January 24, 2022

Jean-Jacques Beineix, director of “37 ° 2 in the morning”, died at the age of 75

Director Jean-Jacques Beineix died on Thursday January 13, his family announced. He marked the 80s with cult films like “Diva”, which revealed it to the general public, or “37 ° 2 in the morning”, his greatest success shot in Gruissan, in Aude.

Thursday January 13, a great man of French culture left us. Director Jean-Jacques Beineix died following a long illness, his family announced on Friday January 14. He was 75 years old.

First film by Béatrice Dalle

Revealed to the general public by its first film Diva in 1980, Beinex could have several strings to its bow: writer, screenwriter, producer or even dialogue writer. His aesthetics and his poetry marked French cinema, with films like The moon in the gutter, released in 1983.

Béatrice Dalle, back in front of the chalets of Gruissan, where she had shot “37 ° 2 in the morning”.
Free Lunch – OLIVIER GOT

But his greatest success is undoubtedly the cult. 37 ° 2 in the morning, released in 1986, in which he reveals Béatrice Dalle (who plays her first role in the cinema) and Jean-Hugues Anglade.

The chalets of Gruissan, filming location of 37°2 le matin.

The chalets of Gruissan, filming location of 37°2 le matin.
Midi Libre – FRANCOISE TALLIEU

The film crew had chosen this district of beach chalets, which have become legendary and have enjoyed tourist attraction ever since. These chalets are set facing kilometers of fine sand as a backdrop for the destructive passion of one of the mythical couples of French cinema.

Yves Montand’s latest film

A few years later, in 1992, he offered his last role to Yves Montand, in the film IP5. His latest film, Deadly Transfer, released in 2001, is a total failure.

Following that, he turned to documentary, then theater, before releasing his first novel in 2020, titled Toboggan. An almost philosophical book on passing time, loneliness, childhood and the meaning of life. Goodbye the artist!