- Dague, Jean-Claude
- (Jean-Claude Dagouassat / 1937, Saint-Paul-lès-Dax, Landes, France - )In 1955 he was a volunteer in the marines at the beginning of the Algerian War. A former actor (1966 Espions à l'Affût / La Chaleur de Minuit / USA: Where the Action Is / Heat of Midnight, Max Pécas), he directed several films that were commercial failures. In December 1971, in order to refloat his production company, La Dague Films, he organized and failed in a bank robbery attempt for which he spent several years in jail. His prison experience inspired him to write a book, Le Dénommé (Editions Olivier Orban, 1982), which he brought to the screen in 1988. Other credit (as co-screenwriter, producer): 1992 La Dernière Saison (Pierre Beccu, shot in 1990). Other book: 2005 Il ne me reste que l'Honneur (Editions Privé).Filmography◘ Le Bal des Voyous / Karin un corpo che brucia / UK: Sin, Sun and Sex / USA: Playmates (supervised by Louis Soulanes; also screenwriter, dialogist; France / Italy)◘ Poussez pas Grand-Père dans les Cactus (also screenwriter, adapter, dialogist)◘ Desirella / UK: The Sextrovert (also screenwriter, adapter, dialogist, producer)◘ L'Homme qui vient de la Nuit / Das Lied der Balalaika (also co-adapter, co-dialogist; France / West Germany)1990 ◘ Le Dénommé (also screenwriter, co-adapter, dialogist; shot in 1988)
Encyclopedia of French film directors . Philippe Rège. 2011.