Pierre Barouh (born Élie Pierre Barouh; 19 February 1934 – 28 December 2016) was a French writer-composer-singer best known for his work on Claude Lelouch's film A Man and a Woman both as actor, and as lyricist/singer for Francis Lai's music for the film.
Élie Pierre Barouh
February 19, 1934
15th arrondissement of Paris, France
|Died||December 28, 2016 (aged 82)|
14th arrondissement of Paris, France
|Resting place||Montmartre Cemetery, 18th arrondissement of Paris|
(m. 1966; div. 1969)
(m. 1970; div. 1983)
Early life and musicEdit
Barouh was born in Paris and along with his brother, Albert, and sister, was raised in Levallois-Perret. Their parents were Turkish-Jewish stallholders selling fabrics. During the Second World War, their parents hid them from the Nazis; Pierre and his sister in Montournais and Albert in la Limouzinière. During these years Élie, baptised Pierre, lived at La Grèlerie, the home of Hilaire and Marie Rocher, who had two sons. From this time, he drew inspiration for songs like "À bicyclette", "Des ronds dans l'eau" and "Les Filles du dimanche".
After the war, he was briefly a sports journalist for Paris-Presse-Intransigeant and also played for the national volleyball B team in the 1950s. He spent some months in Portugal and discovered Brazilian music. He visited Brazil in 1959 and on his return to Paris got to know the principal Brazilian writers and composers of bossa nova.
With his first earnings he bought the mill, la Morvient, by the river in Le Boupère in the Vendée where he had spent part of his childhood. There he established a recording studio and welcomed other artists, using it to advance the talent of others and creating his own label Saravah in 1965. With the label he wished to mix musicians and styles, to multiply musical encounters. He worked, notably, with Pierre Akendengué, Areski Belkacem, Brigitte Fontaine, Nana Vasconcelos, Gérard Ansaloni, Jacques Higelin, Alfred Panou, Maurane, David McNeil, Elis Regina.
Soon after the label's creation, Barouh realised that he was not a manager and so entrusted management to a teenage friend he had known when he was 15 playing volleyball. However, in 1972, he discovered that this friend had stolen 1,500,000 francs by means which prevented Barouh from being able to get any of it back, as he "had given him everything: signatures, etc".
Cinema and theatreEdit
As an actor, he played the role of the gypsy leader in the film D'ou viens-tu Johnny? and appeared in Lelouch's Une fille et des fusils. As writer/performer he had success with La Plage – immortalised by Marie Laforêt and the guitarist Claude Ciari -, Tes dix-huit ans and Monsieur de Furstenberg. He shot a documentary on the beginnings of bossa nova with his longtime friend Baden Powell de Aquino.
In 1966 he participated in the enormous success of the film A Man and a Woman which won the Palme d'Or at the 1966 Festival de Cannes. He married the actress Anouk Aimée the same year; they divorced three years later.
- Pierre Barouh (1966) (also released as Vivre)
- Viking bank (1977)
- Le pollen (1982)
- Sierras (1984)
- Noël (1991)
- Itchi go Itchi e – Une rencontre, une occasion (1998)
- Daltonien (2007)
- Dites 33 (Volume 2) (with Yasuaki Shimizu and the Moonriders) (2001) (concert at the Espace Pierre Cardin, Paris on 15 February 1983)
- A Man and a Woman ("Un homme et une femme") (with Frances Lai and Nicole Croisille) (1967)
- 13 jours en France (with Francis Lai and Nicole Croisille) (1969)
- Ça va, ça vient (1971)
- Au Kabaret de la dernière chance (with Anita Vallejo, Oscar Castro and the Aleph Theatre troupe) (1992)
- Saudade (Un Manque Habité) (2001)
- Les Années Disc'AZ – L'intégrale Des Chansons (2008)
- 60 ans de chansons à des titres Divers (parfois Dit Vert) sur l'humain et ce qui l'entoure (2012)
- Brigitte Fontaine est... folle ! by Brigitte Fontaine (1968)
- Comme à la radio by Brigitte Fontaine, Areski Belkacem and the Art Ensemble of Chicago (1969)
- Higelin & Areski by Jacques Higelin and Areski Belkacem (1969)
- Chante Jean-Roger Caussimon by Jean-Roger Caussimon (1970)
- Un beau matin by Areski Belkacem (1971)
- Brigitte Fontaine by Brigitte Fontaine (1972)
- Moshi by Barney Wilen (1972)
- Chorus by Michel Roques (1972)
- David McNeil by David McNeil (1972)
- Je ne connais pas cet homme by Brigitte Fontaine and Areski Belkacem (1973)
- Jean-Roger Caussimon by Jean-Roger Caussimon (1973)
- Nandipo by Pierre Akendengué (1974)
- Nana, Nelson Angelo, Novelli by Naná Vasconcelos, Nelson Angelo and Novelli (1975)
- Growing Up by Chic Streetman (1975)
- Dreams by Steve Lacy (1975)
- J’ai déjà fait mon arche, j’attends les animaux by David McNeil (1975)
- Afrika Obota by Pierre Akendengué (1976)
- Jeunes Années by Jean-Philippe Goude and Olivier Colé (1976)
- Shakespeare Says by Champion Jack Dupree (1976)
- Schumann – Sonate Op.11 / Ravel – Miroirs by Håkon Austbø (1977)
- À l'amour comme à la guerre by Philippe Léotard (1990)
- Voce a Mano by Allain Leprest and Richard Galliano (1992)
- Sur les quais by Daniel Mille (1993)
- Mes plus grands succès by Fred Poulet (1995)
- De la Scarpe à la Seine by Françoise Kucheida (1995)
- Encore cédé by Fred Poulet (1996)
- La mémoire du vent by Bïa Krieger (1997)
- Le Bonheur by Brigitte Fontaine and Areski Belkacem (1997)
- En revenant du bal by Gérard Pierron (1997)
- Ces moments là by Aram Sédèfian (1997) (co-produced with Bertrand Mougin)
- Le Funambule by Daniel Mille (1997)
- Les heures tranquilles by Daniel Mille (1998)
- Cris de coeur by Françoise Kucheida (1998)
- Sources by Bïa Krieger (2000)
- Et s'il était deux fois by Eric Guilleton (2000)
- Improvisations by Étienne Brunet and Fred Van Hove (2001)
- Le Trio Camara by Le Trio Camara (2001) (co-produced with Yves Chamberland)
- "Simple routine" by Joël Favreau (1969)
- "I Love the Queen" by Jacques Higelin (1971)
- "Nini" by Jacques Higelin (1971)
- "Jamai-ai-ai-ai-ai-ais" by Brigitte Fontaine (1972)
- " Un jour, un papillon" by Joël Favreau (1972)
- "La Transatlantique" by Dominique Barouh (1972)
- "Likwala" by Pierre Akendengué (1975)
- "Femmes parmi les femmes" by Françoise Hardy (1975)
|1961||Arrêtez les tambours||Pierrot||Also assistant director|
|1962||Operation Gold Ingot||René||French: En plein cirage|
|1963||D'où viens-tu Johnny?||Django|
|The Troops of St. Tropez||Gypsy||Uncredited; French: Le Gendarme de Saint-Tropez|
|Le cirque au village|
|1965||The Grand Moments||Karl Martin||French: Les Grands Moments|
|Une fille et des fusils||Pierre|
|1966||A Man and a Woman||Pierre Gauthier||French: Un homme et une femme|
|Live for Life||Boxing spectator||Uncredited; French: Vivre pour vivre|
|1970||La bergère en colère||Engaged groom||Short film|
|1972||Ça va, ça vient||Man who gives Areski a lift||Uncredited; also director and producer|
|Saravah||None||Documentary; director and composer|
|1976||Les Naufragés de l'île de la Tortue||Discontent traveller|
|The Labyrinth ou L'album de famille||None||Documentary; director, producer and composer|
|1977||Another Man, Another Chance||Street singer||Uncredited; French: Un autre homme, une autre chance|
|1979||Le Divorcement||None||Director, producer, writer and composer|
|1982||Elle voit des nains partout !||Parish priest|
|1990||There Were Days... and Moons||Animator||French: Il y a des jours... et des lunes|
|2005||Le courage d'aimer||Advert producer|
|2006||La fille du dimanche||Friend of the father||Short film|
|2010||Les marais criminels|
- Cowie, Peter; Elley, Derek (1977), World filmography, 1967, Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press, p. 139, ISBN 978-0-498-01565-6
- Bellaïche, Raoul (19 June 2018). "Pierre Barouh en 1992 : « Depuis l'âge de 15 ans, je n'ai qu'une obsession : témoigner du monde qui". jechantemagazine (in French). Retrieved 29 April 2020.
- "Pierre-Barouh". www.ajpn.org. Retrieved 28 April 2020.
- Dalloni, Michel (6 June 2013). Le Vélo (in French). La Boétie. ISBN 978-2-36865-006-6.
- Lelouch, Claude; Uytterhoeven, Pierre (1971), A man and a woman; a film, Modern film scripts, New York, Simon and Schuster, ISBN 978-0-671-20963-6
- "La famille d'"Un homme et une femme" orpheline de Pierre Barouh". Le Point (in French). 4 January 2017. Retrieved 29 April 2020.
- "Dites 33 (Volume 2) - Dites 33". Editions Saravah (in French). Retrieved 28 April 2020.
- "Au kabaret de la dernière chance - Pierre Barouh". Editions Saravah (in French). Retrieved 28 April 2020.
- "De la Scarpe à la Seine - Françoise Kucheida". Editions Saravah (in French). Retrieved 29 April 2020.
- "Ces moments là - Aram Sédèfian". Editions Saravah (in French). Retrieved 29 April 2020.
- "Les heures tranquilles - Daniel Mille". Editions Saravah (in French). Retrieved 29 April 2020.
- "cris du coeur - Françoise Kucheida". Editions Saravah (in French). Retrieved 29 April 2020.