After the Liberation Michel Audiard started a career as a movie magazine writer. Under the pen name of Jacques Potier he worked for short-lived titles such as "L'Etoile du Soir" and "Cinévie". One day, André Hunebelle, the popular French filmmaker, asked him if he thought he could write an adventure story for him. And, well...he could! "Mission à Tanger" having been reasonably successful, Audiard accepted offers to write other scripts. Read more... biting humor, lucid vision of society and human behavior combined with a taste for the cinema as a crowd-pleaser were soon noticed by the public who remained faithful to the end, simply ignoring the opinions of the Parisian film critics who had made Michel one of their favorite scapegoats. In 1968 Audiard directed his own films but dissatisfied with what he was doing, he returned to writing until his untimely death.