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Alain Jessua (16 January 1932 – 30 November 2017) was a French movie director and screenwriter. He was born in Évreux, France. He directed ten movies between 1956 and 1997.

He worked as assistant director for Jacques Becker on the set of Casque d'or, with Max Ophüls for Madame de... and Lola Montès and with Marcel Carné on Wasteland.

His 1967 movie Jeu de massacre was entered into the 1967 Cannes Film Festival, where it won the award for Best Screenplay.

Jessua died from cancer on 30 November 2017 at the age of 85.

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