Georges Lautner

1926 - 2013

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Georges Lautner (French: [lotnɛʁ]; 24 January 1926 – 22 November 2013) was a French film director and screenwriter, known primarily for his comedies created in collaboration with screenwriter Michel Audiard. Lautner's ventures into other genres were less successful though the thriller Le Professionnel starring Jean-Paul Belmondo was a big commercial hit in France in 1981. He was born in Nice, the son of actress Renée Saint-Cyr. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Georges Lautner has received more than 94,814 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Georges Lautner is the 566th most popular film director (down from 422nd in 2019), the 3,058th most popular biography from France (down from 2,371st in 2019) and the 83rd most popular French Film Director.

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Among film directors, Georges Lautner ranks 566 out of 2,041Before him are King Hu, František Čáp, Thelma Schoonmaker, Sergei Yutkevich, Chris Menges, and Tonino Delli Colli. After him are Anthony Asquith, Oliver Hirschbiegel, Franco Rossi, Peter Stein, Jean-Paul Rappeneau, and Elmar Klos.

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Among people born in 1926, Georges Lautner ranks 187Before him are Mickey Hargitay, Frank Finlay, Johanna Quandt, Wolfgang Iser, Mahasweta Devi, and Anne McCaffrey. After him are Michael Bond, Richard Anderson, Ivica Horvat, André Delvaux, Genrich Altshuller, and Estanislao Esteban Karlic. Among people deceased in 2013, Georges Lautner ranks 180Before him are Lau Kar-leung, Hjalmar Andersen, Wadih El Safi, Maria Tallchief, Angela Voigt, and Jerry Buss. After him are Aleksandr Serebrov, Michael Ansara, Carlo Lizzani, Jim Hall, Arik Einstein, and Juan José Linz.

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Among people born in France, Georges Lautner ranks 3,058 out of 6,770Before him are Jacques Ozanam (1640), Odo de St Amand (1110), Édith Scob (1937), Christian Kramp (1760), Félix Gaillard (1919), and Édouard Le Roy (1870). After him are Vernon Dobtcheff (1934), Félix Bracquemond (1833), Pierre Poivre (1719), Jacques Tardi (1946), Riyad Mahrez (1991), and François-Auguste Biard (1799).


Among film directors born in France, Georges Lautner ranks 83Before him are Claude Autant-Lara (1901), Benoît Jacquot (1947), Ferdinand Zecca (1864), Alain Corneau (1943), Olivier Assayas (1955), and Marcel L'Herbier (1888). After him are Jean-Paul Rappeneau (1932), Albert Lamorisse (1922), Michel Hazanavicius (1967), Robert Enrico (1931), Jean Rollin (1938), and Georges Franju (1912).


The Professional
French secret service agent Josselin Beaumont is dispatched to take down African warlord N'Jala. But when his assignment is canceled, he's shocked to learn that his government is surrendering him to local authorities. He is given a mock trial and sentenced to 20 years of hard labor. But Beaumont escapes from prison and vows not only to avenge himself against his betrayers but also to finish his original assignment.
Crooks in Clover
An aging gangster, Fernand Naudin is hoping for a quiet retirement when he suddenly inherits a fortune from an old friend, a former gangster supremo known as the Mexican. If he is ambivalent about his new found wealth, Fernand is positively nonplussed to discover that he has also inherited his benefactor’s daughter, Patricia. Unfortunately, not only does Fernand have to put up with the thoroughly modern Patricia and her nauseating boyfriend, but he also had to contend with the Mexican’s trigger-happy former employees, who are determined to make a claim.
Cop or Hood
When the local police inspector was found dead in a prostitute's house, police division commissioner Stan Borowitz is sent to investigate the situation. Posing as the prostitute's long-lost brother "Antonio Cerruti," he discovers a mare's nest of police corruption. In fact, in this comedy thriller the whole town is corrupt. If they were closely examined, Stan's methods for pursuing this investigation might embarrass the police. For instance, he drives into a criminal's house in a fancy, expensive race car. In another incident, he callously blows up a casino owned by Musard , one of the town's crime bosses. On that occasion, he first forces Musard to remove his clothes, and the poor criminal watches his casino explode from across the square while standing naked in a phone booth. Meanwhile, Stan seduces the lovely Edmonde.