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
. 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.