Édouard-Jean Empain
Belgian industrialist made famous by his kidnapping in 1978
Édouard-Jean Empain
Baron Édouard-Jean Empain is a French-Belgian industrialist, best known by the general public for his kidnapping in 1978. Between 1969 and 1981, Baron Empain was CEO of the Schneider group. He married the Italian Silvana Betuzzi in 1957 by whom he has two daughters and a son, they were divorced shortly after Empain's kidnapping and Empain subsequently remarried.
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Rapt Movie Review - Shockya.com
Google News - over 5 years
Nominated for four Cesar Awards in its native France, including Best Director, Best Actor and Best Film, Rapt was inspired in part by the real-life 1978 kidnapping and rescue of businessman Edouard-Jean Empain. Its story centers around Stanislas Graff
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REVIEW | Why Dominique Strauss-Kahn Needs to Watch 'Rapt' - Indie Wire (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Notwithstanding the DSK parallel, the movie actually takes the 1978 kidnapping of Baron Edouard-Jean Empain as its basis. However, now that Oscar-winning director Susanne Bier has plans for an English-language remake of “Rapt,” she has more than one
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Rapt: French Thriller About Womanizing Mogul Echoes Strauss-Kahn - Indie Wire (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
The story is based on the 1978 case of Baron Edouard-Jean Empain (really unknown here), which fortunately has been updated to the present and fictionalized with Yvan Attal as Stanislaus Graff, the arrogant chairman of a huge corporation who,
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We're Holding Your Plot Device. If You Want It Back, Send Us ... - New York Times
Google News - over 5 years
The film, inspired by the 1978 abduction of the industrialist Baron Édouard-Jean Empain, is the latest assignation in the movie industry's long, dark romance with ransom notes. “The extortion-for-profit note is one of the oldest conventions in film,”
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Nicolas Hulot, portrait du favori de la primaire écologiste - Politique.net
Google News - over 5 years
Il est notamment chargé de suivre l'affaire Empain : le très fortuné homme d'affaire belge, Edouard-Jean Empain est pris en otage. Mais, quand le baron est enfin libéré par la police, le 26 mars 1978, Hulot rate la photo. Quelques mois plus tard,
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Je suis plusieurs - Le Mague (Satire)
Google News - almost 6 years
Lire la suite Les plus anciens se souviennent du Baron Edouard-Jean Empain enlevé à Paris en 1978, mais qui se rappelle de Jean-Claude Empain… et pourtant Edouard-Jean et Jean-Claude sont tous les deux Belges. Jean-Claude l'artiste at-il un quelconque
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Les commentaires cyniques de Karl Lagerfeld sauvent le mariage de Kate et ... - Le Mague (Satire)
Google News - almost 6 years
Lire la suite Les plus anciens se souviennent du Baron Edouard-Jean Empain enlevé à Paris en 1978, mais qui se rappelle de Jean-Claude Empain… et pourtant Edouard-Jean et Jean-Claude sont tous les deux Belges. Jean-Claude l'artiste at-il un quelconque
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French Bid Is Pressuring Square D
NYTimes - almost 26 years
The last time Didier Pineau-Valencienne tried a hostile takeover, enraged employees of the company he was bidding for burned him in effigy and marched a coffin through Paris to the office of the French Finance Minister. Three years after his successful fight for that concern, Telemecanique, the chairman of Groupe Schneider S.A. is having a
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Édouard-Jean Empain
    FIFTIES
  • 1990
    Age 52
    He lives in the suburbs of Paris with his second wife Jacqueline (née Ragonaux), a former model, whom he married in 1990.
    More Details Hide Details At the time of his kidnapping, Édouard-Jean Empain was the 40-year-old heir to a substantial fortune, a notable industrialist and director of the Schneider group since 1969. He was one of France's captains of industry, heading a group that comprised almost 150 companies, 130.000 employees with an annual turnover of 25 billion francs. Notable members of the Schneider Group included Framatome (nuclear reactors), Creusot-Loire (metallurgy) and Spie Batignolles (construction). His kidnapping profoundly affected him and he declared that he has never been the same since. On Monday,, at approximately 10:30am, Édouard-Jean, 3rd Baron Empain, was picked up as usual from his Parisian home at 33 Avenue Foch, a prestigious address in the 16th arrondissement, a stones throw from the Arc de Triomphe. The Baron's chauffeured car, a Peugeot 604, was intercepted at a junction some 50 metres after it had left his home. A moped slid across the road, faking an accident in order to bring his car to a halt next to a parked van. Once the car had stopped several armed men removed the driver from the vehicle and bundled him into the van, while the Baron was quickly handcuffed and the kidnappers made off in his car. The Baron's car was found some hours later in an underground parking structure but contained no usable fingerprints.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1957
    Age 19
    He married the Italian Silvana Betuzzi in 1957 by whom he has two daughters and a son, they were divorced shortly after Empain's kidnapping.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1937
    Born
    Born in 1937.
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