Xavier Koller

Film director

1944 –

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Who is Xavier Koller?

Xavier Koller is a Swiss film director and screenwriter. His film Journey of Hope won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1990.

After graduating from High School, Koller first went through a four-year apprenticeship as a precision toolmaker and then, after three years of training at the Academy of Drama in Zurich, Switzerland, graduated as an actor/director.

The next several years he spent acting and directing at German and Swiss theatres. He did a number of TV-plays as an actor, directed commercials, acted in movies, and then started to write and direct feature films.

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Born
1944
Schwyz
Nationality
  • Switzerland
Profession

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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