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DiedApril 6, 2017, Saint-Mandé, France

Armand Gatti (1922-2011) was a French journalist, writer and film director. He was born in Paris, the son of an Italian father and a French mother. His father was a doctor and his mother a nurse. He was educated at the Sorbonne and the Ecole des Beaux Arts.

He began his career as a journalist, working for various newspapers and magazines. He then moved into film, directing documentaries and short films. He also wrote several books, including a memoir of his time as a journalist in Indochina.

In the 1950s, he became interested in the work of the French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre, and he began to write about him and his work. He also became friends with Sartre and his wife, Simone de Beauvoir.

In the 1960s, Gatti became involved in the student protests in Paris. He was arrested and spent time in prison. He later wrote about his experiences in prison in his book La Prison de Clichy (The Prison of Clichy).

In the 1970s, Gatti turned to writing fiction. He wrote several novels, including L’Etat de Siège (The State of Siege) and Le Dernier Témoin (The Last Witness). He also wrote plays and screenplays.

In the 1980s, Gatti became interested in environmental issues. He wrote a number of books on the subject, including La Terre est un Jardin (The Earth is a Garden) and L’Homme est un Arbre (Man is a Tree).

Gatti died in 2011 at the age of 89.

General Info

Full NameArmand Gatti
DiedApril 6, 2017, Saint-Mandé, France
ProfessionPoet, Journalist, Film director, Screenwriter


MoviesEnclosure, El Otro Cristóbal

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Der Übergang über den Ebro1970TV Movie play "Le passage de l'Ebre"
Das imaginäre Leben des Straßenkehrers Auguste G.1968TV Movie play "La vie imaginaire de l'eboueur Auguste Geai"
El otro Cristóbal1963writer
L'enclos1960adaptation / dialogue / story
Moranbong, une aventure coréenne1960writer


Nous étions tous des noms d'arbres1983
Der Übergang über den Ebro1970TV Movie
El otro Cristóbal1963


Help ou visibilité2012DocumentaryHimself
L'instinct de résistance2011DocumentaryHimself
Un siècle d'écrivains1997TV Series documentaryHimself


Won Awards

1961Silver Prize (1959-1967)Moscow International Film FestivalBest DirectorL'enclos (1960)

Nominated Awards

1963Palme d'OrCannes Film FestivalEl otro Cristóbal (1963)
1961Grand PrixMoscow International Film FestivalL'enclos (1960)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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