Person Details

Birthday: 1929-07-06 18:12:42

Death: 2019-08-08 18:12:42

Aliases: Jean-Paul Mokiejewski

Gender: Male

Place of birth: Nice, France

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Movie Involvements: 198

TV Involvements: 3


Most Famous Work

Biography

Jean-Pierre Mocky (6 July 1929 – 8 August 2019), pseudonym of Jean-Paul Adam Mokiejewski, was a French film director, actor, screenwriter and producer. Mocky was born in Nice, France to Polish immigrant parents, Jeanne Zylinska and Adam Mokiejewski. His father was Jewish and his mother was Catholic. Mocky appeared as an actor in the 1955 film Gli Sbandati and in many other movies, including some of those he also directed (Solo, L'albatros, L'Ombre d'une chance, Un Linceul n'a pas de poches). His 1987 film Le Miraculé was entered into the 37th Berlin International Film Festival. He began as an actor in the cinema and theater. In particular, he played in Jean Dréville's Les Casse-pieds (1948), Jean Cocteau's Orphée (1950) and Bernard Borderie's The Mask of the Gorilla (1957). But it was especially in Italy that he became famous, thanks to his role in I vinti by Michelangelo Antonioni. After working as an assistant with Luchino Visconti on Senso (1954) and Federico Fellini on La strada (1954), he wrote his first film, La Tête contre les murs (1959) and planned to direct it himself, but the producer preferred to entrust the task to Georges Franju. He went on to direct the following year with Les Dragueurs (1959). Since then, he has never stopped shooting. As early as the 1960s, he was able to reach a wide audience with crazy comedies such as A Funny Parishioner (1963) and La Grande Lessive (1968). After May 1968, he turned to darker films with Solo (1969), in which he shows a group of young terrorists of the extreme left, then L'Albatros (1971) which shows the corruption of politicians. In the 1980s, he returned to success with a film denouncing, a year before the drama of Heysel, the excesses of some football fans (À mort l'arbitre, 1984) and a comedy denouncing the hypocrisy around the pilgrimage to Lourdes (Le Miraculé, 1987). In the 1990s and 2000s, his films met with less success, but Mocky continued to shoot with much enthusiasm. In the beginning, his films were dedicated to the uprising against the restrictions imposed by society. Later, he concentrated on farce, as in Bonsoir where the homeless Alex (Michel Serrault) pretends to be the lover of the lesbian Caroline (Claude Jade) in order to save her inheritance from her homophobic relatives. Mocky's cinema, often satirical and pamphleteer, is generally inspired by the truth of society. He worked with few resources and filmed very quickly. He worked with Bourvil (A Funny Parishioner, The City of Unspeakable Fear, La Grande Lessive and The Stallion), Fernandel (The Exchange and Life), Michel Simon (The Red Ibis), Michel Serrault (twelve films including Le Miraculé), Francis Blanche (five films including The City of Unspeakable Fear), Jacqueline Maillan (five films), Jean Poiret (eight films) and with the stars Catherine Deneuve (Agent Trouble), Claude Jade (Bonsoir), Jane Birkin (Noir comme le souvenir), Jeanne Moreau (Le Miraculé) and Stéphane Audran (The Seasons of Pleasure). In 2010, he received the Prix Henri-Langlois for his entire career and the 2013 Alphonse Allais Prize. The International Festival of Film Entrevues in Belfort in 2012 and the Cinémathèque française in 2014 dedicated full retrospectives to him. He died on August 8, 2019. Source: Article "Jean-Pierre Mocky" from Wikipedia in english, licensed under CC-BY-SA 3.0.

Most Famous Work

The Barefoot Contessa
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7

The Barefoot Contessa

(1954) Assistant Director Trainee
The Discord
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6

The Discord

(1978) Story
Kill the Referee
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6

Kill the Referee

(1984) Writer
Thank Heaven for Small Favors
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7

Thank Heaven for Small Favors

(1963) Screenplay
The Virgins
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5

The Virgins

(1963) Writer
Les saisons du plaisir
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5

Les saisons du plaisir

(1988) Director
Head Against the Wall
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7

Head Against the Wall

(1959) Adaptation
The Witness
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7

The Witness

(1978) Writer

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
2019 N/A
Self - Actor (archive footage)
2018 himself
2017 Pascal, l'ermite
Customer in the Restaurant
Dick Grant
N/A
2016 Himself
2015 Valentin Esbirol
L'ange Léonard
2014 N/A
N/A
archival material
Armand
Tarling
2013 Christophe
Ludovic
2011 Le père
Boris
Le professeur Lapine
2010 Self (archive footage)
2009 Self
Self
2008 self
2007 Mathieu, the gunsmith
2005 Self
2002 Inspecteur Richard Gordone
Self
2001 Jean Mardet
2000 Bruno Bombec
Jacob Duff
Lucas
N/A
1998 Castellin
Self
le père de Mathieu
1993 Boris Lossef
Self
1992 Shade
1990 Tim
1989 Aurélien Brada
1987 Self
1986 Jean Almereyda
Ralph Enger
1984 Inspector Granowski
Jean Almereyda
1982 Récitant (voice) (uncredited)
Jock
1981 N/A
1979 Michel Rayan
1975 Self
1974 Michel Dolannes
Mathias Caral
1973 Franco, le prêtre borgne
1971 Stef Tassel
Self
1970 Vincent Cabral
1963 Tramp with pram (uncredited)
1959 François Gérane
1958 N/A
1957 Pierre
1955 Andrea
Alphonse de Lamartine
1954 Violinist
1953 La Fouine, un gars de la bande
Pierre
1952 N/A
1951 N/A
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1950 Pierre
Band Leader (uncredited)
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1949 N/A
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Denis
1948 Le postilloneur
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1947 N/A
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1946 N/A
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Alex
Year Character Movie/Tv

Writing

Year Role Movie/Tv
2017 Scenario Writer
Writer
2016 Scenario Writer
Scenario Writer
2015 Adaptation
Adaptation
Scenario Writer
Scenario Writer
2014 Scenario Writer
Scenario Writer
Writer
2013 Writer
Writer
2011 Scenario Writer
Screenplay
Writer
Scenario Writer
2007 Writer
Writer
Writer
2005 Screenplay
2003 Screenplay
2002 Writer
2001 Writer
2000 Writer
Writer
1998 Screenplay
Writer
1997 Writer
1995 Screenplay
1994 Screenplay
1993 Writer
1992 Writer
1990 Writer
1989 Writer
1988 Writer
1987 Screenplay
Writer
1986 Writer
1984 Writer
1982 Novel
Writer
1979 Writer
1978 Writer
Story
1975 Scenario Writer
1974 Writer
Writer
1972 Screenplay
1970 Writer
Writer
1968 Writer
1964 Screenplay
1963 Screenplay
Writer
1959 Adaptation
Year Role Movie/Tv

Directing

Year Role Movie/Tv
2017 Director
Director
2016 Director
Director
2015 Director
Director
Director
Director
Director
2014 Director
Director
Director
Director
2013 Director
Director
Director
Director
2011 Director
Director
Director
2010 Director
2007 Director
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Director
Director
Director
2005 Director
2003 Director
2002 Director
2001 Director
2000 Director
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1998 Director
Director
1997 Director
1995 Director
1994 Director
1993 Director
1992 Director
1991 Director
1990 Director
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1988 Director
Director
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1987 Director
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1986 Director
1985 Director
1984 Director
1982 Director
Director
1979 Director
1978 Director
1977 Director
1975 Director
1974 Director
Director
1972 Director
1971 Director
1970 Director
Director
1968 Director
1967 Director
1966 Director
1964 Director
1963 Director
Director
1962 Director
1960 Director
1959 Director
1954 Assistant Director Trainee
Director
Year Role Movie/Tv

Production

Editing


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