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Overview (3)

Born in Flims-Waldhaus, Graubünden, Switzerland
Died in Flims Waldhaus, Graubünden, Switzerland  (cancer)
Birth NameDaniel Walter Schmid

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Daniel Schmid was born on December 26, 1941 in Flims-Waldhaus, Graubünden, Switzerland as Daniel Walter Schmid. He was a director and writer, known for Jenatsch (1987), La Paloma (1974) and Hécate (1982). He died on August 5, 2006 in Flims Waldhaus, Graubünden.

Trivia (4)

Member of the jury at the Berlin International Film Festival 1988
Close friend of Rainer Werner Fassbinder
He studied at the German Film and Television Academy in Berlin. He began directing TV films in 1970, and made his first feature film in 1971, entitled "Tonight or Never". It is about masters and servants in a castle who change places once a year. He also directed several operas in Geneva and Zurich.
He received a lifetime achievement award at the Locarno International Film Festival in 1999. The 2006 festival was taking place at the time of his death, and as a tribute, "Tosca's Kiss", his documentary about a retirement home for opera singers, was shown.

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