Maurice Bénichou was a French actor, best-known internationally for his part in Amélie. His other work includes three collaborations with director Michael Haneke (Code Unknown, Time of the Wolf, and Caché). He has also played in Peter Brook’s 6 hour film version of The Mahabharata.
The death of Bénichou may be a good occasion to dive into the work of Haneke, one of the more interesting of contemporary directors.
Majid (Bénichou) committing suicide in Caché.
Bretodeau (Bénichou) receiving a phone call and his youth treasures in a box in Amélie.
Unnamed character (Bénichou) defending Binoche from sexual aggressors in Code Unknown.