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Also Known As: Died:
Born: June 23, 1929 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Switzerland Profession: director, screenwriter

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Began his career collaborating on a short film, "Nice Time" (1957), with friend and compatriot Alain Tanner, directed documentaries and adapted plays for Swiss TV and made his feature directorial debut in 1970. Goretta's work is characterized by nonlinear narratives focusing on the humdrum details of everyday life. He is best known for "The Lacemaker" (1977), a harrowing depiction of a young woman's descent into madness.

Began his career collaborating on a short film, "Nice Time" (1957), with friend and compatriot Alain Tanner, directed documentaries and adapted plays for Swiss TV and made his feature directorial debut in 1970. Goretta's work is characterized by nonlinear narratives focusing on the humdrum details of everyday life. He is best known for "The Lacemaker" (1977), a harrowing depiction of a young woman's descent into madness.

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DIRECTOR:

1.
  Het Verdriet Van Belgie (1994) Director
2.
  Visages Suisses (1991) Director
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  Ombre, L' (1991) Director
4.
  Provinciale, La (1990) Director
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  Les Ennemis de la mafia (1988) Director
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  Orfeo (1985) Director
8.
  Mort de Mario Ricci, La (1983) Director
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  Bonheur toi-meme (1980) Director

CAST: (feature film)

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Milestones close milestones

1957:
Short film co-directing debut (with Allain Tanner), "Nice Time"
1970:
Theatrical feature directing and co-writing debut, "Le fou/The Madman"

Education

British Film Institute: -
University of Geneva: -

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