Cult French movie maker Jacques Deray has died at his home outside Paris of an unspecified illness.
Deary, who was 74, was often called the French Alfred Hitchcock for his masterful use of the thriller genre.
One of his best-known films was LA PISCINE (The Swimming Pool), a 1968 drama set in a villa in the beach resort of Saint-Tropez, which starred Delon.
Other films included LE GIGOLO (1960), DU RIFIFI A TOKYO (1961) and SYMPHONIE POUR UN MASSACRE (1963).
He is survived by a wife and a daughter.11/08/2003 17:28