Jean Eustache

1938 - 1981

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Jean Eustache (French: [øs.taʃ]; 30 November 1938 – 5 November 1981) was a French filmmaker. During his short career, he completed numerous short films, in addition to a pair of highly regarded features, of which the first, The Mother and the Whore, is considered a key work of post-Nouvelle Vague French cinema. In his obituary for Eustache, the critic Serge Daney wrote:In the thread of the desolate 70s, his films succeeded one another, always unforeseen, without a system, without a gap: film-rivers, short films, TV programs, hyperreal fiction. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jean Eustache has received more than 106,470 page views. Her biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia. Jean Eustache is the 536th most popular film director (down from 471st in 2019), the 2,914th most popular biography from France (down from 2,508th in 2019) and the 84th most popular Film Director.

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Among film directors, Jean Eustache ranks 536 out of 1,581Before her are Robert Enrico, Ralph Bakshi, Alessandro Blasetti, Mikhail Romm, Patricio Guzmán, and Juraj Jakubisko. After her are Larry Clark, Philip Kaufman, Friz Freleng, Gore Verbinski, Jean-Paul Rappeneau, and Ildikó Enyedi.

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Among people born in 1938, Jean Eustache ranks 208Before her are Eiko Ishioka, Ralph Bakshi, Juraj Jakubisko, Nieves Navarro, Venedikt Yerofeyev, and Rauno Aaltonen. After her are Moshe Safdie, Manuel Monteiro de Castro, Igor Ter-Ovanesyan, Ahmed Jibril, Alan Dershowitz, and Juan Carlos Wasmosy. Among people deceased in 1981, Jean Eustache ranks 96Before her are Jerzy Neyman, Edvard Kocbek, Lanza del Vasto, Mohammad Beheshti, Prince Andrei Alexandrovich of Russia, and Mohammad-Javad Bahonar. After her are Mariama Bâ, Robert Montgomery, Walter Heitler, Roman Rudenko, Zdeněk Burian, and Norman Taurog.

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Among people born in France, Jean Eustache ranks 2,914 out of 6,011Before her are Alphonse-Marie-Adolphe de Neuville (1836), Philippe Troussier (1955), Prosper Jolyot de Crébillon (1674), Georges Catroux (1877), Antoine Berman (1942), and Nicolas Coustou (1658). After her are Marie-José Nat (1940), Serge Dassault (1925), André-Louis Debierne (1874), Jacques Philippe Marie Binet (1786), Rudolph Minkowski (1895), and Ghislaine Maxwell (1961).


Among film directors born in France, Jean Eustache ranks 84Before her are Ferdinand Zecca (1864), André Hunebelle (1896), Pierre Woodman (1963), Georges Franju (1912), Just Jaeckin (1940), and Robert Enrico (1931). After her are Jean-Paul Rappeneau (1932), Jean-Daniel Cadinot (1944), Claude Pinoteau (1925), Paul Grimault (1905), Pierre Granier-Deferre (1927), and Raoul Coutard (1924).