- Kalfon, Jean-Pierre
- (October 30, 1938, Paris, France - )A rebellious adolescent, he dropped out of school and ran away to Belgium. Having returned to France, he spent some time in a reformatory. In the late 1950s, he was hired as a dancer at the Folies Bergère for five months. Having trained at the Ecole d'Art Dramatique Charles Dullin, he created his own company, Théâtre 15. From 1962 (Le Concerto de la Peur / La Drogue du Vice / USA: Night of Lust, José Benazeraf) to 2007 (Asylum, Olivier Château), he played supporting roles in about 100 films and notably worked with Claude Lelouch (1964 Une Fille et des Fusils / UK: The Decadent Influence / USA: To Be a Crook; 1965 Les Grands Moments; 1976 Le Bon et les Méchants / USA: The Good and the Bad; Si c'était à refaire / UK: Second Chance / USA: If I Had to Do It All Over Again; 1981 Les Uns et les Autres / UK: Within Memory / USA: Bolero), Jean-Luc Godard (1967 Week-End / Weekend, un uomo e una donna dal sabato alla domenica / USA: Weekend, France / Italy), Jacques Rivette (1969 L'Amour fou; 1984 L'amour par Terre / USA: Love on the Ground), Philippe Garrel (1969 Le Lit de la Vierge; 1972 La Cicatrice intérieure / USA: The Inner Scar), Barbet Schroeder (1972 La Vallée / UK and USA: The Valley), François Truffaut (1983 Vivement Dimanche! / UK: Finally, Sunday / USA: Confidentially Yours), and Claude Chabrol (1987 Le Cri du Hibou / Il grido del gufo / UK and USA: The Cry of the Owl, France / Italy). He is also a rock-and-roll singer.Filmography1979 ◘ Le Coup du Singe (also co-adapter, actor; co-director with Ode Bitton)
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