Escaping a military career forced on him by his officer father thanks to a chance meeting, while still enlisted, with future director Philippe de Broca, Brialy went on to became a central actor of the French New Wave, appearing in films by Eric Rohmer, Jean-Luc Godard, Jacques Rivette and, particularly, Claude Chabrol; he turned in a masterful performance as the cynically demonic urbanite opposite Gerard Blain's country bumpkin in Chabrol's "The Cousins" (1959). Brialy's directorial efforts, beginning in 1971 with "Eglantine," have proved competent but unexceptional.
Director (Feature Film)
Cast (Feature Film)
Writer (Feature Film)
Misc. Crew (Feature Film)
Cast (TV Mini-Series)
Acted in short films by Rohmer ("La Sonate a Kreutzer"), Rivette ("Le coup de Berger"), Godard ("Tous les garcons s'appelent Patrick") and Doniol-Valcroze ("Les surmenes")
Acted in Renoir's "Elena et les hommes" but cut from final version
Feature film acting debut in "L'ami de la famille" (dir. Jacques Pinoteau)
Feature film directing and co-writing debut, "Eglantine"