Pol Cruchten is a Luxembourgisch director and producer who graduated from Paris. In 1988 he shot his first short, Somewhere in Europe, with French actor Howard Vernon. In 1992 his first feature, Hochzäitsnuecht (Wedding night -End of the Song),was an official contribution to the Cannes Film Festival in the “Un Certain Regard” category. In the following year it was awarded the Max Ophüls Prize at the eponymous festival in Saarbrücken.
Pol Cruchten then went on to film Black Dju(1997) with Philippe Léotard, Richard Courcet and Cesaria Evroa, a thriller about emigration. It was followed by Boys on the Run(2003), which he made with Ron Perlman in Hollywood, and Perl oder Pica (Little Secrets) After Never Die Young, Pol Cruchten codirected with Frank Hoffmann film Les Brigands(Die Räuber) Maximillian Schell and Isild Le Besco, which is to open in Luxemburg in 2015. In 2014 he filmed Voices from Chernobyl in Ukraine, drawing on Svetlana Alexievich’s bestseller. Pol Cruchten is an activist for Luxembourgisch film, and together with Tarak Ben Amar, Frank Feitler and Jeanne Geiben co-founded the production company Red Lionin 1996. The short and feature films he has supported as a producer include W by Luc Feit, Le Manie-tout by Georges LePiouffle and We Might As Well Fail by Govinda Van Maele.