- Adam, Jean-François
- (Jean-François Albert Hermant Abraham-Adam / February 14, 1938, Paris, France - October 14, 1980, Paris, France)He was a stage actor and played supporting roles in a few movies (1961 Tire-au-Flanc 62 / USA: The Army Game, Claude de Givray, François Truffaut; 1962 L'Amour à Vingt Ans / L'amore a vent'anni / Liebe mit zwanzig / Hitachi no koi / Milosc dwudziestolatkow / USA: Love at Twenty / Segment "Antoine et Colette", François Truffaut, France / Italy / West Germany / Japan) before moving behind the cameras as an assistant director (1963 La Belle Vie / UK: The Good Life, Robert Enrico; 1964 La Peau douce / Angustia / USA: The Soft Skin, François Truffaut, France / Portugal; 1966 Le Deuxième Souffle / UK and USA: Second Breath, Jean-Pierre Melville, 1966; L'Armée des Ombres / L'armata degli eroi / UK and USA: Army in the Shadows / The Shadow Army, France / Italy, 1969). He turned out his first feature as a director in 1970, but the film was released only three years later. He still appeared in a few movies (1968 Baisers volés / USA: Stolen Kisses, François Truffaut; 1974 Le Secret / Il segreto / UK and USA: The Secret, Robert Enrico, France / Italy; 1979 Passe ton Bac d'abord / UK and USA: Graduate First, Maurice Pialat). He committed suicide at age forty-two. His wife (from 1966) was French actress Brigitte Fossey. He was the father of actress Marie Adam (born in 1968).Filmography1973 ◘ "M" comme Mathieu (shot in 1970)1976 ◘ Le Jeu du Solitaire (also screenwriter, adapter, dialogist)1979 ◘ Retour à la bien-aimée (also co-screenwriter, co-adapter, co-dialogist)
Encyclopedia of French film directors . Philippe Rège. 2011.