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Philippe de Broca

Film Director Philippe de Broca

Profession: Film Director

Nationality:
France
French

Why Famous: French film director of mostly comedic adventure style films such as "That Man from Rio" (1964) with Jean-Paul Belmondo. It was one of six films he would make with Belmondo.

His film King of Hearts (Le Roi de Cœur)(1966) wasn't well received upon release but has gone on to become a cult favourite.

Born: March 15, 1933
Birthplace: Paris, France

Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Pisces

Died: November 26, 2004 (aged 71)
Cause of Death: Cancer

Married Life

  • 1983-08-06 Film director Philippe de Broca (50) weds actress Margot Kidder (34) in France

Events in the Life of Philippe de Broca

  • 1966-12-21 Cult film "King of Hearts" (Le Roi de cœur) premieres directed by Philippe de Broca starring Alan Bates

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