Antoine Duhamel

French composer (1925–2014)

Antoine Duhamel (30 July 1925 – 11 September 2014)[1] was a French composer, orchestra conductor and music teacher.

Antoine Duhamel in 2008

Duhamel was born in Valmondois in the Val-d'Oise département of France. Duhamel was the son of French writer Georges Duhamel and actress Blanche Albane. He studied music at the Sorbonne.

He wrote the score for his first movie in 1960. In 2002 he was awarded the Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival for his music for the Bertrand Tavernier directed movie, Laissez-passer.

Antoine Duhamel scored several of Jean-Luc Godard's movies, including Pierrot le Fou and Week End.

Duhamel died in Paris, France, aged, 89.

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