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Robert Hossein (born as Hosseinhof December 30, 1927 in Paris) is a French film actor of Parsi origin, director and writer. He directed the 1982 adaption of Les Misérables, and appeared in Vice and Virtue, Le Casse, Les Uns et les Autres and Venus Beauty Institute. His most recent roles include starring as Michèle Mercier's husband in the Angélique series and as a Catholic priest who falls in love with Claude Jade and becomes a communist in Prêtres interdits (Forbidden Priests) in 1973. Hossein started directing films in 1956 with Les salauds vont en enfer from a story by Frédéric Dard whose novels and plays went on to furnish Hossein with much of his later film material. Right from the start Hossein established his characteristic trademarks: using a seemingly straightforward suspense plot and subverting its conventions (sometimes to the extent of a complete disregard of the traditional demand for a final twist or revelation) in order to concentrate on ritualistic relationships. This is the director's running preoccupation which is always stressed in his films by an extraordinary command of film space and often striking frame compositions where the geometry of human figures and set design is used to accentuate the psychological set-up of the scene. The mechanisms of guilt and the way it destroys relationships is another recurring theme, presumably influenced by Hossein's lifelong interest in the works of Dostoyevski. Although Hossein had some modest international successes with films like Toi, le venin and Le vampire de Dusseldorf, he was much singled out for scorching criticism by the critics and followers of the New Wave for the unashamedly melodramatic frameworks of his films. The fact that he was essentially an auteur director with a consistent set of themes and an extraordinary mastery of original and unusual approaches to staging his stories, was never appreciated. He was not averse to trying his hand at widely different genres and was never defeated, making the strikingly different spaghetti western Une corde, un Colt and the low-budgeted but daringly subversive period drama J'ai tué Raspoutine. However, because of the lack of wider success and continuing adverse criticism, Hossein virtually ended his film directing career in 1970, having concentrated on theatre where his achievements were never questioned, and subsequently returning to film directing only twice. With two or three exceptions, his films remain commercially unavailable and very difficult to see. He is the son of André Hossein a Zoroastrian French composer of Azerbaijani-Tajik descent, and a Jewish comedy actress from Kiev. He was married three times: first to Marina Vlady (he has two sons with her, Pierre and Igor), later to Caroline Eliacheff (with whom he has a son, Nicholas). He is currently married to actress Candice Patou, with whom he has one son, Julien. According to an article written by Emannuel Peze, Hossein experienced a conversion to Catholicism in 1971 during a visit to the Marian apparition at San Damiano in Lombardo Italy. Description above from the Wikipedia article Robert Hossein, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Born:
Dec 30, 1927 In Paris, France
Movie/TV Credits:
80
First Appeared:
In the movie Rififi 1955-04-13
Latest Project:
Movie Le Fruit de l'espoir 2020-02-05
Known For
Poster of Petits meurtres en famille
Poster of Lamiel
Poster of Rififi

Robert Hossein Movies Filmography

Movie
Le Fruit de l'espoir
Le grand-père d'Angeli 2020-02-05
Movie
Aznavour by Charles
Self - Actor (archive footage) 2019-10-02
Movie
Belmondo par Belmondo
Himself 2016-05-05
Movie
Une femme nommée Marie
Voce narrante 2011-08-13
Series
The Little Murders of Agatha Christie
Simon 2009-01-09
Movie
Trivial
Antoine Bérangère 2007-05-23
Series
Petits meurtres en famille
Simon 2006-11-14
Movie
Denn sie kennen kein Erbarmen: Der Italowestern
Himself 2006-04-23
Movie
San Antonio
Le ministre de l'intérieur / The Minister 2004-07-21
Movie
Antigone
Créon 2003-05-05
Movie
Gialloparma
Judge Bocchi 1999-02-26
Movie
Venus Beauty Institute
L'aviateur 1999-02-03
Movie
The Wax Mask
Boris Volkoff 1996-07-03
Movie
L'affaire
Paul Haslans 1994-04-13
Movie
Children of Chaos
Robert 1989-11-22
Movie
A Man and a Woman: 20 Years Later
lui-même 1986-05-13
Movie
Surprise Party
André Auerbach 1983-04-20
Series
Champs-Elysées
Unknown 1982-01-16
Movie
Le Grand pardon
Manuel Carreras 1982-01-27
Movie
The Professional
Commissaire Rosen 1981-10-21
Movie
Bolero: Dance of Life
Simon Meyer / Robert Prat 1981-05-27
Movie
Démons de midi
Metteur en scène de théâtre 1979-11-28
Movie
Le Protecteur
Arnaud 1974-06-05
Movie
Prêtres interdits
Jean Rastaud 1973-11-22
Movie
Don Juan or If Don Juan Were a Woman
Louis Prévost 1973-02-22
Movie
A Murder Is a Murder
Jean Carouse 1972-08-23
Movie
Judge Roy Bean
Black Bird 1971-03-03
Movie
La part des lions
1971-09-08
Movie
The Burglars
Ralph 1971-10-27
Movie
Falling Point
Le Caïd 1970-09-11
Movie
Versatile Lovers
Serge Belaïeff 1970-05-06
Movie
The Conspirators
Leonida Montanari 1969-10-24
Movie
Crime Thief
Christian 1969-05-22
Movie
The Bitch Wants Blood
Julien 1969-05-14
Movie
Cemetery Without Crosses
Manuel 1969-01-25
Movie
The Battle of El Alamein
Erwin Rommel 1969-01-01
Movie
A Little Virtuous
Louis Brady 1968-02-21
Movie
Angelique and the Sultan
Joffrey de Peyrac "Le Rescator" 1968-01-01
Movie
OSS 117: Double Agent
Dr. Saadi 1968-07-27
Movie
Tender Moment
Enrico Fontana 1968-12-20
Movie
Once Upon a Time in the West
Member of Frank's Gang in Flashback (uncredited) 1968-12-21
Movie
Lamiel
Roger Valber 1967-08-30
Movie
The Man Who Betrayed the Mafia
1967-05-20
Movie
I Killed Rasputin
Serge Sukhotin 1967-05-03
Movie
La Musica
1967-03-03
Movie
Untamable Angelique
Joffrey de Peyrac "Le Rescator" 1967-01-01
Movie
Angelique and the King
Jeoffrey de Peyrac 1966-01-31
Movie
La seconde vérité
1966-04-19
Movie
Mademoiselle de Maupin
Capitaine Alcibiade 1966-05-30
Movie
Brigade Anti Gangs
Le commissaire principal Le Goff 1966-08-18
Movie
The Thunder of God
Marcel 1965-09-08
Movie
Marco the Magnificent
Prince Nayam 1965-08-06
Movie
The Dirty Game
Dupont 1965-06-23
Movie
The Secret Killer
Peter Kuerten 1965-04-07
Movie
Angelique
Jeoffrey de Peyrac 1964-12-08
Movie
Marked Eyes
Franz 1964-09-02
Movie
OSS 117: Panic in Bangkok
Dr. Sinn 1964-06-12
Movie
Death of a Killer
Pierre Massa 1964-04-01
Movie
Enough Rope
Inspektor Corby 1963-01-11
Movie
Vice and Virtue
SS Oberst Erik Schörndorf 1963-03-01
Movie
Chair de Poule
Daniel Boisset 1963-11-13
Movie
Love on a Pillow
Renaud Sarti 1962-09-05
Movie
Le monte-charge
Robert Herbin 1962-05-04
Movie
Hitch-Hike
Edouard, le fou 1962-03-16
Movie
Madame
Le sergent François-Joseph Lefebvre 1961-12-21
Movie
The Game of Truth
L'inspecteur de police 1961-11-26
Movie
The Taste of Violence
Perez 1961-08-10
Movie
The Menace
Savary 1961-03-01
Movie
Les canailles
Ed Dawson 1960-01-29
Movie
Double Agent
Lui 1959-01-01
Movie
The Road to Shame
Pierre Rossi 1959-04-30
Movie
Blonde in a White Car
Pierre Menda 1959-03-27
Movie
Riff Raff Girls
acteur 1959-05-20
Movie
Provisional Liberty
1958-05-16
Movie
Méfiez-vous fillettes
Raven 1957-07-04
Movie
No Sun in Venice
Sforzi 1957-05-31
Movie
Crime and Punishment
René Brunel 1956-12-04
Series
Cinépanorama
1956-02-04
Movie
The Wicked Go to Hell
Fred 1955-12-07
Movie
Rififi
Rémi Grutter 1955-04-13

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