French film director Claude Miller passed away last Wednesday from a long illness.
Of course some of his best films were given Hollywood treatment. "Garde à vue" with Lino Ventura and Michel Serrault became "Suspicion" with Morgan Freeman and Gene Hackman. "Mortelle randonnée" with Isabelle Adjani and Michel Serrault became "Eye of the beholder" with Ashely Judd and Ewan McGregor.
I think my favorite film of his is "A Secret" and the film he co-directed with his son, "I'm glad my mother is alive" but he's got a decent body of work with 21 films.
Luckily, he's still got one more film in the pipeline: "Thérèse Desqueyroux" starring Audrey Tautou will be released later in the fall.
Obit here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2012/apr/05/claude-miller