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Benno Besson (1922–2006)

Benno Besson was born on November 4, 1922 in Yverdon-les-Bains, Vaud, Switzerland as René-Benjamin Besson. He was a director and writer, known for Der Arzt wider Willen (1971), Das Stacheltier - Ein deutscher Herr in Paris (1960) and Pauken und Trompeten (1955). He was married to Coline Serreau, Ursula Karusseit and Sabine Thalbach. He died on ... See full bio »


(age 83) in Berlin, Germany

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 2002 Le cercle de craie caucasien (Video) (translation)
 1971 Der Arzt wider Willen (TV Movie) (adaptation)
 1967 Pauken und Trompeten (TV Movie) (play)
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 2000/I La flûte enchantée (TV Movie) (stage director: opera)
 1971 Der Arzt wider Willen (TV Movie) (stage director)
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 2002 Das Jahrhundert des Theaters (TV Series)
- Blick zurück nach vorn (2002) ... Himself
 1994 La nuit des Molières (TV Series documentary)
Himself - Molière du metteur en scène
- La 8ème nuit des Molières (1994) ... Himself - Molière du metteur en scène

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Used to work with Bertolt Brecht.

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