Herald Tribune, 25. Juli 2000
Sautet, 76, French Movie Director, Dies
Tuesday, July 25, 2000
PARIS The filmmaker Claude Sautet, 76, died in Paris on
Saturday of liver cancer, his producer, Alain Sarde, said Monday.
Famous for his depictions of French bourgeois life in the 1970s,
Mr. Sautet made about 30 films including Une Histoire Simple
('A Simple Story'), starring Romy Schneider, which was
nominated for an Oscar in the United States in 1980 as best foreign
feature film. His other films included Cesar et Rosalie,
Vincent, Francois, Paul
et les Autres and Nelly
et Monsieur Arnaud.
Nelly et Monsieur Arnaud, with Emmanuel Beart and Michel
Serrault, won him the prize for best director at the 1996 Cesar
He worked with other French stars including Daniel Auteuil, Yves
Montand and Gerard Depardieu. Born in Montrouge, a Paris suburb,
in 1924, Mr. Sautet studied decorative arts and worked as a music
critic at a communist paper before making his first film in 1951.
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