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Claude Sautet (1924–2000)

Claude Sautet was born on February 23, 1924 in Montrouge, Seine [now Hauts-de-Seine], France. He was a writer and director, known for Un Coeur en Hiver (1992), Nelly & Monsieur Arnaud (1995) and Eyes Without a Face (1960). He was married to Graziella Escojido. He died on July 22, 2000 in Paris, France. See full bio »


(age 76) in Paris, France

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Nominated for 2 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 15 wins & 18 nominations. See more awards »

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 1994 Intersection (earlier screenplay)
 1992 Un Coeur en Hiver (scenario and dialogue)
 1988 My Friend the Traitor (writer)
 1988 A Few Days with Me (scenario and dialogue)
 1983 Garçon! (scenario)
 1980 A Bad Son (screenplay)
 1978 A Simple Story (writer)
 1977 Mort d'un pourri (screenplay - uncredited)
 1976 Mado
 1972 César and Rosalie (scenario)
 1971 Swashbuckler (adaptation)
 1971 Max and the Junkmen (screenplay)
 1970 Borsalino
 1970 The Things of Life (adaptation)
 1969 Under the Sign of the Bull (uncredited)
 1969 The Devil by the Tail (decoupage)
 1968 A Little Virtuous (adaptation)
 1967 Pillaged
 1966 Mission to Tokyo (uncredited)
 1966 A Matter of Resistance (collaboration)
 1965 The Dictator's Guns (adaptation and dialogue)
 1964 That Tender Age (original scenario - adaptation)
 1964 Backfire
 1963 Banana Peel (writer)
 1963 The Corrupt (writer)
 1960 Classe Tous Risques (adaptation)
 1960 Eyes Without a Face (adaptation)
 1959 The Tiger Attacks (adaptation) / (scenario)
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Noted French writer/director. First trained as a painter and sculptor, then worked as a music critic, and as a warden in an educational facility for delinquent children. Enrolled in a Parisian film school (IDHEC), 1946-48, working his way up to assistant director, screenwriter and script doctor. Turned director from 1956, first making tough, film noir-style gangster movies, later concentrating on... See more »


Often cast Romy Schneider, Michel Piccoli and Yves Montand in main roles See more »

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