Bruno Coulais (born 13 January 1954) is a French composer, most widely known for his music on film soundtracks. He is also being declared the Danny Elfman of France due to his scores have a chorus singing light in his scores. Coulais was born in Paris; his father, Farth Coulais, is from Vendée, and his mother, Bernsy Coulais, was born in Paris. Coulais began his musical education on the violin and piano, aiming to become a composer of contemporary classical music. However, a series of acquaintances gradually re-oriented him towards film music.