- Périer, Etienne
- (December II, 1931, Brussels, Belgium-)He spent his childhood in New York and returned to Belgium in 1946. After studying for four years at the Brussels faculty of law, he settled in Paris, where he worked as a trainee at the Éclair laboratories and served as an assistant director (1954 Le Grand Jeu / Il grande gioco / UK: Card of Fate / USA: Flesh and the Woman, Robert Siodmak, France / Italy; 1955 Les Diaboliques / UK: The Fiends / USA: Diabolique / US TV: The Devils, Henri-Georges Clouzot). He made his directing debut at age twenty-two shooting shorts. Other credit (as actor): 1980 La Banquière (Francis Girod).Filmography◘ La Cité qui dort (short)◘ Les Gloutons optiques (short)1957 ◘ Bernard Buffet (short)◘ Bobosse (also co-screenwriter, co-adapter)◘ Meurtre en 45Tours / USA: Murder at 45 R.P.M. (also co-screenwriter, co-adapter, lyricist)◘ Bridge to the Sun / Le Pont vers le Soleil (USA / France)◘ La congiura dei dieci / Lo spadaccino di Sienna / Le Mercenaire / USA: Swordsman of Siena (co-director with Baccio Bandini and Leslie Norman; Italy / France)1965 ◘ Dis-moi qui tuer◘ Des Garçons et des Filles (France / Belgium)◘ Le Rouble à deux Faces / Le Téléphone rouge / El rublo de las dos caras / USA: The Day the Hot Line Got Hot / US video: Hot Line (France / Spain)◘ When Eight Bells Toll (UK; shot in 1969-1970)◘ Zeppelin (UK)◘ Un Meurtre est un Meurtre / La sedia a rotelle / UK: A Murder Is a Murder . . . Is a Murder (also co-screenwriter, actor; France / Italy)1974 ◘ La Main à couper / Cadavere di troppo / USA: Bloody Murder (also co-screenwriter, co-adapter, co-dialogist; France / Italy)◘ La Part du Feu (also co-screenwriter)◘ Un si joli Village / UK and USA: The Investigation (also co-screenwriter, co-adapter, co-dialogist, actor)1989 ◘ Rouge Venise / Venezia rosso sangue / UK: Venetian Red (also co-adapter, actor; France / Italy)Television Filmography1979 ◘ La Confusion des Sentiments / Verwirrung der Gefuhle (also co-screenwriter; France / West Germany)1984 ◘ Louisiane / Louisiana (6 X 52'; co-director with Philippe de Broca; also co-screenwriter, co-adapter; France / Canada / USA / Italy)◘ L'Ordre (4 X 52')1985 ◘ La Garçonne1991 ◘ A la Vie, à l'Amour1993 ◘ Maigret et l'Homme du Banc / USA: The Man on the Bench (also actor)◘ La Vérité en Face (also co-screenwriter)1994 ◘ Balle perdue (also co-screenwriter)1995 ◘ Samson le Magnifique1997 ◘ La Rumeur1998 ◘ Le Dernier Fils (also co-screenwriter)2000 ◘ Que reste-t-il . . .2004 ◘ Table rase (Belgium / France)
Encyclopedia of French film directors . Philippe Rège. 2011.