André Cayatte

André Cayatte (3 February 1909, in Carcassonne – 6 February 1989, in Paris) was a French filmmaker and lawyer, who became known for his films centering on themes of crime, justice, and moral responsibility.

André Cayatte
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(1909-02-03)3 February 1909
Died6 February 1989(1989-02-06) (aged 80)
AwardsGolden Lion
1950 Justice est faite
1960 Le Passage du Rhin

Cayatte began his directoral career at the German-controlled Continental Films during the French occupation. Some of Cayatte's earlier films that addressed his characteristic themes include Justice est faite (Justice is Done; 1950), Nous sommes tous des assassins (We Are All Murderers; 1952), and Le passage du Rhin (Tomorrow Is My Turn; 1960).

In 1963, he undertook a bold experiment in film narrative with a set of two films: Jean-Marc ou La vie conjugale (Anatomy of a Marriage: My Days with Jean-Marc) and Françoise ou La vie conjugale (Anatomy of a Marriage: My Days with Françoise). These two films tell the same story from two different points of view. His 1973 film, Il n'y a pas de fumée sans feu, won the Silver Bear Special Jury Prize at the 23rd Berlin International Film Festival.[1]

Selected filmography


  1. "Berlinale 1973: Prize Winners". Retrieved 7 May 2015.

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