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Jan Kounen

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Jan Kounen (born Jan Coenen; 2 May 1964) is a Netherlands-born French film director and producer.In France, he is mostly known for his films Dobermann (1997), Blueberry, l'experience secrete (2004) and 99 Francs (2007). Outside France he is better known for his interest in Shipibo-Conibo culture and shamanism, with which he became familiar during his trips to Mexico and Peru, and for directing some music videos of which, the most notable are the four videos he did for the English pop group Erasure in the 1990s (including three for the project Abba-esque) : Lay all your love on me (1992), Voulez-vous (1992), S.O.S. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jan Kounen has received more than 92,380 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Jan Kounen is the 1,398th most popular film director (down from 1,327th in 2019), the 896th most popular biography from Netherlands (down from 801st in 2019) and the 11th most popular Dutch Film Director.

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Among film directors, Jan Kounen ranks 1,398 out of 1,581Before him are Mike Flanagan, Mark Sandrich, Robin Campillo, V. Shantaram, Frank Perry, and Mike van Diem. After him are Cate Shortland, Todd Solondz, Yasuhiro Takemoto, A. Edward Sutherland, Matti Kassila, and Ari Aster.

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Among people born in 1964, Jan Kounen ranks 436Before him are Astrid Carolina Herrera, Makharbek Khadartsev, Valentina Yegorova, Jan Josef Liefers, Christa Miller, and Amit Shah. After him are Ed Boon, Fareed Zakaria, Janeane Garofalo, Henry Maske, Simon Singh, and Dot Jones.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Jan Kounen ranks 896 out of 1,427Before him are Marwan Kenzari (1983), Tom Six (1973), Lotte Verbeek (1982), Peter Winnen (1957), Dafne Schippers (1992), and Mike van Diem (1959). After him are Ilse DeLange (1977), Sergiño Dest (2000), Ewine van Dishoeck (1955), Bas Dost (1989), Michel Faber (1960), and Trijntje Oosterhuis (1973).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In Netherlands

Among film directors born in Netherlands, Jan Kounen ranks 11Before him are Anton Corbijn (1955), Michaël Dudok de Wit (1953), Alex van Warmerdam (1952), Marleen Gorris (1948), Tom Six (1973), and Mike van Diem (1959). After him are Harald Zwart (1965) and Roel Reiné (1970).