Philippe De Broca
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An assistant to New Wave directors Francois Truffaut and Claude Chabrol, Phillippe de Broca made his directorial debut in 1959 with "Les jeux de l'amour." His best known film remains "King of Hearts" (1966), a whimsical fable about a WWI soldier (Alan Bates) in a French town populated exclusively by former inmates of the insane asylum. "Hearts" was the first of de Broca's films to be produced under his own Fildebroc production banner.
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Joined a Saharan expedition as a cameraman
Directed and photographed three short films; debut, "Salon nautique"
Feature directing and co-writing debut, "Les jeux de l'amour"
Bit part in Jean-Luc Godard's "Breathless"
First feature for own production company (Fildebroc) and first feature as producer, "Le roi de coeur/The King of Hearts" (also director; co-writer; bit part)
Fildebroc's first film for another director, "Ne jouez pas avec les Martiens" (dir. Henri Lanoe)
Directed the drama feature "On Guard!," released in France as "Le Bossu" (1997)