Philippe de BrocaPhilippe de Broca (; 15 March 1933 – 26 November 2004) was a French film director.
He directed 30 full-length feature films, including the highly successful ''That Man from Rio (''L'Homme de Rio'')'', ''The Man from Acapulco (Le Magnifique)'' and ''On Guard (Le Bossu)''. His works include historical, romantic epics such as ''Chouans!'' and ''King of Hearts (Le Roi de cœur)'', as well as comedies with a charismatic, breezy hero ready to embark upon any adventure which comes his way, so long as it means escaping everyday modern life: ''Practice Makes Perfect (Le Cavaleur)'', ''The Devil by the Tail (Le Diable par la queue)'', ''The African (L'Africain)''. He had links with the actor Jean-Paul Belmondo, with whom he made six films, as well as with Jean-Pierre Cassel, Philippe Noiret and Jean Rochefort. Provided by Wikipedia