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Michel Soutter

  • Birth 2 Jun 1932 Geneva, Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland
  • Death 10 Sep 1991 Geneva, Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland
  • Burial Geneva, Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland
  • Plot Section F, Grave 601
  • Memorial ID 22544811

Motion Picture Director, Screenwriter. He was the leader of the "Group of 5", a quintet of young directors who sought to revitalize Swiss Cinema in the late 1960s. His best films were probing, low-key character studies, tinged with irony. Soutter's "Les Arpenteurs" (1972) was nominated for the Golden Palm at Cannes, and "L'Amour des Femmes" (1982) scored a Golden Bear nomination at the Berlin Film Festival. Among his other credits are "Hashish" (1968), "La Pomme" (1969), "L'Escapade" (1974), "Reperages" (1977), and "Signe Renart" (1984). He usually wrote his own scripts. Soutter was born in Geneva. Starting out as a cabaret songwriter in his hometown and Paris, he joined Television Suisse Romande as an assistant in 1961 and made his first film in 1965. He made an acclaimed return to television with the award-winning miniseries "Condorcet" (1989). His final effort was a contribution to "Films of Swiss Cinema" (1991), a five-hour TV documentary about moviemaking in his country. It aired shortly after Soutter's death from cancer at 59.

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 22544811
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Michel Soutter (2 Jun 1932–10 Sep 1991), Find A Grave Memorial no. 22544811, citing Cimetiere des Rois, Geneva, Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland ; Maintained by Find A Grave .