Person Details

Birthday: 1927-12-30 13:17:13

Death: 2020-12-31 13:17:13

Aliases: Abraham Hosseinoff

Gender: Male

Place of birth: Paris, France

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Movie Involvements: 123

TV Involvements: 7


Most Famous Work

Biography

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.

Most Famous Work

The Little Murders of Agatha Christie
Average
8
Rififi
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8

Rififi

(1955) Rémi Grutter
The Professional
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7

The Professional

(1981) Commissaire Rosen
Stars 90
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0

Stars 90

(1990) self
Angelique
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7

Angelique

(1964) Jeoffrey de Peyrac
Angelique and the Sultan
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7

Angelique and the Sultan

(1968) Joffrey de Peyrac "Le Rescator"
Angelique and the King
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7

Angelique and the King

(1966) Jeoffrey de Peyrac
Untamable Angelique
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7

Untamable Angelique

(1967) Joffrey de Peyrac "Le Rescator"

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
2022 Robert Prat
2021 Lui-même
2020 Le grand-père d'Angeli
2019 Self - Actor (archive footage)
2016 Self
2011 Self
Voce narrante
Self
2009 Self
Simon
2008 Self
2007 Antoine Bérangère
2006 Simon
Self
2004 Le ministre de l'intérieur / The Minister
2003 Créon
1999 Judge Bocchi
L'aviateur
1998 Self
1996 Boris Volkoff
1994 Paul Haslans
1992 Narrator (voice)
1990 Joseph Beaucis
self
Joseph Beaucis
1989 Robert
1988 Philippe-Auguste
1987 self
Self
1986 Lui-même
Alex
1983 André Auerbach
1982 Manuel Carreras
Self
1981 Commissaire Rosen
Simon Meyer / Robert Prat
1979 Metteur en scène de théâtre
1974 Arnaud
Peter Quint
1973 Jean Rastaud
Pierre
Louis Prévost
1972 Jean Carouse
Self
Self
1971 Ralph
Maurice Ménard
Black Bird
self
1970 Le Caïd
Serge Belaïeff
Dillinger
1969 Captain Curd Heinz
Leonida Montanari
Christian
Julien
Martin von Klaus
Manuel
Erwin Rommel
1968 Enrico Fontana
Dr. Saadi
Louis Brady
Joffrey de Peyrac "Le Rescator"
1967 Roger Valber
N/A
Serge Sukhotin
N/A
Joffrey de Peyrac "Le Rescator"
1966 Le commissaire principal Le Goff
Carnot
Capitaine Alcibiade
Pierre Montaud, the Advocate
Jeoffrey de Peyrac
1965 Marcel
Prince Nayam
Dupont
Peter Kuerten
1964 Jeoffrey de Peyrac
Franz
Dr. Sinn
Pierre Massa
1963 Daniel Boisset
Samuel
SS Oberst Erik Schörndorf
Inspektor Corby
1962 Renaud Sarti
Robert Herbin
Edouard, le fou
1961 Le sergent François-Joseph Lefebvre
L'inspecteur de police
Perez
Savary
1960 Jess Rooland
Ed Dawson
1959 Georges Lagrange
Lui
Marcel Point-Bleu
Pierre Rossi
Pierre Menda
1958 N/A
1957 Raven
Sforzi
1956 René Brunel
(uncredited)
1955 Fred
Rémi Grutter
Jo
1954 Chemise Rose
1949 Un témoin du meurtre qui n'a rien vu (uncredited)
1948 A student from the Simon course
N/A
Un invité en blanc (uncredited)
Self
Year Character Movie/Tv

Directing

Art

Year Role Movie/Tv
2003 Art Direction
Year Role Movie/Tv

Writing


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