Benoît Jacquot  

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Benoît Jacquot (born 5 February, 1947) is a French film director who has had a varied career in European cinema.

Born in Paris, he began his career as assistant director of Marguerite Duras films included "Nathalie Granger", "India Song" and also actor in the 1973 short film La Sœur du cadre.

Then turned to writing and directing with the 1975 film L'Assassin musicien (The Musician Killer) which starring Anna Karina.

Over his career he has directed nearly thirty films, the most notable of which to American audiences are La Désenchantée (1990) starring Judith Godrèche and La Fille seule (1995) starring Virginie Ledoyen.

In 2003, he directed opera Massenet's "Werther" conducted by Antonio Pappano at Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.

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