- Bral, Jacques
- (September 21, 1948, Téhéran, Iran-)Of Iranian descent, he settled in France in 1966 and studied architecture at the Beaux-Arts in Paris (1966-1968). He enrolled in the IFC (Institut de Formation Cinématographique, 1968-1970), where he directed with other pupils several shorts, including Quand tout le Monde sera parti. In 1978, he co-founded with Jean-Paul Leca and Julien Lévi a production company, Les Films Noirs. He was also co-screenwriter, co-adapter, co-dialogist, co-editor, co-producer (Street of No Return / Sans Espoir de Retour / Rua sem Regresso / USA: Samuel Fuller's Street of No Return, Samuel Fuller; France / Portugal), actor (1993 Quelques Hommes de bonne Volonté, TV series, François Villiers; 1996 L'Embellie, Charlotte Silvera; 2003 Play It Around Sam, documentary, short, Olivier Serrano), and cinematographer (2002 The Making of "Street of No Return" (documentary, short, Ian Hen-drie, Derrick Scocchera, USA).Filmography◘ M.88 (shot on 16-mm; also screenwriter, di-alogist; unreleased)◘ Frisou (shot on 16-mm; also screenwriter; unreleased)1975 ◘ Une Baleine qui avait mal aux Dents (also screenwriter, dialogist; shot in 1973)1980 ◘ Extérieur Nuit (also screenwriter, adapter, co-dialogist, editor)1984 ◘ Polar (also co-screenwriter, co-adapter, co-dialogist, editor)1993 ◘ Mauvais Garçon (also co-screenwriter, co-adapter, co-dialogist, producer, editor; shot in 1990-1991)2006 ◘ Un Printemps à Paris (also screenwriter, dialogist, supervising producer, cameraman, editor)
Encyclopedia of French film directors . Philippe Rège. 2011.