René Le Hénaff, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


René Le Hénaff

French film director and film editor

Date of Birth: 24-Apr-1901

Place of Birth: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Date of Death: 05-Jan-2005

Profession: film director, film editor

Nationality: France

Zodiac Sign: Taurus

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About René Le Hénaff

  • René Le Hénaff (24 April 1901 – 5 January 2005) was a French film editor and director.
  • As a film editor he collaborated with directors Marcel Carné, René Clair, and Géza von Radványi among others.
  • His three films with Carné in the late 1930s — Port of Shadows, Hôtel du Nord, and Le Jour Se Lève — are widely admired examples of poetic realism.
  • He also directed films from 1935 to 1950.
  • Perhaps the best-known is Colonel Chabert (1943), which was a film adaptation of a famous novella by Honoré de Balzac.
  • Le Hénaff retired from filmmaking in 1968.

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