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Pierre Schoendoerffer (1928–2012)

Pierre Schoendoerffer was born on May 5, 1928 in Chamalières, Puy-de-Dôme, France. He was a director and writer, known for Le Crabe-Tambour (1977), The 317th Platoon (1965) and The Anderson Platoon (1967). He was married to Patricia Chauvel. He died on March 14, 2012 in Clamart, Hauts-de-Seine, France. See full bio »

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 1976 La sentinelle du matin (TV Movie documentary)
 1967 The Anderson Platoon (Documentary)
 1963 Attention!.. Hélicoptères (Documentary short)
 1959 Ramuntcho
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French director and screenwriter, adept at shaping modern audience expectations of what authentic war films should look like. He was a former army reporter and photographer in Indo-China and Cambodia, taken prisoner at the battle of Dien Bien Phu in 1954. Following his release, he became a war correspondent for 'Life', 'Time', 'Look' and 'Paris Match'. He also began making documentary films after... See more »

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