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Eric Assous
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Eric Assous

List of works mentioned in Actes du Théâtre :
L'Heureux Elu
L'Illusion conjugale
La Femme du Michel Ange
Le Bonheur
Le Technicien
Les Belles-Soeurs
Les Conjoints
Nos Femmes
On ne se mentira jamais
Secret de famille
Une journée ordinaire
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Actes du Théâtre N°93 September 2016

Éric Assous was born in Tunis in 1956. He wrote over 80 radio plays for France Inter, starting in 1983. He subsequently wrote TV sketches, series, detective shows and comedies over a period of ten years. In 1997 director Philippe Harel helped Eric Assous transition from television to cinema.
Eric Assous has directed two films, Les Gens en maillot de bain starring Gad El Maleh and Isabelle Gelinas, and Sexes très opposés starring Patrick Chesnais and Charlotte de Turckheim and Véronique Boulanger.
He has written a lot of stage plays, including Les acteurs sont fatigués (Comédie Caumartin) which ran for over 500 performances; Les Montagnes russes starring Alain Delon and Astrid Veillon (Marigny), Les Belles Soeurs (Théâtre Saint-Georges) which had over 250 performances, and Secret de famille starring Michel Sardou and his son Davy (Th. des Variétés). For the 2009-2010 season, in addition to L'Illusion conjugale, Jean-Luc Moreau has also staged Les hommes préfèrent mentir.
He wrote Le Technicien for Roland Giraud and his wife (Théâtre du Palais-Royal) and Une journée ordinaire for Alain Delon and his daughter Anouchka (Théâtre des Bouffes Parisiens).
Eric Assous had two new plays showing in September 2011: Les Conjoints (Théâtre Tristan Bernard) and Mon meilleur copain (Théâtre des Nouveautés).
In September 2012 he had two plays running simultaneously: Les Conjoints and Le Bonheur.

In early 2013 two of his plays had productions: Les Belles-Sœurs, and his recent work, La Femme du Michel Ange.
In September 2013, three of his plays were staged in Paris, including Nos Femmes, starring Daniel Auteuil, Richard Berry and Didier Flamand, opening the season at the Théâtre de Paris.
Early 2015: his play On ne se mentira jamaisopened in January at the Théâtre La Bruyère starring Fanny Cottençon and Jean-Luc Moreau; Nos Femmeswas revived at the Théâtre de Paris in February starring Jean Reno, Richard Berry and Patrick Braoudé. His play Représailles was produced at the Théâtre de la Michodière at the end of September, starring Michel Sardou and Marie-Anne Chazel.
He wrote the film adaptation of his play Nos Femmes , shot in September 2014 and starring Richard Berry, Daniel Auteuil and Thierry Lhermitte.
Eric Assous was awarded the 2010 Molière for Best French-language Playwright for L’Illusion conjugale and the 2015 one for On ne se mentira jamais.
Eric Assous was awarded the Académie Française Theatre Prize for his collected works in 2014.
His plays have been performed in over 25 countries.