Reichenbach, François


Reichenbach, François
(July 3, 1921, Paris, France - February 2, 1993, Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, France)
   Born into a wealthy family, he worked as a painting broker in the USA. After shooting many amateur films, he became a professional director in 1955 specializing in documentaries. Other credits: (as cinematographer only): 1965 Le Cinquième Soleil (short, Jacqueline Grigaut-Lefèvre); (as actor): 1969 Erotissimo (Gérard Pirès); (as executive producer, cinematographer, actor as himself): 1974 Vérités et Mensonges / F for Fake / F wie Falschung / About Fakes (documentary, Orson Welles, France / Iran / West Germany); (as co-cinematographer): 1982 Forty Deuce (Paul Morrissey, USA).
 Filmography
        ◘ Paris qui ne dort pas (documentary; short; also screenwriter, cinematographer)
        ◘ Encyclopédie No. 3 "Visages de Paris" (documentary; short)
        ◘ Impressions de New York (documentary; short)
        ◘ New York ballade (documentary; short)
        ◘ Symphonie new-yorkaise (documentary; short)
1956 ◘ Albero-Bello au Pays des Trulli (documentary; short)
        ◘ Le Grand Sud (documentary; short)
        ◘ Houston (documentary; short)
        ◘ Novembre à Paris (documentary; short)
1957 ◘ Au Pays de Porgy and Bess (documentary; short)
        ◘ L'Eté indien (documentary; short)
        ◘ Les Marines (documentary; short; also screenwriter, cinematographer)
1958 ◘ L'Américain se détend (documentary; short; also screenwriter, cinematographer)
        ◘ Visages de Paris (documentary; short)
1960 ◘ L'Amérique insolite (documentary; also co-screenwriter, co-dialogist)
        ◘ Carnaval de la Nouvelle Orléans / Carnaval noir (documentary; short)
1962 ◘ Un Cœur gros comme ça / USA: The Winner (also screenwriter, dialogist, cinematographer)
        ◘ Leu 1 (short; co-director with Dirk Sanders; also adapter)
        ◘ Un bol d'air à louer (documentary; short)
        ◘ Week-End en Mer (documentary; short)
1963 ◘ A la Mémoire du Rock (documentary; short; also cinematographer)
        ◘ L'Amérique lunaire (documentary; short; also cinematographer)
        ◘ Artifices (documentary; short)
        ◘ Gestes de France (documentary; short)
        ◘ Histoire d'un petit Garçon devenu grand (short; co-director with Guy Gilles)
        ◘ Iluminations (documentary; short; co-director with Jonathan Bates; also cinematographer)
        ◘ Le Paris des Photographes (documentary; short; also cinematographer)
        ◘ Le Petit Café (documentary; short; also cinematographer)
        ◘ Retour à New-York (documentary; short; also cinematographer)
1964 ◘ Les Amoureux du "France" / Il gioco degli innamorati (co-director with Pierre Grimblat; also original idea, cinematographer; France / Italy)
        ◘ La Douceur du Village (documentary; short; also cinematographer)
        ◘ Le Paris des Mannequins (documentary; short)
1965 ◘ Les Anges gardiens (documentary; short; co-director with André Vetusto)
        ◘ Carnaval Nouvelle Orléans (documentary; short)
        ◘ Dunoyer de Ségonzac (documentary, short; co-director with Monique Lepeuve)
        ◘ East African Safari (documentary, short)
        ◘ Lapique (documentary; short)
        ◘ Lomelin (documentary; short)
        ◘ Reportage sur "Paris brûle-t-il?" (documentary; short)
1966 ◘ Aurora (documentary short)
        ◘ Le Professeur de Piano (documentary; short)
1967 ◘ Le Concerto Brandebourgeois (documentary; short; also cinematographer)
        ◘ Herbert Von Karajan—Bach (documentary; short)
        ◘ Houston, Texas, l'Amérique vu par un Français (documentary; short)
        ◘ The City of Paris (documentary; short)
1968 ◘ Mexico-Mexico / Soy Mexico (documentary; also cinematographer)
        ◘ Treize Jours en France / UK: Challenge in the Snow / USA: Grenoble (documentary; also producer)
        ◘ Gromaire (documentary short; also screenwriter, author of commentary, cinematographer, actor)
        ◘ Je vous salue Paris / Paris Dior (documentary; short; also screenwriter, cinematographer)
        ◘ Musique en Méditerranée (documentary; short)
        ◘ Portrait d'Orson Welles / Orson Welles (documentary; short; co-director with Frédéric Rossif; also cinematographer)
        ◘ La Sixième Face du Pentagone (documentary; short; co-director with Chris Marker; also cinematographer)
1969 ◘ Arthur Rubinstein, l'Amour de la Vie / UK: Love of Life / USA: Arthur Rubinstein — The Love of Life (documentary; co-director with Gérard Patris; also screenwriter, cinematographer)
        ◘ Carmen: De Herbert von Karajan (documentary; short; also cinematographer)
        ◘ L'Indiscret (documentary; also cinematogra­pher, actor; France / West Germany)
        ◘ Festival dans le Désert (documentary; short)
        ◘ La Fête des Morts (documentary; short; also screenwriter)
        ◘ Israël / Les Moissons de l'Espoir (documentary; short)
        ◘ Les Mains du Futur (documentary; short)
        ◘ Prison à l'Américaine (documentary; short)
        ◘ Vichy 1969 (documentary; short)
1970 ◘ Le Mariage des Dieux (documentary)
        ◘ Yehudi Menuhin Story (documentary)
        ◘ A Fleur d'Eau (documentary; short)
        ◘ Le Chasseur (documentary; short)
        ◘ Kill Patrick, un Sheriff pas comme les Autres / Sheriff, Brigade des Mineurs (documentary; short)
        ◘ L'Opéra de Quatre Pesos (documentary; short)
1971 ◘ Yehudi Menuhin, Chemin de Lumière (documentary; co-director with Bernard Gavoty; also screenwriter)
        ◘ La Caravane d'Amour / Medicine Ball Caravan / UK: We Have Come for Your Daughters (documentary; also screenwriter, producer; France / USA)
        ◘ La Mort ne tue jamais personne / La Fête des Morts (documentary; short)
1972 ◘ Johnny Days / J'ai tout donné / Johnny Hallyday (documentary; also cinematographer)
        ◘ A Monaco (documentary; also screenwriter, cinematographer)
        ◘ Le Hold-Up au Crayon (documentary; also cinematographer)
        ◘ Paolino, la juste Cause et une bonne Raison (doc­umentary; co-director with Patrice Poiré)
        ◘ Mon Amie Sylvie (documentary; short)
        ◘ Monte-Carlo (documentary; short)
1973 ◘ La Raison du plus fou
1975 ◘ Hildegard Knef und ihre Lieder / UK: Hildegard Knef and Her Songs (documentary; co-director with David Hamilton, Gérard Vandenberg; West Germany)
        ◘ N'entends-tu pas aboyer les Chiens? / No oyes ladrar los perros? / Ignacio (documentary; also screenwriter; France / Mexico)
1976 ◘ Le Roi Pelé (documentary)
        ◘ Sex O'Clock USA (documentary)
        ◘ Un presidente con un pueblo (documentary; short; also producer)
        ◘ La Vie offerte (documentary)
        ◘ México mâgico (documentary; short)
        ◘ Le Japon insolite / Le Japon de François Reichen-bach (documentary; also cinematographer)
        ◘ Maurice Ravel / Maurice Ravel, un Homme digne de sa Musique (documentary)
        ◘ Mientras haya ninos habara payasos (documentary; Mexico)
1981 ◘ Houston, Texas (documentary; also screenwriter, cinematographer, actor; shot in 1979)
        ◘ Lacques-Henri Lartigue (documentary; short)
1982 ◘ Maurice Béjart (documentary; short)
1984 ◘ Ourasi Trotteur français (documentary; short)
1986 ◘ Genève (documentary; short)
1990 ◘ Visages suisses (documentary; co-director with Simon Edelstein, Nicolas Gessner, Claude Goretta, Anne-Marie Miéville, Francis Reusser, Jacqueline Veuve)
        ◘ Kulio César Chavez (documentary; short)
1992 ◘ Une Passion mexicaine (documentary; also au­thor of commentary, actor)
        ◘ Michel Legrand (documentary; short)
 Television Filmography
1966 ◘ B.B. in USA
1968 ◘ Spécial Bardot (TV show)
1969 ◘ Rendez-vous avec Mireille Mathieu (TV show; also screenwriter)
1980 ◘ La Maison de Molière

Encyclopedia of French film directors . . 2011.

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