- Andréi, Frédéric
- (October 23, 1959, France - )The son of director Yannick Andréi, he was eighteen when he made his debut as actor onstage (1977 Les Précieuses Ridicules, by Molière, directed by Rémi Chenille) and on TV (1977 Le Devoir de Français, 2 X 90', Jean-Pierre Blanc). Best remembered as the young music-loving postman in Diva (Jean-Jacques Beineix, 1981), he played supporting roles in several other movies, including La Clé sur la Porte / USA: The Key on the Door (Yves Boisset, 1978), Le Voyage en Douce / USA: Sentimental Journey (Michel Deville, 1980), and Vénus Beauté (Institut) / UK: Venus Beauty Salon / USA: Venus Beauty Institute (Tonie Marshall, 1999). In 1979, he co-founded with Isabelle Texier 17 / 23 Productions and shot several shorts before directing his first feature film in 1986. If he never really stopped acting, he is above all a director who notably filmed about 150 documentaries released mostly on the TV programs Faut pas rêver and Envoyé Spécial.Filmography◘ Sandwich de Nuit (short)◘ Rock'n Crime (short; also screenwriter)1986 ◘ Paris Minuit (also screenwriter, co-dialogist, actor)2003 ◘ Requiem pour Trois Souris (also actor; unre-leased)2008 ◘ Par Suite d'un Arrêt de Travail (also co-screenwriter)Television Filmography2006 ◘ L'Avare et moi (documentary)◘ L'Europe à Vol d'Oiseau (documentary; episodes "Europe centrale Nord", "Italie", "Royaume Uni-Irlande")
Encyclopedia of French film directors . Philippe Rège. 2011.