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Renowned film director Claude Berri was in intensive care

January 11 2009

74-year-old famous French film director and producer Claude Bury last night was immediately hospitalized and placed in the intensive care ward department of neurosurgery of the Paris hospitals' Salpetriere.

Claude Berri is one of the elders of the French kinotseha. In the film he came in the early 60's and immediately made his strongest works in the short genre. His second short film "Chicken" was awarded the Venice Film Festival Prize, and later won an Oscar.

His first feature film "The Old Man and Child" Berry took off in 1964, he enjoyed in those days a great success with the French public. In his films starred Gerard Depardieu, Yves Montand, Kolyusha, Carole Bouquet. Particularly successful was formed by Claude Berri work as a producer, is using it were such world-famous band as "Tess" (Roman Polanski), "Asterix", "Jean de Florette," according to ITAR-TASS .

From 2003 to 2007, Claude Berri led the Cinémathèque Française - the world's largest repository of films and documents on the history of cinema. In March last year, Claude Berri, who is a major collector and connoisseur of art, opened in Paris on its own exhibition hall, which provided part of its collection of contemporary art - one of the largest in France.

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