Jean-François Richet Overview

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JEAN-FRANÇOIS RICHET Born in Meaux, France, Jean-François Richet was raised, with a brother and sister, by a single mother in one of the projects surrounding Paris. He left school at an early age and worked at a series of low-paying jobs before realizing his dream of becoming a filmmaker. His debut feature film, État des lieux (1995), was a huge hit in France. Richet gambled his unemployment wages at a local casino and made enough money -- $20,000 -- to finance the film. An unflinching... See All

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