Death of Jacques Perrin, committed producer of Microcosmos and Migratory People – Actus Ciné

Death of jacques perrin, committed producer of microcosmos and migratory people - actus ciné

Jacques Perrin, a great defender of nature who notably produced the documentaries “Microcosmos” and “Le Peuple migrateur”, died on Thursday at the age of 80.

He is a fierce defender of nature who has just passed away. Jacques Perrinwho notably produced the documentaries Microcosmos, the grass people, Himalayas, the childhood of a chef and The migrating people, died this Thursday in Paris, at the age of 80. He was also a renowned actor, seen in particular in the credits of Ladies of Rochefort, Donkey Skin, Drum Crab and The chorists.

Immersed in the world of theater from his childhood, Jacques Perrin entered the Conservatory of Dramatic Arts, which he quickly left to go on stage. He made several film appearances, notably in Bear Skin (Claude Boissol1957), before obtaining a leading role in The girl with the suitcase (Valerio Zurlini, 1960). The actor was then 19 years old, and his meeting with Zurlini would lead to two other collaborations: Personal diary (1962) and The Desert of the Tartars (1976), of which Perrin is also a co-producer.

Alongside Costa-Gavras, Chabrol, Jacques Demy, Catherine Deneuve…

Despite his young age, Jacques Perrin chained roles in the cinema with prestigious directors: Pierre Schoendoerffer (The 317th Platoon1964), Constantin Costa Gavras (compartment killers1964), Claude Chabrol (The Line of Demarcation1966) and Jacques Demy (The Demoiselles de Rochefort1966; Donkey Skin1970).

He thus plays alongside famous personalities such as Claude Berry, Yves Montand or Catherine Deneuve, in very diverse genres, from detective films to fantastic tales, including musicals. In 1968, Jacques Perrin founded his own production company, Reggane Films, which notably took charge of several films by Constantin Costa Gavras whose Z (1968), as well as Drum Crab (Pierre Schoendoerffer, 1977). So many films in which he is also an actor.

A great defender of nature

In the 80s and 90s, if he pursued a career as an actor in the cinema, with in particular the success of Cinema Paradiso (Giuseppe Tornatore, 1988), Jacques Perrin mainly devoted himself to television. He also produces more and more, especially on themes that are close to his heart.

A man of challenge, he pays homage to cinema by compiling 300 film extracts in The Children of Light (Collectif, 1994), but mainly works on documentaries devoted to nature such as Microcosmos, the grass people (Claude Nuridsany and Marie Perennou1996, which earned him the César for Best Producer) and Himalayas, the childhood of a chef (Eric Valli, 1999). He also participates in the realization of the Migratory people (2001), filming many species of migratory birds up close on their journey.

Jacques Perrin: “The wild and free world is not a formidable world”

Now a prolific producer and budding director, Jacques Perrin did not give up his acting career. He plays among others in The Pact of the Wolves of Christopher Gans (2001), The Little Lieutenant of Xavier Beauvois (2005) or even The chorists of Christophe Barratier (2004). The latter also called on Perrin to produce his next film, Suburb 36.

His love of the sea prompted him to finance a documentary by Pierre-Marcel on the sailor Tabarlythen to direct, script and play in oceans (2009) a documentary on the seabed, made alongside Jacques Cluzaud. The sea fascinates him, but so does history. That’s why he signs with Eric Deroo a documentary about the French colonization of Vietnam consisting exclusively of archive images.

After making the documentary Seasons and product Mia and the White LionJacques Perrin distinguished himself in Remi Without Family, embodying the aged hero. His last screen appearance was only a few weeks ago, with a role in the thriller Goliathnext to Gilles Lellouche and Pierre Niney.

Jacques Perrin was recently featured in the film “Goliath”:

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