Storck, Henri

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Storck, Henri Gender: M
Henricus Josephus Desiderius Storck
born on 5 September 1907 at 09:30 (= 09:30 AM )
Place Ostende, Belgium, 51n13, 2e55
Timezone GMT h0e (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 11°40' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 13°32 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 27°21'


Belgian author, filmmaker and documentarist.

In 1933, he directed, with Joris Ivens, Misère au Borinage, a film about the miners in the Borinage area. In 1938, with Andre Thirifays and Pierre Vermeylen, he founded the Cinémathèque Royale de Belgique (Royal Belgian Film Archive).

Storck was an actor in two key films of the history of the cinema: Jean Vigo's Zéro de conduite (1933) in the role of the priest, and Chantal Akerman's Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quay Commercial, 1080 Brussels (1975) in the role of a customer of the prostitute.

In 1959, he was a member of the jury at the 1st Moscow International Film Festival.

He died on 17 September 1999, aged 92, in Uccle, Belgium.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield cites birth certificate reproduced in "Henri Storck memoreren" (Asp / Vubpress / Upa, 2007), p. 31: "Geboorteakte Henricus, Josephus, Desiderius Storck wordt geboren op 5 september 1907, om 9.30 uur, in de Weststraat 32 (nu Adolphe Buylstraat) te Oostende."

Translation: 'Birth certificate of Henricus Josephus Desiderius Storck, born on 5 September 1907 at 9:30 a.m. at 23 Weststraat (now Adolphe Buylstraat) in Ostend.'


  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 92)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Director (Documentary filmmaker)