Patrick Grandperret Bio

Patrick Grandperret (24 October 1946 – 9 March 2019) was a French film director, screenwriter and producer. His film Meurtrières was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival.

Patrick Grandperret Biography


After studying business at ESSEC, Patrick Grandperret, a passionate motor sports enthusiast, signs for photographic reports on major prizes. In the early 70s, playing Above Volcano of Malcolm Lowry instilled in the young man a desire for cinema – even if the work is finally brought to the screen by John Huston . He started in the 7th Art as a photographer, then became an assistant director, especially with Pialat , on Pass your bac first (1979) and Loulou (1980).


In 1981, he directed his first feature film, Courts-Circuits , in which this former biker mixed his passion for racing two-wheelers and his attachment to the left-out of society. A filmmaker on the sidelines, Patrick Grandperret then earns a living by producing dozens of commercials. For his second opus , Mona et Moi , dive into the Paris of punks and squatters between dope, system D and rock’n’roll, the filmmaker is inspired by the animated life of his friend Simon Reggiani : “My attitude made me think of that of Jean Rouch who is going to film people in Africa, but there was someone who lived crazy things next to me “, will tell the Cahiers du cinéma the director about this cult film, Prix Jean-Vigo 1990.

Patrick Grandperret Cause of Death

French director and producer Patrick Grandperret passed away on Saturday, March 9, at the age of 72. Former assistant director of Maurice Pialat, he notably directed “The Master of Elephants” and “Meurtrières”

Patrick Grandperret Trivia Quick Wiki/Bio

Patrick Grandperret Born 24 October 1946
Patrick Grandperret Died 9 March 2019 (aged 72)
Patrick Grandperret Occupation Film director, screenwriter, film producer
Patrick Grandperret Years active 1981–present

Patrick Grandperret Filmography

  • Court circuit (1980)
  • Mona et moi (1989)
  • L’Enfant Lion (1993)
  • I Can’t Sleep (1994)
  • Le Maître des Eléphants (1995)
  • Les victimes (1996)
  • Beau travail (1999)
  • Meurtrières (2006)
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