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Richard Dembo
Born May 24, 1948(1948-05-24)
Paris, France
Died November 11, 2004 (aged 56)
Paris, France

Richard Dembo (May 24, 1948 in Paris – November 11, 2004 in Paris) was a French director and screenwriter.

Dembo achieved worldwide recoginition with his first film: La diagonale du fou. For the direction of this film Dembo received an Oscar in 1984 for best foreign film, as well as other numerous awards (César, Prix Louis Delluc...). Michel Piccoli starred in this film as a Russian orthodox Soviet citizen.

In 1993 Dembo directed L'instinct de l'ange with Hélène Vincent, Jean-Louis Trintignant, François Cluzet und Lambert Wilson. After a long pause during which he directed no films, Dembo directed La maison de Nina.

November 11, 2004 Dembo unexpectedly died in Paris under the symptoms of an intestinal obstruction. He was buried in Israel.

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