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Henri Colpi

14 July 1921 to 14 January 2006

An innovative film editor as well as a director, Swiss-born Colpi earned praise for his stylistic breakthroughs on Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959) and Last Year At Marienbad (1961). His directorial debut Une Aussi Longue Absence (1960) won a prize at Cannes. Latterly his work was largely confined to television.