Henri Verneuil

Henri Verneuil (October 15, 1920 - January 11, 2002) was a prominent French playwright and filmmaker.


Director Henri Verneuil was born Achod Malakian to Armenian parents on October 15, 1920, in Rodosto, East Thrace, Turkey. In the aftermath of the Armenian Genocide his family fled to France and settled in Marseille when he was a young child. He later recounted his childhood experience in the novel Mayrig, which he dedicated to his mother and made into a 1991 film with the same name, which was followed by a sequel, 588 Rue Paradis, the following year.


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