Ethiopian, Greek and French filmmaker.
Nikos Papatakis (in Greek : Νίκος Παπατάκης)
Nikos PAPATAKIS is a film director, screenwriter, producer and artistic director.
He was born on 5 July 1918 in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) and died on 17 December 2010 in Paris (France).
Born of a Greek father and an Ethiopian mother, raised in Beirut and then exiled in France, Nico Papatakis is one of the most spectacular figures of the post-war Saint-Germain-des-Prés. From 1946 to 1954, he directed the cabaret "La Rose rouge", which among others launched Juliette Gréco, Mouloudji, Michel Piccoli. In 1950, he produced Jean Genet's only film, "Un chant d'amour", whose homosexual theme caused a scandal.
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