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Claude Zidi (born July 25, 1934) is a French film director and screenwriter who is noted for his mainstream burlesque comedies. Born in Paris, he started as a cameraman and then cinematographer, and made his directorial and screenwriting debut in 1971. He won the César Award for Best Director for My New Partner, for which he was also nominated for Best Writing.


Year Title
1971 Les Bidasses en folie
1974 La Moutarde me monte au nez
1975 La Course à l'échalote
1976 L'aile ou la cuisse
1977 L'Animal
1978 La Zizanie
1980 Les Sous-doués
1980 Inspecteur la Bavure
1982 Les Sous-doués en vacances
1983 Banzaï
1984 My New Partner
1985 Les rois du gag
1987 Association Of Wrongdoers
1989 Deux
1989 Ripoux contre ripoux
1991 La Totale!
1993 Profil bas
1994 True Lies (Writer only)
1997 Arlette
1999 Asterix and Obelix vs Caesar
2001 La boîte

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Preceded by
Ettore Scola
for Le Bal
César Award for Best Director
My New Partner
Succeeded by
Michel Deville
for Péril en la demeure


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