A film by Florent-Emilio Siri (2012). In French with English subtitles.
Co-Sponsored by the Film Studies Program and a seed grant from the Mellon Foundation.
From his childhood in Egypt to his rise to fame and untimely death, Cloclo highlights the life and music of Claude François, one of the most popular figures of French pop music in the 1960s and 1970s. Between 1962 and 1978, Claude François released 27 albums and nearly 500 songs, some of which he wrote, others he adapted and arranged from American or British songwriters, a common practice of his contemporaries. The film follows the determination and hard work of Claude (played by Jérémie Renier) as both a performer and also a fierce businessman.