Claude Sautet Poster


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Born in Montrouge, Seine [now Hauts-de-Seine], France
Died in Paris, France  (liver cancer)
Birth NameClaude Marie Sautet

Mini Bio (1)

Claude Sautet was born on February 23, 1924 in Montrouge, Seine [now Hauts-de-Seine], France as Claude Marie Sautet. He was a writer and director, known for Un Coeur en Hiver (1992), Nelly & Monsieur Arnaud (1995) and The Things of Life (1970). He was married to Graziella Sautet. He died on July 22, 2000 in Paris, France.

Spouse (1)

Graziella Sautet (1953 - 22 July 2000) ( his death) ( 1 child)

Trade Mark (5)

His movies often involved musicians and classical music
Intimate, naturalistic dramas
Troubled sentimental/family relationships
Often cast Romy Schneider, Michel Piccoli and Yves Montand in main roles
Often cast Bernard Fresson and Dominique Zardi in supporting roles

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Ancient student at the IDHEC (La Femis)
Buried in the Montparnasse Cemetery, Paris, France.
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 films examining interpersonal relationships and sociological or psychological themes.

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