- Brabant, Charles
- (July 6, 1920, Paris, France - November 28, 2006, Paris, France)A film buff from his childhood, he sometimes watched five movies in a single day. From 1943 to 1945, he was a political deportee in Sachenhausen. After World War II, while shooting amateur films, he made a living working as a central heating technician. Thanks to the financial help of Marius Franay, the founder of LTC Cinematographical Laboratories, he directed his first short before creating his own production company, Artès Films. He also wrote screenplays for other directors (1948 La Ville et ses Chansons, short; 1958 Les Aventuriers du Mékong / USA: Adventures in Indochina, Jean Bastia; 1980 Les Liaisons dangereuses, TV, Claude Barma, shot in 1978-1979) and produced La Vie de Famille (Jacques Doillon, 1985).Filmography1949 ◘ Les Feuilles mortes (short; also screenwriter)1952 ◘ La P . . . respectueuse / UK and USA: The Respectful Prostitute (also producer, co-director with Marcello Pagliero)1954 ◘ Zoé (also co-screenwriter, co-adapter, co-dialogist, producer)1956 ◘ Les Possédées / L'isola delle donne sole / L'isola delle capre / USA: Passionate Summer (also co-screenwriter, co-adapter; France / Italy)◘ Le Piège / La trappola si chiude / USA: No Escape (also co-screenwriter, adapter; France / Italy)◘ Les Naufrageurs (also co-adapter)1962 ◘ Carillons sans Joie / Vento caldo di battaglia (also original novel, co-adapter, co-dialogist; France / Italy)Television Filmography◘ Les Prisons (5 X 26' documentary: Les Prisons courtes Peines; Les Prisons longues Peines; Les Prisons, l'Homme et la Réforme / three-part episode)◘ La Longue Etape (documentary)◘ Les Hôpitaux (documentary)◘ L'Alcoolisme (documentary)◘ Les Prisons (documentary; episode "Au-delà des Barreaux")◘ L'Homme et sa Musique: Erik Satie (documentary)◘ Les Vieux (2 X 90' documentary)◘ Les Chorégies de Vaison-la-Romain (2 X 52' documentary)◘ Antonio Vivaldi (documentary)◘ La Maison des Chingi (documentary)◘ Jean Sébastien Bach (documentary)◘ Le Râmâyana (4 X 30' documentary)◘ La Fête ou l'Invention de la Liberté (documentary)◘ Les Chemins de l'Imaginaire (documentary)◘ Zouc ou Le Paradoxe du Comédien (documentary)◘ Rimbaud, le Voleur de Feu (documentary)◘ Le Voyage du Hollandais (also screenwriter)◘ La Sorcière (also screenwriter)1989 ◘ Les Nuits révolutionnaires (7 X 60')
Encyclopedia of French film directors . Philippe Rège. 2011.