Claude Zidi

Claude Zidi
Born (1934-07-25) 25 July 1934
Paris, France
Occupation Film director, screenwriter

Claude Zidi (born 25 July 1934) is a French film director and screenwriter who is noted for his mainstream burlesque comedies. Born in Paris, he started as a cameraman and then cinematographer, and made his directorial and screenwriting debut in 1971. He won the César Award for Best Director for My New Partner, for which he was also nominated for Best Writing.

Filmography as director

Year Original title English title Notes
1971 Les Bidasses en folie Featuring Les Charlots
1972 Les fous du Stade Stadium Nuts Featuring Les Charlots
1973 Le grand bazar The Big Store Featuring Les Charlots
1974 Les Bidasses s'en vont en guerre Featuring Les Charlots
1974 La Moutarde me monte au nez
1975 La Course à l'échalote
1976 L'aile ou la cuisse The Wing or the Thigh
1977 L'Animal
1978 La Zizanie The Spat
1979 Bête mais discipliné
1980 Les sous doués Les sous-doués
1980 Inspecteur la Bavure
1982 Les Sous-doués en vacances
1983 Banzaï
1984 Les Ripoux My New Partner César Award for Best Film
César Award for Best Director
1985 Les rois du gag
1987 Association de Malfaiteurs Association of Wrongdoers
1989 Deux
1989 Ripoux contre ripoux My New Partner II
1991 La Totale! Remade as True Lies
1993 Profil bas
1994 True Lies True Lies Writer only
1997 Arlette
1999 Astérix et Obélix contre César Asterix and Obelix vs Caesar
2001 La boîte
2003 Ripoux 3
Preceded by
Ettore Scola
for Le Bal
César Award for Best Director
My New Partner
Succeeded by
Michel Deville
for Péril en la demeure
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