Jean-Jacques Annaud

01.10.1943, Draveil, Essonne


Annaud is a French director and screenwriter. He began his career as a director of commercials. Already for his debut feature film, Black and White in Color (Noirs et blancs en couleur, 1976), for which he wrote the screenplay, he received an Oscar for Best foreign film. His most famous films are The Name of the Rose (Der name der rose, 1986), based on Umberto Eco’s novel; Seven Years in Tibet (1997) and Enemy at the Gates (2001). His other films include Hot Head (Coup de tęte, 1979), Quest for Fire (La guerre du feu, 1981), The Bear (L\' Ours, 1989), The Lover (L\' amant, 1992), based on Marguerite Duras’ novel “The Lover”, Wings of Courage (Guillaumet, les ailes du courage, 1995) and Two Brothers (Deux frčres, 2004).


Films by this director

The Name of the Rose

(Der name der rose/The Name of the Rose, 1986)

Directed by: Jean-Jacques Annaud
PHOTOGRAPHY: Tonino Delli Colli

This film, based on Umberto Eco’s famous novel, won many awards. The story takes place in the 14th century in a Benedictine monastery in Italy. After a mysterious death, the Benedictine priests invite an English priest and his protégé. The investigation starts and several more deaths occur. While the investigators race against time, the church inquisition complicates the investigation…

color, 130 minuta
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