Lang, Michel


Lang, Michel
(June 9, 1939, Paris, France - )
   After studying French literature and American civili­zation and literature, he became a second assistant director (1961 Le Président / il presidente / UK: The President, Henri Verneuil, France / Italy; 1962 Un Singe en Hiver / UK: it's Hot in Hell / USA: A Monkey in Winter, Henri Verneuil; Le Doulos / Lo spione / UK: The Finger Man / USA: Doulos:The Finger Man, Jean-Pierre Melville, France / Italy; 1965 Furia à Bahia pour OSS 117 / OSS 117 furia a Bahia / UK: Mission for a Killer / USA: OSS 117 Mission for a Killer, André Hunebelle, France / Italy; Fantômas se déchaîne / Fantomas minaccia il mondo / USA: Fantomas Strikes Back / The Vengeance of Fantomas, André Hunebelle, France / Italy; Un Milliard dans un Bil­lard / Allarme in cinque banche / Diamantenbillard / UK: Diamonds Are Brittle / USA: Diamonds Are Cue, Nicolas Gessner, France / Italy / West Germany) and then first assistant director (1966 Estouffade à la Caraïbe / Avventurieri per una rivolta / Pagati per morire / UK: The Looters / USA: Gold Robbers, Jacques Besnard, France / Italy; 1967 Le Grand Restaurant / USA: What's Cooking in Paris, Jacques Besnard; 1968 La Blonde de Pékin / La bionda di Pechino / Die Blonde von Peking / USA: Peking Blonde / The Blonde von Peking, Nicolas Gessner, France / Italy / West Germany, shot in 1966; A tout casser / Quella carogna di Frank Mitraglia / UK: The Great Chase / USA: Breaking it Up, John Berry, France / Italy; Salut Berthe!, Guy Lefranc; Béru et ces Dames, Guy Lefranc; 1969 L'Auvergnat et l'Autobus, Guy Lefranc; 1970 12 + 1 / Una su tredici / UK: Twelve plus One / US video: The 13 Chairs, Nicolas Gessner, Luciano Lucignani, France / Italy; Le Bal du Comte d'Orgel, Marc Allégret; 1971 Comptes à Rebours / Conto alla rovesca / UK: Countdown / US TV: Circle ofVengeance, Roger Pigaut, France / Italy; Quelqu'un derrière la Porte / UK: Two Minds for Murder / UK video: Brainkill / USA: Someone Behind the Door, Nicolas Gessner, France / Italy; 1972 L'ingénu, Norbert Carbonnaux; 1973 La Belle Affaire, Jacques Besnard; 1975 C'est pas parce qu'on a rien à dire qu'il faut fermer sa Gueule!, Jacques Besnard). A filmmaker since 1964, he directed several French box office hits of the 1970s (A nous les petites Anglaises; L'Hôtel de la Plage). In 2008, he co-wrote the adaptation of Jacques Renard's TV movie Un Souvenir.
 Filmography
1964 ◘ Un tout autre Visage (short)
1971 ◘ Amusements (short)
        ◘ A nous les petites Anglaises (also screenwriter, dialogist)
        ◘ Une Fille cousue de Fil blanc (also screenwriter, adapter, dialogist)
        ◘ L'Hôtel de la Plage (also screenwriter, adapter, dialogist)
        ◘ Tous Vedettes! (also screenwriter, adapter, dialogist)
        ◘ On n'est pas des Anges . . . elles non plus (also screenwriter, adapter, dialogist)
        ◘ Le Cadeau / il regalo / USA: The Gift / Bankers Also Have Souls (also screenwriter, adapter, dialogist)
1984 ◘ L'Etincelle (also screenwriter, adapter, dialogist)
1985 ◘ A nous les Garçons (also screenwriter, adapter, dialogist)
1987 ◘ Club de Rencontres (also screenwriter, co-adapter, co-dialogist)
 Television Filmography
        ◘ Duplex
        ◘ Le Fils d'un Autre Softwar
        ◘ Mord im Atomkraftwerk (also co-screenwriter)
        ◘ Puissance 4 (episode "Un Mort très conven­able")
        ◘ Les Faucons (also co-screenwriter; France / Germany)
        ◘ Baldi (episode "Balditapa")
        ◘ Bébé Coup de Foudre
1997 ◘ Sans Cérémonie
2002 ◘ Louis la Brocante (episode "Louis et les Enfants perdus")

Encyclopedia of French film directors . . 2011.

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