French film director Claude Chabrol dies: official

12th September 2010, Comments 0 comments

Prolific French film maker Claude Chabrol, who helped start the New Wave movement in the 1950s, died on Sunday, aged 80, Paris deputy mayor Christophe Girard told AFP.

Chabrol was "an immense French film director, free, impertinent, political and verbose," Girard said of Chabrol, who was born in Paris on June 24, 1930.

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