Alexandre Trauner

Alexandre Trauner (born Sándor Trau; 3 August 1906 in Budapest, Hungary – 5 December 1993 in Omonville-la-Petite, France) was a production designer.

After studying painting at Hungarian Royal Drawing School, he emigrated to Paris in 1929, where he became the assistant of set designer Lazare Meerson, working on such films as À nous la liberté (1932) and La Kermesse héroïque (1935). In 1937, he became a chief set designer.[1]

Trauner worked with director Marcel Carné for some years on such films as Quai des brumes (1938), Le Jour se lève (1939), and Les Enfants du paradis (1945).

He designed sets for The Apartment (1960) directed by Billy Wilder and other Wilder films,[2] John Huston's The Man Who Would Be King (1975), Joseph Losey's Don Giovanni (1979), and Luc Besson's Subway (1985).

In 1980, he was a member of the jury at the 30th Berlin International Film Festival.[3]

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  1. ^ "Alexandre Trauner 50 ans de cinéma",, c.2007
  2. ^ Shipman, David (21 December 1993). "Obituary: Alexandre Trauner". The Independent. Retrieved 30 November 2020.
  3. ^ "Berlinale 1980: Juries". Retrieved 2010-08-15.

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