Victorin-Hippolyte Jasset

L’homme au sac
R: Victorin-Hippolyte Jasset. P: Société Française des Films Éclair. Fr 1908

About Victorin-Hippolyte Jasset (1862-1913):
“Although relatively unknown, Jasset is one of the finest French filmmakers from the 1907-1914 period, along with Louis Feuillade and Léonce Perret. (…) His reputation was made in 1900, when he directed ‘Vercingétorix’, an epic-scaled pantomime, for the opening of the Hippodrome. There he met manager Georges Hatot, with whom he would later co-direct a number of films, but it is now impossible to know who did what in their production. (…) He definitely worked for Gaumont in 1906, and has since been erroneously credited as the author of several Alice Guy films, including her masterpiece, La vie du Christ. (…) In 1907 Jasset was hired by Éclair, where he got the idea for a series of films centered around one main character, the detective Nick Carter (1908), based on an American dime novel. (…) Jasset became artistic director for the Éclair studios in Epinay, where he made ‘films d’art’ such as Hérodiade (1910), based on the Gustave Flaubert novel. In 1911, he went back to making a crime series, but this time with the novelty of a multiple-reel film depicting Léon Sazie’s evil genius Zigomar (1911). The film was a huge international success (…).”
Richard Abel: Encyclopedia of Early Cinema. Abingdon 2005, p. 347

>>>Jasset’s film Bandits en automobile on this site: A Recorder of Contemporary Reality