- Category : Film - Director
- Type : PSP
- Profile : 1/3 - Investigating / Martyr
- Definition : Split - Small (45)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Eden 1
Yves Boisset, (Paris, March 14, 1939) is a French film and television director. He turns especially dramatic police movies.
From childhood was Yves Boisset a cinephile. He wrote articles for film magazines such as Cinema and worked with include Bertrand Tavernier in the first edition (1960) of Vingt Ans de Cinéma Américain. At the same time he did all experience as assistant director of big names like Jean-Pierre Melville, René Clément and Sergio Leone.
As a director he debuted in 1968 with the thriller Coplan sauve sa peau, a sequel to Coplan ouvre le feu à Mexico (Riccardo Freda, 1966), his last film as an assistant director. The police film Un Condé, the first film earned some success, he presented himself as a very committed filmmaker. All of his subsequent films confirmed his reputation as a critical filmmaker who denounced all kinds of abuse through an exciting story. The seventies were his most fruitful in that time he ventured to both the case of the Moroccan politician Mehdi Ben Barka (L'Attentat, 1972, screenplay by Jorge Semprún) as the Algerian War (RAS, 1973). This movie experienced serious problems with censorship but scored at the box office. In The Common Man (1975) he treated in a penetrating way a repulsive astonishing case of flat racism which Algerians were victims. With Judge Fayard Called the Sheriff (1977) Boisset delivered his most committed print off. Through the character of Patrick Dewaere, an honest young judge who was murdered during his survey, he showed how the political legal system was corrupt.
Then he had a brief respite to the filming of some literary works: Un taxi mauve (1977) was based on a famous novel by Michel Déon and La Clé sur la porte (1978) was a faithful representation of the novel by Marie Cardinal .
From the early eighties began again Boisset sensitive topics touching. In the thriller La Femme flic (1980) inspector Miou-Miou was a child prostitution network on the track. Allons z'enfants (1981) was after R.A.S. his second antimilitaristic drama. Then he delivered some exciting thrillers off as the spy movie Espion, lève-toi (1982), the futuristic thriller media Le Prix du Danger (1983) and Lee Marvin-vehicle Canicule (1984).
From the second half of the eighties Boisset siphoned his film activities to television. Perhaps it was the fact that the producers wanted to finance his films not so easy to do with this. He made primarily historical works such as L'Affaire Seznec (1993) which dealt with a man accused without proof of murder was sentenced to hard labor for life. L'Affaire Dreyfus (1995) (for an award-winning screenplay by Jorge Semprún) talked about the high treason accused Alfred Dreyfus, a French officer of Jewish descent. Le trousers (1997) case Lucien Bersot brought to the fore: the shooting of a French soldier during the First World War. Jean Moulin (2002) did the story of Jean Moulin, the most famous French resistance hero and L'Affaire Salengro (2009) did the story of the Popular Front politician Roger Salengro who committed suicide.
In 2011 he published his autobiography La Vie est un choix (Plon).