French director whose film L'Appât won the Golden Bear Award at the 45th Berlin International Film Festival in 1995.
He wanted to become a director at a young age.
He won the Silver Lion at the 24th Berlin International Film Festival for his directorial debut titled The Clockmaker.
He was married to the screenwriter Claudine O'Hagen from 1965 until 1980.
He directed 2008's In the Electric Mist starring Oscar-winner Tommy Lee Jones.