- Zingg, Gérard
- (June 7, 1942, Montfermeil, Seine-Saint-Denis, France - )The grandson of French painter Jules-Emile Zingg, he was trained at the Sciences Po. He played competitive sports before entering films as a co-screenwriter (1969 Ternos caçadores / Sweet Hunters / Tendres Chasseurs / Jailbird, Ruy Guerra, Brazil / France; 1981 L'Année prochaine . . . si tout va bien / UK and USA: Next Year If All Goes Well, also technical adviser, Jean-Loup Hubert; Histoires extraordinaires, TV, episode "La Lettre volée", Ruy Guerra; 2008 Lucifer et Moi, Jacques Grand-Jouan) and assistant director (1974 Les Valseuses / UK: Getting It Up / USA: Going Places, Bertrand Blier). He also supervised the dubbing and co-wrote the dialogue of Marco Ferreri's La Dernière Femme / L'ultima donna / UK and USA: The Last Woman (France / Italy, 1976). He had previously played the Norman clerk Jean Lohier in Robert Bresson's Le Procès de Jeanne d'Arc / UK and USA: Trial of Joan of Arc (1963, shot in 1961). After being technical adviser to Virginie Thévenet (1985 La Nuit Porte-Jarretelles) and Radovan Tadic (1990 Erreur de Jeunesse, shot in 1988) and the commercial failure of his two feature movies, he devoted himself to painting for fifteen years. He also published several books (1995 L'Heure du Loup; 1999 Loup, où es-tu?, Editions Humus Dumerchez) and appeared as himself in a TV documentary (2007 Dominique Laffin, Portrait d'une Enfant pas sage, Laurent Perrin).Filmography1971 ◘ La Quille, Bon Dieu! (short; also co-screenwriter)1977 ◘ La Nuit tous les Chats sont gris (also co-screenwriter)1988 ◘ Ada dans la Jungle (also co-screenwriter, co-dialogist)
Encyclopedia of French film directors . Philippe Rège. 2011.